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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 and also Clinical Coordinator for the undergraduate Radiography programme. I am module coordinator for eight 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: 2009.
Title: Edward Malone Medal

Associations

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) 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. [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 : Election Committee: EFRS
Committee : Staff Student Committee
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
 

Education

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

Journals Edited

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; 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

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

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]
                                                                         

Policy Contribution

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. 

 

   

Current Postgraduate Students

Michelle O Connor, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Abdulaziz Qurashi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Anthony Onwuka, Master of Science (MSc)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201300   RDGY41220     Radiography: Cross Sectional Anatomy
201300   RDGY10090     Radiography: Healthcare Imaging&Info System
201300   RDGY10030     Radiography: Clinical Pract Radiography 1
201300   RDGY41230     Radiography: Technology of CT (RT)
201300   RDGY41010     Radiography: Research Methods & Statistics
201300   RDGY41240     Radiography: Clinical Practice of CT (RT)
201300   RDGY30280     Radiography: Clin Prac of Radiography 4