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Shane Foley

College Lecturer

School Of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

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

Biography

I completed my BSc (Radiography) in UCD in 1999 upon which I commenced work as a Radiographer in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin. I remained in the Mater for 8 years working as a Senior Radiographer for the final four years prior to commencing work in University College Dublin as a Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging in 2007. My role in UCD is as Lecturer but also Programme Coordinator for the undergraduate BSc Radiography programme. I am module coordinator for four modules. 

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 
 
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.

Professional

Honours and Awards

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: Professional Bodies Association of Ireland, 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 (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 : 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
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
 

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:
     

Journals Edited

: Editorial Board member.
Insights Into Imaging: Editorial Board member.
Radiography Ireland: Editor.

Other Activities

Journal Reviewer:
British Journal of Radiology
Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Insights into Imaging
European Journal of Medical Physics

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

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, . [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, . [DOI] [Details]
Qurashi, A; Rainford, L; Foley, S (2014) 'Establishment of diagnostic reference levels for CT trunk examinations in the Western region of Saudi Arabia'. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, . 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, . Available Online [DOI] [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, . [DOI] [Details]
Foley SJ, McEntee MF, Rainford LA (2013) 'An evaluation of in-plane shields during thoracic CT'. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, :1-12. [DOI] [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. [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. [DOI] [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, . 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. [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] [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. [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 Journal of 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) '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]
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]
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]
 

Conference Publications

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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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) 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]
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, 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]
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, 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]
McEntee MF, Kinsella C, Foley SJ; (2011) Reducing dose to the patient through PA techniques for the clavicle European Congress of Radiology [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

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; Darcy L, Thomas, E (2014) IIRRT Best Practice Guidelines in Computed Tomography. Dublin: 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]
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, S., Murray AM, Mc Entee, M.; (2007) IIRRT Guidelines on Best Practice in Computed Tomography. Policy Contribution Available Online [Details]
           

Research

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. 

 

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-15

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
Nicola Giannotti, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor
Abdulaziz Qurashi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Michelle O Connor, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201400   RDGY10090     Radiography: Healthcare Imaging&Info System
201400   RDGY41220     Radiography: Cross Sectional Anatomy
201400   RDGY41010     Radiography: Research Methods & Statistics
201400   CPCE00830     CPD Life Sciences: Safe CT (CPD)