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Marie-Louise Butler

Lecturer

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

Tel: +353 1 7166529
Email: marielouise.butler@ucd.ie

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2010.
Title: Conference Best Oral Presentation
Year: 2009.
Title: SMMS Teaching Award
Year: 2004.
Title: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean¿s List (Non-Academic Achievement)
Year: 2004.
Title: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean¿s List (Academic Achievement)
Year: 2004.
Title: 4th Year Scholarship in Diagnostic Imaging
Year: 2003.
Title: Dr. H. H. Stewart Scholarship in Diagnostic Imaging (2nd Prize)

Associations

Association: Irish Institute of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists , Function/Role: Council Member- Education Representative (Diagnostic Imaging)
Association: International Society for Optical Engineering , Function/Role: Member
Association: Medical Image Perception Society , Function/Role: Member
Association: American Association of Physicists in Medicine , Function/Role: Member
         

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Assistant Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Medical Trainee/Anatomy Demonstrator
Employer: Euromedic Ireland
Position: Radiographer
Employer: Health Service Executive, Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland
Position: Radiographer

Education

Year 2013 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Diagnostic Imaging
Year 2005 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BSc Subject: Radiography
 

Consultancy

Client: Global Diagnostics, Ireland.
     

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Butler, ML,Rainford, L,Last, J,Brennan, PC; (2010) 'Are exposure index values consistent in clinical practice? A multi-manufacturer investigation'. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 139 :371-374. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

ML Butler & PC Brennan; (2005) 'The Rationale and the Role of Filtration in Optimizing Radiological Exposures' Radiography Ireland . [Details]
ML Butler & PC Brennan. ; (2009) 'Nonselective Filters Offer Important Dose-Reducing Potential in Radiological Examination of the Paediatric Pelvis' Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences . [Details]

Conference Publications

Butler ML, Lowe J, Toomey RJ, Maher M, Evanoff MG, Ryan J, Rainford LA (2013) The effect of viewing distance on observer performance in skeletal radiographs SPIE Medical Imaging Orlando, Florida, USA, , 09-FEB-13 - 12-FEB-13 [Details]
Matthews K, Butler ML (2013) Aligning Assessment with Graduate Attributes and Professional Skills: our Experience in First Year Radiography Irish Network of Medical Ediucators (INMED) Annual Conference [Details]
ML Butler & PC Brennan; (2008) The Potential of Copper Filtration as an Effective Tool in the Optimization of Pediatric X-ray Examinations United Kingdom Radiological Congress [Details]
ML Butler & PC Brennan. ; (2008) The Effect of Additional Filtration on Radiation Dose and Visualization of the Pediatric Pelvis in Plain Film X-Ray Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland Winter Conference [Details]
ML Butler, L Rainford, J Last & PC Brennan. ; (2009) Optimization of Exposure Index Values for the antero-posterior pelvis and antero-posterior knee examinations International Society for Optical Engineering (Medical Imaging) [Details]
ML Butler, L Rainford, J Last and PC Brennan; (2009) An Investigation Into The Use Of The Exposure Index Value In Irish X-ray Departments United Kingdom Radiological Congress [Details]
T Cusack, ML Butler, K Smith, C O¿Sullivan, C Blake, A Sheridan, G O¿Neill. ; (2010) An Examination of the Value of an Inter-Professional Education Module delivered through Problem-Based Learning Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Conference [Details]
M Farrell & ML Butler. ; (2010) Radiographers¿ practice and opinion of the use of gonad protection in paediatric pelvic radiography European Federation of Radiographers Society Conference [Details]
ML Butler, PC Brennan, J Last, L Rainford. ; (2010) The clinical efficacy of the exposure index value European Federation of Radiographers Society Conference [Details]
ML Butler, PC Brennan, J Last, L Rainford. ; (2010) A study of exposure index value fluctuations in computed radiography and direct digital radiography using multiple manufacturers European College of Radiology Conference [Details]
CM Moran , D Brophy, ML Butler, LA Rainford. ; (2010) Impact of X-Ray Technique Training on Radiology Resident Programs: Is there a role for combining modules between radiology and radiographic training? National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning Conference [Details]
ML Butler, PC Brennan, J Last, L Rainford; (2010) The impact of processing delay on the exposure index value International Society for Optical Engineering (Medical Imaging) [Details]
A Rutledge, M McEntee, L Rainford, M O¿Grady, K McCarthy, ML Butler.; (2011) The impact of clinical indications on visual search behavior in skeletal radiographs International Society for Optical Engineering (Medical Imaging) [Details]
Cusack, T. Butler, ML. Blake, C. Sheridan, A. Smith, K. O¿Sullivan, C. O¿Neill, G.; (2009) A 1st Year problem-based learning module designed to introduce interprofessional education for undergraduate students undertaking professional health care programmes ProBell The 9th Finnish Problem-based Learning Conference: Negotiating Problem-based Learning [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in radiation safety in digital technologies, and optimization of these technologies for patients. My PhD studies focused on the clinical use of the exposure index value and its impact on radiation dose to patients.

I also partake in a range of educational research issues, in particular the use of problem-based learning as a teaching tool, and the impact of on-line learning courses in Ireland today.

I am also involved in the EU funded NeuroSKILL project- neuroimaging skills in dementia. My focus in this project is the educational aspects of developing an interactive website to aid clinicians in the understanding of neuroimaging in Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
 

Other research interests include:
 

  • Medical Image Perception
  • Radiology management and the impact of radiology services in a primary care setting
  • Reference Dose Levels
  • Professionalism issues 

To date, I have supervised 15 undergraduate research students in areas including radiation dose optimization, infection control and continuing professional development in the radiography profession.
 
 

Research funding includes:

  • Funding awarded through the competitive UCD Seed funding Scheme in 2008 and 2009
  • Research funding awarded from the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy in 2009  and 2010.
  • CPD course development funding awarded from the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy and the Health Service Executive in 2009.

     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Modules Coordinated

201200   RDGY41040     Radiography: Radiation Protection (Health)
201200   RDGY10080     Radiography: Prac Radiography: Intro/Spine
201200   RDGY10100     Radiography: Prof. & Study Skills Radiog
201200   RDGY30290     Radiography: Prac Rad: Advanced Technique
201200   RDGY30470     Radiography: Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging
201200   RDGY40900     Radiography: Radiation Safety
201200   CPCE00630     CPD Life Sciences: Radiation Safety (Interns)

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership