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College Photo Name Fagan, Andrew John
Main Department School Office - Medicine
College Title Adjunct Associate Professor
E-mail andrew.fagan@tcd.ie
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Web http://people.tcd.ie/faganan
 
Biography
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.
 
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
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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
 
Awards and Honours
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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
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Languages
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Medium Medium
Irish Medium Basic Basic
 
Description of Research Interests
• 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
 
Research Interests
Imaging, image processing MAGNETIC RESONANCE ANGIOGRAPHY MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING ULTRASOUND
 
Research Projects
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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Wetterling, F., Gallagher, L., Macrae, I. M., Junge, S. and Fagan, A. J., Regional and temporal variations in tissue sodium concentration during the acute stroke phase, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 67, (3), 2012, p740 - 749
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A.J. Fagan, How can Sodium MRI techniques help us understand acute stroke?, Imaging in Medicine, 4, (3), 2012, p367 - 379
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A. Carballedo, F. Amico, I. Ugwu, A.J. Fagan, C. Fahey, D. Morris, J.F. Meaney T. Frodl, Reduced fractional anisotropy in the uncinate fasciculus in patients with Major Depression carrying the Met-allele of the Val66Met Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Genotype, Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 159B, (5), 2012, p537 - 548
S. Cournane, J.E. Browne, A.J. Fagan, The effects of fatty deposits on the accuracy of the Fibroscan® liver transient elastography ultrasound system, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 57, 2012, p3901 - 3914
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D.M. King, A.J. Fagan, C.M. Moran, J.E. Browne, Comparative Imaging Study in Ultrasound, MRI, CT and DSA using a Multi-Modality Renal Artery Phantom, Medical Physics, 38, 2011, p565 - 573
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