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Mary Moran

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School of Medicine
Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: Ext: 6536
Email: moran.mary@ucd.ie

Biography

My background is as a midwife sonographer and I joined the academic staff at UCD in 2007.

 

I currently coordinate all of the postgraduate Obstetric & Gynaecology Ultrasound Programmes for UCD, and I coordinate the Obstetric & Gynaecology modules for the MSc Ultrasound.

 

My research interests cover all aspects of Obstetric & Gynaecology ultrasound, with a particular interest in ultrasound assessment of placental function, which was the topic of interest for my PhD.

 

I represent the School of Medicine on the Taught Graduate and CPD Strategy Committee of the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems

 

I am currently a member of the HSE committees which are developing national guidelines for both maternal and perinatal bereavement.

Professional

           

Committees

Committee : HSE: Bereavement Support Sub-group
Committee : HSE: Implementation Team for the Implementation of the recommendations of the National Miscarriage Misdiagnosis Review
 

Education

Year 2014 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2006 Institution: Inst of Public Administration, IRL
Qualification: MA Subject:
         

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

M. Moran, G.Zombori, J. Ryan, P. Downey, F.M. McAuliffe (2016) 'Is there a role for 3 dimensional power Doppler placental ultrasound and computerised assessment of calcification in post-term pregnancies?'. Radiography - Elsevier, . [DOI] [Details]
Moran MC, Mulcahy C;Zombori G;Ryan J;Downey P;McAuliffe FM (2015) 'Placental volume, vasculature and calcification in pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia and intra-uterine growth restriction'. European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 195 :12-17. [DOI] [Details]
Mary Morana, Gergely Zombori, John Ryan, Fionnuala M McAuliffe (2014) '3D Power Doppler ultrasound and computerised placental assessment in normal pregnancy'. Radiography, 20 :112-116. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
M. Moran, C. Mulcahy, L. Daly, G. Zombori, P. Downey, J. Ryan, FM. McAuliffe (2014) 'Novel placental ultrasound assessment: potential role in pre-gestational diabetic pregnancy'. Placenta, . [DOI] [Details]
Moran, M. and Higgins, M. and Zombori, G. and Ryan, J. and McAuliffe, F.M. (2013) 'Computerized assessment of placental calcification post-ultrasound: A novel software tool'. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 41 (5):545-549. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Moran, M,Ryan, J,Higgins, M,Brennan, PC,McAuliffe, FM; (2011) 'Poor agreement between operators on grading of the placenta'. J Obstet Gynaecol, 31 :24-28. [DOI] [Details]
Mary Moran, MA, Fionnuala M. McAuliffe, MD; (2011) 'Imaging and Assessment of Placental Function'. Journal Of Clinical Ultrasound, 36 (7):390-398. Link to full text [Details]
Zombori, G. Ryan, J. McAuliffe, F. Rainford, L. Moran, M. Brennan, P. (2010) 'Advanced noise reduction in placental ultrasound imaging using CPU and GPU: a comparative study'. Proceedings of S.P.I.E, 7629 :762908-762909. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Mary Moran, John Ryan, Patrick C. Brennan, Mary Higgins, Fionnuala M McAuliffe; (2009) 'Is Grannum Grading of the Placenta Reproducible?'. Proceedings of S.P.I.E, 7263 :W1-W6. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
 

Conference Publications

K Mc Carthy, G Gallagher, M Moran (2015) Sonographic soft markers in the second trimester: subtle indicators or significant findings? . In: BMUS eds. British Medical Ultrasound Society 2015 BMUS Ultrasound 2015, Link to full text [Details]
H Hughes, C Mulcahy, M Moran (2015) Caesarean Scar Ectopic: findings and management dilemmas British Medical Ultrasound Society 2015 BMUS Ultrasound 2015, Link to full text [Details]
C Conneely, M Moran, MC De Tavernier, A Keane (2015) Caesarean Scar Pregnancy: A waiting game...? . In: BMUS eds. British Medical Ultrasound Society 2015 BMUS Ultrasound 2015, Link to full text [Details]
M Moran, C Mulcahy, G Zombori, J Ryan, P Downey, FM McAuliffe (2014) Placental Volume, Vasculature and Calcification in pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsi and intra-uterine growth restriction . In: Archives of Diseases in Childhood eds. Perinatal Medicine 2014 Fetal & Neonatal (Journal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health), , pp.A86-A87 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
M Moran, G Zombori, J Ryan, P Downey, FM McAuliffe (2014) Is there a role for Placental Volume, Vasculature and Calcification in monitoring Post-term Pregnancies? . In: Archives of Disease in Childhood eds. Perinatal Medice 2014 Fetal & Neonatal (Journal of the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health, , pp.A87-A87 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Moran, M. Higgins, M. Zombori, G. Ryan, J. McAuliffe, FM. (2012) Computerised Assessment of Placental Calcification Post Ultrasound ¿ A Novel Software Tool 2nd Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Perinatal Medicine [Details]
Zombori Gergely MSc, McAuliffe F MD, Moran M MA, Rainford L PhD, Brennan PC PhD, Ryan J PhD; (2011) EVALUATION OF OBSERVER PERFORMANCE IN PLACENTAL GRADING Medical Image Perception Conference XIV [Details]
McCaffrey, M. Moran, M. and Stanton, M.; (2011) Student reflections on a reflective analysis assignment Problem based learning (PBL) today and tomorrow [Details]
Moran Mary MA, Ryan John PhD, Zombori Gergely MSc, Higgins Mary MD, McAuliffe Fionnuala M MD; (2011) COMPUTERISED ASSESSMENT OF PLACENTAL CALCIFICATION Medical Image Perception Conference XIV [Details]
G Zombori, MSc; J Ryan, PhD; F McAuliffe, MD; L Rainford, PhD; M Moran, MA; P Brennan, PhD. ; (2010) Advanced noise reduction in placental ultrasound imaging using CPU and GPU: a comparative study . In: Jan D'Hooge, Stephen A McAleavy eds. Medical Imaging 2010: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy Santiago, , pp.762908 [Details]
Moran, M.C., Ryan, J., Brennan, P.C., Higgins, M., McAuliffe, F.M.; (2010) Ultrasound Assessment of Placental Calcification: Observer Variation . In: Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists eds. Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatal Medicine Wicklow, Ireland, , pp.141 [Details]
Moran M1, Ryan J1, Brennan PC1, Higgins M1,2, McAuliffe FM1,2; (2010) ULTRASOUND ASSESSMENT OF PLACENTAL CALCIFICATION: TIME FOR NEW METHODS . In: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists eds. British Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Belfast, , pp.FCI.14 [Details]
G. Zombori, J. Ryan, F. McAuliffe, L. Rainford, M. Moran, P.Brennan; (2009) Volume-Based Segmentation of the Placenta in Ultrasound Imaging Radiological Society of North America Chicago, [Details]
Moran, M.C., Ryan, J., Brennan, P.C., Higgins, M., McAuliffe, F.M.; (2009) The Grannum method of placental calcification: Observer intra- and inter-variation . In: British Institute of Radiology eds. United Kingdom Radiological Congress 2009 Manchester, , pp.44 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Main research interest is in the area of Obstetric & Gynaecological Ultrasound. This includes the role of ultrasound in fertility investigations and management.

I have specific interest in the area of 3D and Power Doppler placental ultrasound.

 

UCD Medicine Research Group: Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging

   

Current Postgraduate Students

May Mohammed S Almestehi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Therese Herlihy, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor