Medical Radiation Sciences

Dr Dana Al Mousa

BSc (RT), MSc (Med Imag), PhD (MedRadSc)

Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography
Wagga Wagga
Building 30 Room 257

Dr. Dana Al Mousa graduated from Jordan University of Science and Technology, BSc in Radiologic Technology. In 2008, Dr. Al Mousa completed her Masters Degree in Medical Imaging with distinction from the University of Leeds, UK. Then she moved to Australia to complete her PhD degree in Medical Radiation Sciences and Medical Imaging from the University of Sydney in 2015. Dr. Dana has worked as an Associated Professor in the Department of Allied Medical Sciences at Jordan University of Science and Technology before joining us at Charles Sturt University.

Dr. Dana’s research interests include medical Images optimisation and perception in Medical Imaging, Receiver Operating Characteristic analysis of performance, radiologists' visual search patterns and radiologists' performance in Medical Imaging, optimisation of image quality and software copy display, breast cancer imaging, breast density assessment and optimisation of breast cancer detection.

  • MRS544 - Clinical Sectional Anatomy
  • MRS433 - Non Ionising Imaging Techniques
  • MRS203 - Imaging Anatomy

Dr. Dana’s research interests include medical Images optimisation and perception in Medical Imaging, Receiver Operating Characteristic analysis of performance, radiologists' visual search patterns and radiologists' performance in Medical Imaging, optimisation of image quality and software copy display.

She is interested in research of breast cancer imaging, breast density assessment and optimisation of breast cancer detection.

  • European Society of Radiology (ESR)
  • Jordanian Society of Radiographers (JSR)
  • Member of Radiological and Medical Imaging Accreditation Standards Committee, Ministry of Higher Education, Jordan
  • Member of the Committee for the Development of Competitive Examinations and Assessment Tools to Measure Professional and Specialized Competencies for the Bachelor of Radiology / Jordanian Civil Service Bureau

Published Articles:

  1. Alakhras M., Al-Mousa D.S, Alqadi A K, Sabaneh H, Karasneh R, Spuur K M., The influence of breast density and key demographics of radiographers on mammography reporting performance – a pilot study. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences. 2021

  2. Alakhras M., Al-Mousa D.S, Mahasneh M. Al-Sa’di A., Factors affecting compliance of infection control measures among dental radiographers. International Journal of Dentistry. 2020

  3. Al-Mousa D.S., Alakhras M., Hossain S.Z, Al-Sa’di M., Al-Hasan M., Al-Hayek Y., Brennan PC. Knowledge, attitude and practice around breast cancer and mammography screening among Jordanian women. Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy. 2020; 12:231-242

  4. Mahasneh A.M, Al-Mousa D.S., Alakhras M., Khabour O., Al-Sa’di A. Attitudes and Knowledge of Dental Radiography among Students of Dentistry and Related Fields. European Journal of Dental Education. 2021

  5. Al-Mousa D.S, Rawashdeh M, Alakhras M, Spuur K M, AbuTaimai R, Brennan P C. Does mammographic density remain a radiological challenge in the digital era. Acta Radiologica. 2020; 62 (6): 1-8

  6. Al-Mousa D.S, Alakhras M, Spuur K M, Alewaidat H, Rawashdeh M, M Abdelrahman, Brennan P C. The implications of increased mammographic breast density for breast screening in Jordan. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences 2020;1-7

  7. Al-Mousa D.S, Alakhras M, Spuur K M, Alewaidat H, Rawashdeh M, M Abdelrahman, Brennan P C. Mammographic breast density profile of Jordanian women with normal and breast cancer findings. Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research. 2020; 14:1-7

  8. RawashdehM, Saade C, Ibnian A, Bataineh Z, Al-Mousa DS, Patrick Brennan, Al-Tamimi F, Al-Husari M, AbuTaimai R, Mcentee M. Referral Physicians' Knowledge of Radiation Dose: A Cross-Sectional Study. Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2020; 8:582-588

  9. Mahasneh A.M, Alakhras M., Khabour O., Al-Sa’di A., Al-Mousa D.S. Practices of Infection Control among Dental Care Providers: A Cross Sectional Study. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry. 2020

  10. Abdelrahman, Mostafa A, Alfwares, Ahmad Abu, Alewaidat, Haytham, Alhasan, Mustafa, Rawashdeh, Mohammad A, Al-Mousa D.S Compliance with Radiation Protection Practices Among Radiologists. Health physics. 2018

  11. Al Ewaidat, H., Zheng, X., Khader, Y., Abdelrahman, M., Mustafa Alhasan, M. K., Rawashdeh, M. A., Al-Mousa D.S., Alawneh, K. Z. A. Radiation Dose and Image Quality in Adult Computed Tomography Scans. Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics. 2018

  12. Al Ewaidat, H., Zheng, X., Khader, Y., Abdelrahman, M., Mustafa Alhasan, M. K., Rawashdeh, M. A., Al-Mousa D.S., Alawneh, K. Z. A. Assessment of Radiation Dose and Image Quality of Multidetector Computed Tomography. Iran J Radiol. 2018

  13. Abdelrahman MA, Alhasan M, Alewaidat H, Rawashdeh MA, Al-Mousa DS, Almhdawi KA. Knowledge of nosocomial infection control practices among radiographers in Jordan. Radiography. 2017

  14. Al-Mousa D.S, Brennan P, Ryan E, Lee W, Tan J, Mello-Thoms C. How mammographic breast density affects radiologists’ visual search patterns. Academic Radiology. 2014; 21(11): 1386-1393

  15. Al-Mousa D.S, Mello-Thoms C, Ryan E, Lee W, Pietrzyk M, Reed W, Heard R, Poulos A, Tan J, Li Y, Brennan P. Mammographic density and cancer detection: does digital imaging challenge our current understanding? Academic Radiology. 2014; 21(11):1377-1386

  16. Al-Mousa D.S, Brennan P, Ryan E, Mello-Thoms C. Mammographic density effect on readers' performance and visual search pattern. IWDM 2014: 12th International Workshop on Breast Imaging. Springer, Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 2014

  17. Al-Mousa D.S, Ryan E, Mello-Thoms C. Brennan P. What effect does mammographic breast density have on lesion detection in digital mammography? Clinical Radiology. 2014;69(4):333-341. xi

  18. Al-Mousa D.S, Brennan P, Ryan E, Lee W, Pietrzyk M, Reed W, Alakhras M, Li Y, Mello-Thoms C. Effect of mammographic breast density on radiologists' visual search pattern. Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging 2014: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, Bellingham, United States: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 2014

  19. Al-Mousa D.S, Ryan E. Lee W, Nickson C, Pietrzyk M, Reed W, Poulos A, Li Y, Brennan P. The impact of mammographic density and lesion location on detection. Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging 2013: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, Bellingham, United States: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 2013

  20. Yanpeng Li, Brennan P, Nickson C, Pietrzyk M, Al-Mousa D.S, Ryan E. A novel phantom system facilitating better descriptors of density within mammographic images. Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging 2013: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, Bellingham, United States: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 2013

  21. Yanpeng Li, Partrick C. Brennan; Warwick Lee; John Ryan; Jennifer Cawson; Carolyn Nickson; Warren Reed; Mariusz W. Pietrzk, Al-Mousa D.S; Elaine Ryan. Outlining and categorising mammographic breast density: expert radiologist perception. Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging 2013: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, Bellingham, United States: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 2013

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