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Shane Foley

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Medicine
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166543
Email: shane.foley@ucd.ie

Biography

On completion of my BSc (Radiography) in UCD in 1999 I worked as both a Radiographer and Senior Radiographer in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin and was involved in numerous clinical research projects (CT colongraphy/Vent studies) prior to commencing work in UCD as a Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging in 2007. I am currently the BSc Radiography Programme Coordinator in UCD. My primary research interests are in Computed Tomography, radiation dose and optimisation methods, areas in which I completed my PhD studies in 2013. I am a past president of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy and remain active both nationally and in a European context via the European Federation of Radiographer Societies. I am on the programme planning committee (as co-chair of the Radiographers scientific subcommittee) of the European Congress of Radiology 2018 having been a subcommittee member during both 2016 and 2017. I am currently a member of the European Society of Radiology radiation protection subcommittee and have also been part of two consortiums which completed projects for the European Commission, specifically the PiDRL (European diagnostic reference levels for paediatric imaging) and the BSS (2013/59/Euratom) Transposition project.

Highest Academic Qualification: 
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University College Dublin: 2013
Thesis: Radiation Dose Optimisation in Computed Tomography.
 
Education: 
University College Dublin: PhD - School of Medicine and Medical Science: 2008-2013
University of Ulster (Jordanstown): Post Graduate Diploma (CT): 2001-2003
University College Dublin: BSc (Rad): 1995-1999 

UCD Medicine Research Groups - Diagnostic Imaging 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2017.
Title: SPR Radiographer Best Scientific Paper
Year: 2016.
Title: IPR 2016: Radiographer Best Scientific Paper Award
Year: 2016.
Title: European Congress of Radiology: Invest in Youth Award (Michelle O'Connor)
Year: 2016.
Title: European Congress of Radiology: Invest in Youth Award (Michelle O'Connor)
Year: 2015.
Title: Best Scientific Presentation SS1014 - based on audience vote
Year: 2014.
Title: Best Scientific Presentation (Radiographers): ECR 2014
Year: 2009.
Title: Edward Malone Medal

Associations

Association: European Federation of Radiographer Societies , Function/Role: Educational Wing representative (Ireland)
Association: Health and Social Care Professions Alliance (formerly PBAI), Function/Role: Board member
Association: International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists, Function/Role: Council Member
Association: Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, Function/Role: President
Association: Irish Institiute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, Function/Role: Council Member
Association: European Federation of Radiographer Societies, Function/Role: National Representative
     

Conference Contributions

Foley SJ (2017) How dose tracking tools can aid in optimisation and also influence practice within CT. [Invited Oral Presentation], UKRCO - UK Radiological and Radiation Oncology Congress, Manchester , 12-JUN-17 - 14-JUN-17.
Foley SJ (2017) How do dose tracking tools change the practice of Radiographers. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, Austria , 01-MAR-17 - 05-MAR-17.
Foley SJ (2017) [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Commission Workshop on the transposition of the BSS Directive, Brussels , 24-JAN-17 - 25-JAN-17.
Foley SJ (2017) European CT dose repository. How do dose tracking tools change the practice of radiographers?. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Congress of Radiology, Vienna , 01-MAR-17 - 06-MAR-17.
Foley SJ (2017) [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Congress of Radiology, Vienna , 01-MAR-17 - 06-MAR-17.
Foley SJ (2017) Patient safety culture: a combined responsibility. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Congress of Radiology, Vienna , 01-MAR-17 - 06-MAR-17.
Foley SJ (2016) Radiation Dose Management in IR Suites. [Oral Presentation], Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Congress, Barcelona , 10-SEP-16 - 14-SEP-16.
Foley SJ (2016) Tools to support the implementation of the BSS Directive: Radiographers Perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Congress of Radiology 2016, Vienna , 02-MAR-16 - 06-MAR-16.
Foley SJ (2016) Iterative reconstructions: The impact on dose and image quality. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Pediatric Radiology 2016: Pediatric Imaging across the globe, Chicago, USA , 16-MAY-16 - 20-MAY-16.
Foley S (2016) Radiographers Scientific Subcommittee member. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Congress of Radiology (ECR), Vienna , 09-MAR-16 - 14-MAR-16.
Foley SJ (2016) Iterative Reconstructions: The Impact on Dose and Image Quality. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Paediatric Radiology, Chicago , 15-MAY-16 - 20-MAY-16.
Foley SJ (2016) Challenges and opportunities in CT dose optimisation: what can we do in the future?. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Congress of Radiology, Vienna , 02-MAR-16 - 06-MAR-16.
Foley SJ (2017) Radiographers Scientific Subcommittee member. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Congress of Radiology, Vienna , 01-MAR-17 - 05-FEB-17.
Foley SJ (2018) Chair Radiographers Scientific Subcommittee. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], European Congress of Radiology, Vienna , 28-FEB-18 - 04-FEB-18.
Foley, S (2015) CT paediatric DRLs: Data from the literature. [Invited Oral Presentation], PiDRL Workshop: European Diagnostic Reference Levels in Paediatric Imaging, Lisbon, Portugal , 15-OCT-15 - 18-OCT-15.
Foley S (2015) Impact of using DRLs in paediatric imaging. [Chaired Session], PiDRL Workshop: European Diagnostic Reference Levels in Paediatric Imaging, Lisbon, Portugal , 15-OCT-15 - 18-OCT-15.
Foley SJ (2015) Advanced Practice Workshop. [Chaired Session], IIRRT 19th Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 10-OCT-15 - 10-OCT-15.
Foley SJ (2015) [Conference Organising Committee Member], 19th Annual IIRRT Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 10-OCT-15 - 10-OCT-15.
Foley, SJ (2014) Scientific session. [Chaired Session], 18th Annual IIRRT Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 11-OCT-14 - 11-OCT-14.
Foley, SJ (2014) CT patient dose, modern trends and subsequent dose optimisation. [Invited Oral Presentation], 18th IIRRT Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 11-OCT-14 - 11-OCT-14.
Foley, SJ (2014) [Conference Organising Committee Member], 18th Annual IIRRT Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 12-MAR-14 - 11-OCT-14.
Foley, SJ (2014) SS 1813 (Topic: Physics in Radiology) Advances in digital x-ray imaging. [Chaired Session], European Congress of Radiology, Vienna , 10-MAR-14 - 10-MAR-14.
Foley, SJ (2013) Refresher Course in CT Dose Optimisation. [Invited Lecture], European Congress of Radiology, Vienna , 06-MAR-13 - 11-MAR-13.
Foley, SJ (2013) Scientific Session Moderator. [Chaired Session], European Congress of Radiology, Vienna , 11-MAR-13 - 11-MAR-13.
Shane J Foley (2013) CT Dose optimisation. [Invited Oral Presentation], CT Radiation Protection: Danish Radiography Council, Copenhagen, Denmark , 01-OCT-13 - 02-OCT-13.
Shane J Foley (2013) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 17th Annual IIRRT Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 01-MAR-13 - 12-OCT-13.
Shane J Foley, Michele Monahan (2013) [Chaired Session], 17th Annual IIRRT Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 12-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13.
Shane J Foley (2013) Scientific session Chair. [Refereed Abstracts], 17th Annual IIRRT Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 12-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13.
Shane Foley (2012) This annual conference of the Irish Institute of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists highlights developments within both professions and covers areas of potential role development, CPD and research. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 16th Annual IIRRT Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 02-JAN-12 - 13-OCT-12.
Shane Foley, Michelle Leech (2012) [Chaired Session], 16th Annual IIRRT Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 13-OCT-12 - 13-OCT-12.
Foley, SJ; (2011) The Annual Conference highlights current developments within the professions of radiography and radiation therapy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], IIRRT Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 08-OCT-11 - 08-OCT-11.
Shane Foley; (2009) Irish Professional body annual conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], IIRRT Annual Conference, Radisson Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin , 06-NOV-09 - 07-NOV-09.
Shane Foley; (2009) Professional Body Annual Conference. [Chaired Session], IIRRT Annual Conference, Radisson Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin , 06-NOV-09 - 07-NOV-09.

Committees

Committee : EuroSafe Imaging: Paediatric Subcommittee
Committee : Radiography Degree Committee (RDC)
Committee : ESR Radiation Protection Subcommittee
Committee : European Congress of Radiology 2018: Programme Planning Committee member
Committee : European Congress of Radiology 2018 Radiographer Scientific Subcommittee
Committee : European Congress of Radiology 2017: Radiographer Scientific Subcommittee
Committee : Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT)
Committee : European Congress of Radiology 2016: Radiographer Scientific Subcommittee
Committee : Election Committee: European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS)
Committee : National Radiation Safety Committee on Population Dose & Optimisation
Committee : National Advisory Group: Nurse X-ray Prescribing
Committee : Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy CPD Committee
Committee : UCD SMMS Staff Student Committee
Committee : IIRRT Annual Conference 2012-13 Committee

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer
Employer: Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Position: Radiographer
Employer: Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Position: Senior Radiographer

Education

Year 2013 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1999 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BSc Subject:
Year 2002 Institution: University of Ulster
Qualification: PG DIP Subject:

Languages

German:
Irish:

Consultancy

Client: European Commission: European Study on Clinical Diagnostic Reference Levels for X-ray Medical Imaging¿ (abbreviation: EUCLID).
Client: European Commission: BSS (2013/59) Transposition
Client: European Commission: European Paediatric DRLs (PiDRL)
 

Journals Edited

Radiography - Elsevier: Reviewer.
Journal Of Medical Imaging And Radiation Sciences: Reviewer.
Radiation And Environmental Biophysics: Reviewer.
Physica Medica: Reviewer.
Journal Of Applied Clinical Medical Physics [Electronic Resource] / American College Of Medical Physics: Reviewer.
Insights Into Imaging: Reviewer.
British Journal Of Radiology: Reviewer.
Journal Of Biomedical Graphics And Computing: Editorial Board member.
Insights Into Imaging: Editorial Board member.
Radiography Ireland: Editor.
 

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Giannotti N; O'Connell M; Foley S; Galligan M; Kelly P; McNulty J (2017) 'Response to letter re: Carotid atherosclerotic plaques standardised uptake values: methodological issues on reproducibility and accuracy (EJRE-D-17-00121)'. EJNMMI Research, . [Details]
Qurashi AA, Rainford LA, Foley SJ (2017) 'Optimal abdominal CT protocols for obese patients'. Radiography - Elsevier, . [Details]
Crofton C, Foley SJ (2017) 'Radiographers' Mobile Phone Use and the Success of an Awareness Campaign at Reducing the Nosocomial Infection Risks'. Radiography - Elsevier, . [Details]
O Hora, LR & Foley SJ (2017) 'Iterative reconstruction and automatic tube voltage selection reduce clinical CT radiation doses and image noise'. Radiography - Elsevier, . [Details]
N. Cleary, J.P. McNulty, S.J. Foley, E. Kelly (2017) 'An investigation into current protocols and radiographer opinions on contrast extravasation in Irish CT departments'. Radiography - Elsevier, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Giannoti N, O'Connell MJ, Foley SJ, Kelly PJ, McNulty JP (2017) 'Carotid atherosclerotic plaques standardised uptake values: software challenges and reproducibility'. EJNMMI Research, 7 (39). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Foley T, Foley S, Curtain A (2016) 'Transition for students with Special Educational Needs in Ireland: Are they well served?'. International Journal of Special Education, 31 (2). [Details]
Zarb F; Foley, SJ; Holm, S; Toomey, R; Evanoff, M; Rainford, L (2016) 'An investigation into CT radiation dose variations for head examinations on matched equipment'. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, . [DOI] [Details]
Qurashi AA, Rainford LA;Foley SJ (2014) 'Establishment of diagnostic reference levels for CT trunk examinations in the western region of Saudi Arabia'. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 167 (4):569-575. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
O'Connor M, Ryan J, Foley S. (2015) 'A review of cross sectional imaging, ultrasound & nuclear medicine utilisation patterns in paediatric patients in Ireland, 2003-2012'. British Journal of Radiology, 88 (1048). [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
O'Connor M, Ryan J;Foley S (2015) 'Best single-slice location to measure visceral adipose tissue on paediatric CT scans and the relationship between anthropometric measurements, gender and VAT volume in children'. British Journal of Radiology, 88 (1054). [DOI] [Details]
Santos J, Foley SJ, Paulo G, McEntee M, Rainford LA (2015) 'The impact of pediatric specific dose modulation curves on patient dose and image quality in head Computed Tomography'. Pediatric Radiology, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Santos J; Maria do Carmo Batista; Shane Foley; Graciano Paulo; Mark F. McEntee; Louise Rainford (2014) 'Paediatric CT optimisation utilising Catphan(R) 600 and age-specific anthropomorphic phantoms'. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 162 (4):586. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Santos J, Foley S, Paulo G, McEntee M, Rainford L (2013) 'The establishment of Computed Tomography diagnostic reference levels in Portugal'. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 158 (3):307-317. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Foley SJ, McEntee MF, Rainford LA (2013) 'An evaluation of in-plane shields during thoracic CT'. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 155 (4):439-450. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Foley, SJ, Evanoff, M, Rainford, LA (2013) 'A questionnaire survey reviewing Radiologists and Clinical Specialist Radiographers knowledge of CT exposure parameters'. Insights Into Imaging, 4 (5):637-646. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Foley S.J, McEntee M.F, Rainford L.A; (2012) 'Establishment of CT diagnostic reference levels in Ireland'. British Journal of Radiology, 85 (1018):1390-1397. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Foley, SJ,McEntee, MF,Achenbach, S,Brennan, PC,Rainford, LS,Dodd, JD; (2011) 'Breast Surface Radiation Dose During Coronary CT Angiography: Reduction by Breast Displacement and Lead Shielding'. American Journal of Roentgenology, 197 :367-373. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Zarb F, Rainford L, Foley S, McEntee MF; (2009) 'Rationale for National and Local Dose Reference Levels and Collective Effective Dose in CT'. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 40 (3):109-115. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology CT Colongraphy Study Group investigators; (2007) 'Effect of Directed Training on Reader Performance for CT Colonography: Multicenter study'. Radiology, 242 (1):152-161. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Chowdhury, T. A.,Whelan, P. F.,Ghita, O.,Sezille, N.,Foley, S.; (2007) 'Development of a synthetic phantom for the selection of optimal scanning parameters in CAD-CT colonography'. Med Eng Phys, 29 (8):858-67. Link to full text [Details]
Burling D, Halligan S, Altman DG, Atkin W, Bartram C, Fenlon HM, Laghi A, Stoker J, Taylor S, Frost R, Dessey G, De Villiers M, Florie J, Foley S, Honeyfield L, Iannaccone R, Gallo T, Kay C, Lefere P, Lowe A, Mangiapane F, Marrannes J, Neri E, Nieddu G, Nicholson D, O'Hare A, Ori S, Politi B, Poulus M, Regge D, Renaut L, Rudralingham V, Signoretta S, Vagli P, Van der Hulst V, Williams-Butt J. ; (2006) 'CT colonography interpretation times: effect of reader experience, fatigue, and scan findings in a multi-centre setting'. European Radiology, 16 (8):1745-1749. [Details]
Williams-Butt J, Burling D, Halligan S, Altman DG, Atkin W, Bartram C, Fenlon H, Laghi A, Stoker J, Taylor S, Frost R, Dessey G, De Villiers M, Florie J, Foley S, Honeyfield L, Iannaccone R, Gallo T, Kay C, Lefere P, Lowe A, Mangiapane F, Marrannes J, Neri E, Nieddu G, Nicholson D, O'Hare A, Ori S, Politi B, Poulus M, Regge D, Renaut L, Rudralingham V, Signoretta S, Vagli P, Van der Hulst V, ; (2006) 'CT colonography interpretation times: effect of reader experience, fatigue, and scan findings in a multi-centre setting'. European Radiology, 16 (8):1745-1749. [DOI] [Details]
Williams-Butt J, Burling D, Halligan S, Altman DG, Atkin W, Bartram C, Fenlon H, Laghi A, Stoker J, Taylor S, Frost R, Dessey G, De Villiers M, Florie J, Foley S, Honeyfield L, Iannaccone R, Gallo T, Kay C, Lefere P, Lowe A, Mangiapane F, Marrannes J, Neri E, Nieddu G, Nicholson D, O'Hare A, Ori S, Politi B, Poulus M, Regge D, Renaut L, Rudralingham V, Signoretta S, Vagli P, Van der Hulst V, ; (2006) 'Polyp measurement and size categorisation by CT colonography: effect of observer experience in a multi-centre setting'. European Radiology, 16 (8):1737-1744. [DOI] [Details]
Chowdhury, T. A., Sadleir, R. J. T., Whelan, P. F., Sezille, N., Moss, A., O'Hare, A., Foley, S., Fenlon, H., MacMathuna, P. (2005) 'Automatic detection of colon at CT colonography'. Endoscopy, 37 (5). [Details]

Other Journals

Foley SJ (2017) 'Update on the Basic Safety Standards Directive (2013/59): Behind the scenes¿' Radiography Ireland . [Details]
AG Prentakis, AP Stefanoyiannis, K Georgiadis, L Coleman, SJ Foley,D Herlig, P Kollas, A Kowalik, J Tomczak, SN Chatziioannou (2016) 'Education, training and professional issues of Radiographers in 6 European countries: A comparative review' Journal of European CME 5 (April) :1-5. Available Online [Details]

Conference Publications

Foley SJ (2017) CT Dose Optimisation. Are we doing enough? Landskonference for radiografer Copenhagen, , 01-JUN-17 - 02-JUN-17 [Details]
Crofton C,Foley SJ (2016) An investigation of mobile phone use in the Radiology Department and the success of an awareness campaign at reducing the nosocomial infection risks Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy Annual Conference 2016 Dublin, , 08-OCT-16 - 08-OCT-16 [Details]
Foley SJ (2017) Radiographer sessions go from strength to strength at ECR 2017 European Congress of Radiology ECR Today, Wednesday March 1st 2017, , 01-MAR-17 - 01-MAR-17 , pp.7-7 [Details]
A.A. Qurashi1, L.A. Rainford, A. Ajlan, K. Khashoggi, L. Ashkar, M. Alraddadi, Alghamdi M, Althobaiti M, S.J. Foley (2017) Investigating Optimal Abdominal CT Protocol for Obese Patients European Congress of Radiology 2017 Vienna, Austria, , 01-MAR-17 - 05-MAR-17 [Details]
O'Connor M, Foley SJ (2017) Optimal CT protocols for abdominal scanning of obese paediatric patients: a phantom study Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting Vancouver, , 14-MAY-17 - 19-MAY-17 [Details]
Crofton C, Foley SJ (2017) An investigation of mobile phone use in the radiology department and the success of an awareness campaign at reducing the associated nosocomial infection risks European Congress of Radiology 2017 Vienna, Austria, , 01-MAR-17 - 05-MAR-17 [Details]
O'Connor M, Foley SJ (2016) Noise variations across clinically accepted paediatric body CT scans European Congress of Radiology Vienna, , 02-MAR-16 - 06-MAR-16 [Details]
N. Giannotti, J. McNulty, S. Foley, P. Kelly (2016) Carotid plaque PET/CT standardised uptake values measurements as a biomarker for stroke: software reproducibility challenges European Congress of Radiology Vienna, , 02-MAR-16 - 06-MAR-16 [Details]
M. O'Connor, S. Foley (2016) Manual vs automated visceral adipose tissue quantification in paedatric CT: which is best? European Congress of Radiology Vienna, , 02-MAR-16 - 06-MAR-16 [Details]
Foley SJ, Rainford LA, Murphy D (2016) A comparison of paediatric CT protocols and doses across Irish hospitals International Paediatric Radiology Chicago, , 15-MAY-16 - 20-MAY-16 [Details]
Hogan P, Foley S, Lowe J (2016) An investigation of radiography staff uniforms as vectors for infection: comparing home-laundering processes with hospitallaundering European Congress of Radiology Vienna, , 02-MAR-16 - 06-MAR-16 [Details]
Santos J, Mekis N, Foley S, Stark T, Rainford L (2016) Additional copper filtration for adult chest imaging and it's impact on dose and image quality European Congress of Radiology Vienna, Austria, , 02-MAR-16 - 06-MAR-16 [Details]
R. Kavanagh, P. Gilligan, M. Lewis, B. Moran, S. Foley, C. O'Connor, O. O'Connor, D. E. Malone, D. Sheppard (2016) Eur O'Safe: Ireland's approach to dose reference levels and preparation for EU Directive 2013/59 European Congress of Radiologz Vienna, , 01-MAR-16 - 06-MAR-16 [Details]
A.A. Qurashi, L.A. Rainford, S.J. Foley (2016) Abdominal CT for obese patients: investigating optimal scan parameters European Congress of Radiology Vienna, Austria, , 02-MAR-16 - 06-MAR-16 [Details]
Alomaim W, O¿Leary D, Ryan J, Rainford L, Foley S. (2016) The impact of breast density on radiologist fixation time in mammography European Congress of Radiology Vienna, Austria, , 02-MAR-16 - 06-DEC-15 [Details]
Foley SJ, Murphy D, Rainford LA (2016) A comparison of paediatric CT protocols and doses across Irish hospitals International Pediatric Radiology 2016 Chicago, IL, USA, , 16-MAY-16 - 20-MAY-16 [Details]
Foley S.J, Masterson L., Maguire V, McLaren C, Catania D, Rainford L.A. (2016) Comparison of radiation dose between centers in the aim of establishing DRLs for commonly performed pediatric interventional imaging examinations International Pediatric Radiology 2016 Chicago, IL, USA, , 16-MAY-16 - 20-MAY-16 [Details]
Rainford L, Catania D, Masterson L, Dogan A, McLaren C, Foley S (2015) A three centre European study of the feasibility of establishing diagnostic reference levels in paediatric cardiac interventional radiology PiDRL Workshop: European Diagnostic Reference Levels in Paediatric Imaging Lisbon, Portugal, , 15-OCT-15 - 18-OCT-15 [Details]
Foley SJ, Murphy D (2015) A comparison of patient weight, age and diameter grouping/categorisation for establishing diagnostic reference levels in paediatric CT PiDRL Workshop: European Diagnostic Reference Levels in Paediatric Imaging Lisbon, Portugal, , 15-OCT-15 - 18-OCT-15 [Details]
Foley SJ, Masterson L, Rainford LA (2015) A comparison of age and weight groupings for establishing local DRLs in paediatric cardiac catheterisation examinations PiDRL Workshop: European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging Lisbon, , 15-OCT-15 - 18-OCT-15 [Details]
Foley S, McNulty J (2015) Online self- and peer-assessment as part of an innovative group project UCD SNMHS 2015 Teaching and Learning Symposium ¿Innovative and Meaningful Approaches to Assessment¿ Dublin, Ireland, , 29-APR-15 - 29-APR-15 [Details]
O'Connor, M., Foley, S. (2015) Current Computed Tomography (CT) practice in Irish paediatric hospitals European Congress of Radiology [Details]
O'Hora, L; Foley SJ (2015) CT dose optimisation software synergy: a clinical perspective European Congress of Radiology , 04-MAR-15 - 09-MAR-15 [Details]
Qurashi A, Rainford LA, Foley SJ (2015) The impact of obesity on abdominal CT radiation dose and image quality European Congress of Radiology , 04-MAR-15 - 09-MAR-15 [Details]
O'Connor M, Foley SJ (2015) Current computed tomography (CT) practice in Irish paediatric hospitals' European Congress of Radiology , 04-MAR-15 - 09-MAR-15 [Details]
Rainford LA, McClaren C, Catania D, Pasquato M, Foley S (2015) A European collaborative research study investigating paediatric cardiac interventional radiation dose levels European Congress of Radiology Vienna, Austria, , 04-MAR-15 - 09-MAR-15 [Details]
Alomaim W, Foley SJ, Ryan J, Evanoff M, Rainford LA, O'Leary D, (2015) Inter-rater variability for breast density classification between American and British radiologists European Congress of Radiology , 04-MAR-15 - 09-MAR-15 [Details]
Foley, SJ (2014) CT patient dose, modern trends and subsequent dose optimisation IIRRT Annual Conference Dublin, Ireland, , 11-OCT-14 - 11-OCT-14 [Details]
J. Santos, S. Foley, G. Paulo, M. F. McEntee, L. Rainford (2014) Optimisation of paediatric head computed tomography examinations: an experimental and clinical approach European Congress of Radiology Available Online [Details]
M. O'Connor, J. Ryan, S. Foley (2014) Advanced paediatric imaging: a view of the past ten years European Congress of Radiology Available Online [Details]
A. A. Qurashi, L. Rainford, S. Foley (2014) Establishment of diagnostic reference levels for CT trunk examinations in Saudi Arabia European Congress of Radiology Vienna, , 06-MAR-14 - 10-MAR-14 Available Online [Details]
D. Catania, L.A. Rainford, M. Pasquato, L. Masterson, S. Foley (2014) A European collaborative research study investigating paediatric cardiac interventional radiation dose levels European Congress of Radiology Vienna, , 06-MAR-14 - 10-FEB-14 [Details]
M. O'Connor, J. Ryan, S. Foley (2014) Best single-slice CT location to measure visceral adipose tissue in children European Congress of Radiology Vienna, , 06-MAR-14 - 10-MAR-14 [Details]
N. Meki¿, L.A. Rainford, T. Starc, G. Paulo, S. Foley, J. Santos (2014) A European collaborative investigation into the impact of additional copper filtration upon dose and image quality for adult chest examinations European Congress of Radiology Vienna, , 06-MAR-14 - 10-MAR-14 [Details]
J. Santos, S. Foley, G. Paulo, M. McEntee, L.A. Rainford (2014) Optimisation of paediatric head computed tomography examinations: an experimental and clinical approach European Congress of Radiology Vienna, , 06-MAR-14 - 10-MAR-14 [Details]
Santos, J; Foley, SJ, Paulo, G; Rainford LA (2014) Portugese paediatric computed tomography practice. ESR Eurosafe Imaging. Paediatric CT Practice. How safe is imaging in different countries European Congress of Radiology [Details]
