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Dr. Andrew Fagan

Adjunct Associate Professor (School Office - Medicine)

 

Adjunct Associate Professor (School Office - Physics)


I have been actively involved in research since 1991, initially in the field of solid state physics (spintronics and nanomagnetics) and since 1995 in medical imaging physics. My main areas of interest lie in the development of novel nuclear magnetic resonance imaging techniques, including both hardware developments (e.g. radiofrequency coil design for Sodium-MRI, novel system design for imaging rigid biological materials) and devising new imaging pulse sequences. I also have an active program of research in diagnostic ultrasound imaging. I have extensive experience of pre-clinical imaging research from working in neuroscience institutes in the Universities of Glasgow and Dublin (I set-up the only Irish-based 7T MRI facility in the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience in 2005). My current role as Director of Imaging Physics in the Centre for Advanced Medical Imaging (CAMI), St. James's Hospital, is providing scientific support to clinical research studies spanning neuroscience, oncology and cardiovascular specialities, in particular developing quantitative approaches using novel MRI and ultrasound techniques.
  Imaging, image processing   MAGNETIC RESONANCE ANGIOGRAPHY   MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING   ULTRASOUND
 
 
 
 
 

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Institute of Physics (IoP), UK 1988 present
Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine 1995 present
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), UK - Fellow 1996 present
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), USA 2004 present
British Chapter ISMRM 2008
P. Bede, M. Elamin, S. Byrne, R.L. McLaughlin, K.Kenna, A. Vajda, A.J. Fagan, D.G. Bradley, Patterns of cerebral and cerebellar white matter degeneration in ALS, Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Chaney A, Carballedo A, Amico F, Fagan A, Skokauskas N, Meaney J, Frodl T, Effect of childhood maltreatment on brain structure in adult patients with major depressive disorder and healthy participants., Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN, 39, (1), 2014, p50 - 59, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
P. Bede, R. Walsh, A.J. Fagan, O. Hardiman, 'Sand-watch' spinal cord: a case of inferior cervical spinal cord atrophy, Journal of Neurology, 26, (1), 2014, p235 - 237, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
S. Cournane, A.J. Fagan, J.E. Browne, An Audit of a hospital-based Doppler ultrasound quality control protocol using a commercial string Doppler phantom, European Journal of Medical Physics, 30, 2014, p380 - 384, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
D. Foley, J.E. Browne, X. Zhuang, B. Sheane, D. O'Driscoll, D. Cannon, N. Sheehy, J.F. Meaney, A.J. Fagan, The utility of deformable image registration for small artery visualisation in contrast-enhanced whole body MR angiography, Physics Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics, 2014, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
F. Wetterling, L. Gallagher, J. Mullin, W.M. Holmes, C. McCabe, I.M. Macrae, A.J. Fagan, Sodium-23 Magnetic Resonance Imaging has potential for improving penumbra detection but not for estimating stroke onset time, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
P. Bede, A. Bokde, M. Elamin, S. Byrne, R.L. McLaughlin, N. Jordan, H. Hampel, L. Gallagher, C. Lynch, A.J. Fagan, N. Pender, O. Hardiman, Grey matter correlates of clinical variables in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): a neuroimaging study of ALS motor phenotype heterogeneity and cortical focality, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 84, (7), 2013, p766 - 773, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
D.M. Lisiecka, A. Carballedo, A.J. Fagan, Y. Ferguson, J.F. Meaney, T. Frodl, Recruitment of the left hemispheric emotional-attentional neural network in risk and protection from depression, Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 38, (2), 2013, p117 - 128, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
H. McCarthy, N. Skokauskas, A. Mulligan, G. Donohoe,D. Mullins,J. Kelly, K. Johnson, A.J. Fagan, M. Gill, J. Meaney, T. Frodl,, Attention Network Hypoconnectivity with Hyperconnectivity of Default and Affective Networks in Adults Diagnosed with Attention/Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Childhood, JAMA Psychiatry, 70, (12), 2013, p1329 - 1337, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
P. Bede, A.L.W. Bokde, S.C. Byrne, M. Elamin, R.L. McLaughlin, K. Kenna, A.J. Fagan, N. Pender, D.G. Bradley, O. Hardiman, A multiparametric MRI study of ALS stratified for the C9orf72 genotype, Neurology, 81, (4), 2013, p361 - 369, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Thomas Frodl, Yolande Ferguson, Andrew Fagan, Danusia Lisiecka, Angela Carballedo, Ian Daly, James Meaney & Dermot Kelleher, Microstructural Correlates of Resilience against Major Depressive Disorder: Epigenetic Mechanisms?, 2010, Working Paper, IN_PRESS

  

Award Date
Adjunct Associate Professor, TCD 2012
Elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, UK (FIPEM designation), 2010
Won the Astra-Zeneca prize, awarded for "outstanding, innovative research with potential utility in medicine or medical research", BC-ISMRM conference, UK 2009
2003 Won the Geoff Hunter Memorial Prize for best work from a young researcher, awarded at the Applied MR Group conference, Institute of Physics, Dundee, UK, 2003
Won a travel bursary from the Applied Magnetic Resonance group within the Institute of Physics (U.K.) to attend a conference in Germany 2002
Awarded Charted Physicist Status by the Institute of Physics, UK 2000
Awarded to members of my Research Team - Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine Young Investigator Award (Sean Cournane) 2011
Awarded to members of my Research Team - Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine Young Investigator Award (Alan Stone) 2009
Awarded to members of my Research Team - Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine Young Investigator Award (Friedrich Wetterling) 2008
Bursary to attend the "Higher European Research Course for Users of Large Experimental Systems (HERCULES)" , Grenoble and Paris, France, 14th Feb - 25th Mar 1994
Bursary to attend the "Nanophase Materials: NATO Advanced Studies Institute Summer School", Corfu, Greece , 21st June - 4th July 1993
. Development of specialised high-field MRI techniques for neuroscience applications in rodent models of disease, (e.g. quantitative measures of diffusion and perfusion parameters in ischemic and tumourous tissue). . RF coil development at high field strengths; . Development of X-Nuclei Imaging, in particular sodium MRI in models of stroke and oncology; . Expertise in clinical whole body diffusion imaging, breast cancer imaging, neuro-imaging and whole body MR Angiography