Education and research in the field of imaging will benefit from the creation of a new Monash University Department of Imaging based at Monash Health.
Established in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS), the new Department of Imaging, will enhance existing Monash Health and Monash University facilities and expertise.
Director Diagnostic Imaging and Head of MRI at Monash Health, Professor Stephen Stuckey will be the new Head of the Department of Imaging.
“The new Department brings Monash Health imaging into line with the majority of other clinical departments in formalising a relationship with the university,” said Head, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health Professor Eric Morand.
“Furthering the imaging education of undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational healthcare professionals will be a key focus of the Department.”
"This exciting formal union of Monash Imaging with a new University Department of Imaging is a major milestone that will result in tangible benefits for patients, the community we serve and researchers," said Professor Stuckey.
"Monash Imaging at Monash Health is a premier academic department with abundant quality research talent," added Professor Stuckey, "the new University Department of Imaging will facilitate, coordinate and augment Monash Imaging teaching and research efforts."
“In collaboration with clinical colleagues, the Department will also undertake research in advanced imaging technologies to aid the understanding and treatment of a range of human diseases, including developing and improving imaging practice,” said Professor Morand.
The combined imaging staff of Monash Health and Monash University, including academic clinical researchers, industry partners and support staff will be the first Australian facility of its kind or scale to be located in both clinical and translational research facilities.
“By providing a unified platform, the new Imaging Department will facilitate and recognise imaging and its multifaceted roles in today's healthcare,” added Professor Morand, “assisting Monash Health and Monash University to secure their positions as leaders in the field of imaging and healthcare.”