O'Connor, M; Ryan, J; Foley, S (2014) Advanced paediatric imaging: a view of the past ten years International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine [Details]
O'Connor, M; Ryan, J; Foley, S. (2014) Optimal single slice to measure visceral adipose tissue in children International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine [Details]
O'Connor M, Ryan J, Foley S (2014) Advanced Paediatric Imaging: A View of the Past Ten Years 18th ISRRT World Congress (International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists) Helsinki, Finland, , 02-JUN-14 - 06-JUN-14 [Details]
O'Connor M, Ryan J, Foley S. (2014) A review of cross sectional imaging & nuclear medicine utilization patterns in paediatric patients in Ireland, 2003-2012 18th International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists World Congress [Details]
O'Connor M, Ryan J, Foley S. (2014) Optimal single slice to measure visceral adipose tissue in children 18th International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists World Congress, Helsinki [Details]
Santos J, Foley S, Paulo G, McEntee MF, Rainford LA (2013) Paediatric CT Diagnostic Reference levels National Congress of the Portugese Paediatric Society [Details]
Santos, J., Foley, S., Paulo, G., Mcentee, M. F., & Rainford, L (2013) Establishment of computed tomography diagnostic reference levels in Portugal and paediatric CT imaging parameter optimisation Conference Proteção Radiológica na Saúde 2013 (Radiation Protection in Health Conference) Lisbon, Portugal, , 18-SEP-13 - 20-SEP-13 Available Online [Details]
Santos J, Foley SJ, Paulo G, McEntee MF, Rainford L (2013) Conducting a national diagnostic reference level survey for computed tomography examinations: the Portuguese experience European Congress of Radiology [Details]
Santos J,Foley S, Paulo G, McEntee MF, Rainford LA (2013) Conducting a national diagnostic reference level survey for computed tomography examinations: the Portuguese experience European Congress of Radiology Vienna, , 06-MAR-13 - 11-MAR-13 [Details]
Zarb F, McEntee MF, Foley S, Rainford L (2013) Evaluation of image quality optimisation using VGC and ordinal regression analysis European Congress of Radiology Vienna, , 06-MAR-13 - 11-MAR-13 [Details]
Foley S.J, McEntee M.F, Rainford L.A; (2012) Proposed CT diagnostic reference levels for Ireland European Congress of Radiology [Details]
Foley, Shane J, McEntee MF, Rainford LA, ; (2011) CT doses across the Generations. A clinical comparison Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Chicago, , 26-NOV-11 - 02-DEC-11 [Details]
McEntee MF, Kinsella C, Foley SJ; (2011) Reducing dose to the patient through PA techniques for the clavicle European Congress of Radiology [Details]
Foley, Shane J, McEntee MF, Rainford LA, ; (2011) Proposed diagnostic reference level for combined CT chest, abdomen and pelvis examinations in Ireland European Congress of Radiology [Details]
Foley, Shane J, McEntee MF, Rainford LA; (2011) Radiation dose variability for CT brain examinations across the Irish population Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Chicago, , 26-NOV-11 - 02-DEC-11 [Details]
Leo C, Foley S; (2011) Reducing the Dose to the Breast during Abdominal Radiography Is Simply Achieved Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Chicago, , 26-NOV-11 - 02-DEC-11 Available Online [Details]
Foley, S, Rainford L, McEntee M, Brennan PC, Dodd JD; (2011) BREAST DISPLACEMENT DURING CARDIAC C.T.: A DOSE REDUCING STRATEGY I-Med and National Capital Diagnostic Imaging CPD event Canberra, Australia, [Details]
Foley S, McEntee M, Brennan P, Rainford LA, Dodd JD; (2010) TLD Measurement of Absorbed Radiation Dose to the Female Breast during 64 Slice Cardiac CT Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Chicago, , 28-NOV-10 - 03-DEC-10 [Details]
Foley S, Rainford L, Mc Entee M, Dodd J; (2009) Breast Displacment during cardiac CT. A dose reducing strategy Annual Scientific Meeting, Faculty of Radiologists, RCSI [Details]
T.A. Chowdhury, R.J.T. Sadleir, Paul F. Whelan, N. Sezille, A. Moss, A. O Hare, S. Foley, H. Fenlon, P. MacMathuna (2004) Automatic Detection of Colon at CT Colonography Irish Society of Gastroenterology, Winter Meeting 2004 [Details]

