Zoe Knight

I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1999 and soon after specialised in working with adults with dysphagia.  I have been performing Videofluoroscopy assessments as a Lead Speech and Language Therapist since 2006.  My previous posts have been at the Royal Free Hospital, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust) and Barts Health NHS Trust. I have been in my current post at  Luton and Dunstable Hospital for 5 years as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Head and Neck Cancer. Along with Katherine and my SLT colleagues, we have been working towards improving the capacity in Videofluoroscopy  clinics as well as standardising clinic procedures and reporting. ...
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Dr. Michael Sandborg

Michael Sandborg works as senior medical physicist, radiation protection expert and adjunct professor at Linköping University hospital and Centre for Medical Image Science and Visualization CMIV, Linköping University, Sweden. His professional focus is on quality assurance, dosimetry, image quality assessment, optimization and radiation protection in x-ray imaging, especially in CT, mammography and interventional radiology. The research work is primarily related on optimization of x-ray imaging methods, currently using clinical image criteria in close collaboration with radiologist and radiographers. He is teaching radiation protection, medicalradiation physics and imaging informatics to students at Linköping University and clinical staff at the university hospital and is supervising PhD students. ...
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Prof. Steve Balter

Stephen Balter, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Radiology (physics) at Columbia University in New York City. His primary clinical responsibility is in a high volume interventional cardiology department. ​Dr. Balter is ABR certified and licensed by New York State in the areas of Diagnostic Imaging, Therapeutic Radiology, and Medical Health Physics. He received his Masters in Radiological Physics from Columbia, and his Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.Dr. Balter is an active participant in several physical and clinical societies. He is an elected fellow in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American College of Medical Physics (ACMP),American College of Radiology (ACR), Society for Cardiac Imaging and Interventions (SCAI), and the Society for Interventional Radiology (SIR). He is a member of Council of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), and currently serves on three International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) working groups.Dr. Balter’s interests have focused on brachytherapy, interventional radiology, and related health-physics topics. He...
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Stream-lining video-fluoroscopy – joint radiographer / speech therapist clinic

Webinar outline: IntroductionWhat is Video fluoroscopy (VF)?Aims & Objectives of VFTypes of patients referred for VFEquipment / radiographic techniqueTransition from a subjective to an progressively more objective examinationStandardisation of contrast samplesMBSIMP protocolRadiation dose / screening time / pulse rateImage interpretation and reportingPathologies identified - penetration, aspiration, physical abnormality, cause of dysphagiaManagement options and treatment strategies ...
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Masterclass Webinar Series

Masterclass Webinar Series

In May 2021 FLUG will be running a Masterclass webinar series with invited speakers. Wed 5th May,14:00-15:00Professor Steve BalterRadiation Tracking & FeedbackThu 13th May14:00-15:00Katherine Deaney and Zoe KnightStream-lining video-fluoroscopy - joint radiographer / speech therapist clinicThu 20th May14:00-15:00Dr Kevin WunderleAn approach to fluoroscopic imaging protocol optimisationWed 26th May14:00-15:00Dr Michael SandborgHow should low-contrast detectability be measured in fluoroscopy for quality control Attendance is free and open to all members. If you wish to receive a certificate of attendance for CPD records there will be a flat charge of £10 no matter how many webinars in this series you attend. Registration will open in April. ...
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Katherine Deaney

Radiography is my second career, my first was working as a industrial chemist for Amersham International in their manufacturing labs. My team made beta emitting radiolabelled (P32 / S35) nucleotides for the life science industry. I took redundancy from that role after 10 years (6 in the labs and 4 in technical support) and went back to university to study radiography. I qualified in 2009 and have been a senior advanced practitioner radiographer and RPS at Luton & Dunstable hospital for the last 6 years. I am the first and only radiographer at Luton to have completed the barium swallow advanced practice course, so I do my own screening lists independently of a radiologist. I also report my own studies as an autonomous practitioner. Over the last 18 months, together with the speech & language therapists, I have pioneered the introduction of our joint video-fluoroscopy clinics. ...
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Dr. Kevin Wunderle

Dr. Kevin A. Wunderle is a board certified clinical medical physicist for the Cleveland Clinic Health System which is based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has an academic faculty appointment as an Associate Professor of Radiology in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University where he is active in teaching imaging and physics to medical trainees. He received his Master’s degree in Medical Physics from Cleveland State University and PhD in Medical Physics from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Wunderle is very active with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) serving in leadership positions for several committees and task groups including as chair of the Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Sub-Committee and vice-chair of the Imaging Physics Committee. He also serves in various capacities for other organizations such as the Intenational Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Dr. Wunderle’s clinical area of expertise and...
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