Diagnostic Imaging in UCD is the national training centre for radiography. The facilities for education and research include a dedicated “State of the Art” imaging suite on the UCD campus, equipped with computed and direct imaging technologies and NIMIS aligned PACS, Tobii Eye tracking facilities and a growing Image perception suite, multiple anthropomorphic phantom models, and on-site dosimetry capability. The lecturers in Diagnostic Imaging are involved in research studies both in Ireland and internationally with PhD research studies incorporating work in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Research is focused upon imaging of cellular, animal or human biological processes and translating this knowledge into improved diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of disease. A key strength of the group is its broad medical and allied healthcare professional expertise and on-going collaborations with the American Board of Radiology, several American Health Centres and numerous International Academic Institutions. Researchers in the group are professionally affiliated radiographers, nurses, computer scientists with several staff bringing the experience of senior management from the industrial aspect of Imaging to the groups’ activity.