Published Reports

Damilakis et al (2015) European Guidelines on DRLs for Paediatric Imaging (PiDRL). European Commission, Brussels. Available Online [Details]
Foley, SJ; Thomas, E; Darcy, L; O'Donovan, T; Harper, D; Ryan, L (2014) Computed Tomography. IIRRT guidelines on best practice. Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
Foley, SJ; Dempsey, E; Monahan, M (2014) Intravenous cannulation and administration by Radiographers / Radiation Therapists. The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
Doyle, E; Foley, SJ, Glynn, M; Monahan, M, O'Donovan, T (2013) Code of Professional Conduct for Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists. The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
Dempsey E, Foley SJ, McDonagh P, Monahan M; (2011) Intravenous Cannulation / Administration for Radiographers. Guidelines on Best Practice. Mountshannon Design and Print, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
Foley, SJ, Monahan, M; McDonagh, P (2011) A Guiding Framework for the Implementation of Radiographer Diagnostic Decision Making in Ireland. The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
Foley, SJ; Normyle B (2010) Computed Tomography. IIRRT guidelines on best practice. The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
Foley, S., Murray AM, Mc Entee, M.; (2007) Guidelines on Best Practice in Computed Tomography. The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, Mountshannon, Co. Clare. [Details]
                                                                                           

Policy Contribution

Foley SJ (2016) EFRS recommendations for the national implementation of the Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) role as defined under Basic Safety Standards Directive (2013/59 EURATOM). Netherlands: Policy Contribution [Details]
Foley SJ (2016) EFRS Recommendations for the national implementation of the Basic Safety Standards Directive (2013/59 EURATOM). Holland: Policy Contribution [Details]
Foley, SJ; Darcy L, Thomas, E (2014) IIRRT Best Practice Guidelines in Computed Tomography. Dublin: Policy Contribution [Details]
Doyle, E; Monahan, M; Foley, SJ (2013) Guidelines on the protection of the unborn child during diagnostic medical exposures. IIRRT Position Paper. Dublin, Ireland: Policy Contribution [Details]
Foley, SJ; Doyle, E; Monahan, M (2013) Justification of medical exposures and reportable offences. IIRRT Position Paper. Dublin, Ireland: Policy Contribution [Details]
Foley, S., Murray AM, Mc Entee, M.; (2007) IIRRT Guidelines on Best Practice in Computed Tomography. Policy Contribution Available Online [Details]
                                       

Research

Research Interests

Research Interests: My research interests are primarily in the area of Computed Tomography, in which I obtained my post graduate diploma and PhD. In particular I am interested in radiation dose optimisation and dose reference level establishment. To date I have published 18 peer reviewed articles with 163 citations and a h-index of 7 (February 2016) 

 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Title : Methods of reducing and optimising CT radiation doses to adult and obese patients presenting for CT examinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Start Date / End Date : 02-SEP-13 / 31-AUG-17
Sponsor : Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Title : Breast Density PhD investigation
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 12-MAY-17

Recent Postgraduates

Joana Santos (PhD), An investigation into the optimisation of paediatric Portuguese CT practice (http://www.estescoimbra.pt/en/docentes/detalhe/id/168)

Current Postgraduate Students

Wijdan Alomaim, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Abdulaziz Qurashi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

     

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

In my role as programme coordinator I am involved in an overall curriculum review for the radiography programme with particular attention being paid to reincorporating the modality modules of CT, MRI and US into the undergraduate curriculum and re configuring of all other modules to allign with these changes, while also updating and adjusting other modules as appropriate.