Medical Radiation Sciences

Dr Xiaoming Zheng

BSci, MSci, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Medical Physics
Wagga Wagga
Building 30 Room 270

Dr Zheng is a senior lecturer in medical physics. He was a clinical medical physicist at the Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney prior to his appointment at CSU. He worked in numbers of fields before moving to nuclear medicine physics. His PhD was in solid state physics from the University of Newcastle and his postdoctoral research was in applied mathematics at the University of Wollongong. His past research includes surface science of solid state and engineering modelling of granular flows. His past teaching positions include associate lecturer in theoretical chemistry at the University of Sydney and assistant lecturer in physics at Zhejiang University China. His teaching and research at CSU are in medical physics. He published widely including two patents and a co-authored book. He received multiple research awards and grants. He is a member of several professional societies including Australian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine.

Dr Zheng has been teaching medical radiation science courses at CSU since 1998, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervising PhD research students as principal supervisor. His teaching areas including medical imaging physics and instrumentation, digital imaging systems and image processing, tomographic imaging principles and applications of X-ray CT, magnetic resonance imaging, positron and single photon emission tomography, radiation dosimetry biology and protection. His past teaching experience including teaching general chemistry of physical and organic chemistry at Sydney University Australia and modern physics and optics at Zhejiang University China.

Dr Zheng’s current research including medical imaging physics and instrumentation, clinical imaging techniques and protocols, image quality and radiation dose, and computer assisted diagnosis. Projects include: (1) radiation dose and image quality optimization in X-ray MDCT, DR/CR and dental CBCT/OPG; A governing equation has been discovered for clinical X-ray CT and radiographic imaging which results in significant dose reduction to patients and personalized X-ray imaging protocols. A patent was registered in Australia and a research prize was awarded by the AART, USA. (2) quantitative X-ray computed tomography. A body size and tube voltage dependent factor were discovered for correcting beam hardening in X-ray CT. A patent was registered in China and a research prize was awarded by the CIOFMP, China. (3) MRI neuroimaging. A CAD tool based on signal detection theory was implemented for early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

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