MSc Student, Radiation Biology
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- I am interested in conducting research on the bystander effect of radiation induced cell death and change, in particular, concentrating in determining cell-killing dosage and in protection from radiation-induced changes. Non-targeted effect prevention could be improved if we consider microenvironment level. Research in radiation is beneficial in both diagnostic medical imaging and treatment. Radiation therapy is a convenient, effective, and time-efficient treatment that uses ionizing radiation to destroy the targeted tumor and surroundings in comparison with other treatments. By researching on the bystander effect, we could improve on controlling radiation dosage in destroying unwanted cells, reduce cell changes and damages, and improve on the knowledge that we have today. I am currently working as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. I feel devastated and helpless when detecting cancer. Thus, I am eager to learn and research on improving our treatment.
- As a Sonographer, I understand the limitations of sound waves in detecting pathology. The accuracy depends on many factors; for example, the patient’s body habitus, which reduces the diagnostic value. Renal arterial stenosis is one of the most common examination that has high dependances on the patient’s natural body and that often has a low diagnostic value. I want to research on non-invasive contrast agents to improve on the detection of vascularity, which helps us to determine the types of pathologies detected and the detection of organal perfusion. The use microbubbles evidently improves on the detection of vascular perfusion. Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging method, so I would like to utilize it to the maximum potential.