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Dr Rhodri Smith

Dr Rhodri Smith

Head of PET Physics

Email
smithr50@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2184 7683
Campuses
Wales Research and Diagnostic PET Imaging Centre, Main Hospital Building, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Dr Smith is a state registered Clinical Scientist specialising in Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography.  Dr Smith joined PETIC in 2017 to take up the post of Head of PET Physics.

In 2016, Dr Smith completed a PhD with the University of Surrey his thesis on "Motion Correction in Medical Imaging" developed novel algorithms using artifical intelligence to enhance the quantitative and qualitative accuracy of medical images obsfucated my respiratory motion.

Dr Smith's research focus remains in developing AI solutions to enhance PET image accuracy and the implementation of novel state of the art technology to PET development

Biography

Publications

2021

2019

2018

2017

2016

2014

2013

Teaching

Senior Lecturer:

Swansea University: MSc Medical Imaging

Cardiff University: BSc Digital Medical Imaging (Deputy Module Organiser)

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Advanced Medical Image Processing / Correction / Quantification
  • Radiation Protection
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Past projects

Past

Primary Supervisor: Joseph Penning (2021 MPhys):  "Generative Adversarial Network “Steerability” for Brain PET Image Generation"

Primary Supervisor: Robert John (2021 MPhys): "Quantitative Evaluation of Synthesized Brain PET Using a Variational Autoencoder"

Primary Supervisor: Misha Pindoria (2021 Bsc):  "Automated Processing for Pre-Clinical Myocardial Perfusion PET Imaging"

Present

Co-Supervisor: Khamael Al-Battat: "Radiogenomics in Lung Cancer"

Co-Supervisor: Emad Alsyed: "Clinical Utility of Radiomics in PET Imaging"

External Co-Supervisor (CVSSP University of Surrey): Ian Ackerly: "Using Deep Learning to Detect Oesophageal Lesions in PET-CT"