Staff Directory

Ms Shawna Farquharson

Shawna is the Chief Radiographer at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health.  In her current role, she leads a team of MRI research radiographers responsible for providing MR imaging protocols specifically developed to address the research aims of Scientists and Clinicians within the Australian and International neuroscience communities.

Shawna is currently serving as the Executive Member on the Policy Board for the International Society for MR Radiographers and Technologists (SMRT). She was Chair of the Program Committee for the 2017 annual meeting in Hawai’i, and presently serves as the radiographer representative of both Education Committee, and the Diffusion Imaging Study group for the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

Shawna’s PhD research focussed on the ‘application of advanced diffusion imaging techniques to patient populations’, has received significant national and international acknowledgement. Highlights include receiving the President’s Award for most outstanding proffered paper at the SMRT 18th & 22nd annual meetings, and invitations to present at the ISMRM conferences in Montreal (2011), Singapore (2016), and Hawai’i (2017). Her 2013 Journal of Neurosurgery paper advocating for change in the methods utilised for diffusion MRI tractography, is ranked since publication in the top 1% (ISI Web of Science). Shawna was also recently awarded an Outstanding Teacher Award for receiving the highest score out of all Education sunrise sessions presented at the 2017 ISMRM meeting.

Research Papers

Listed below are Ms Shawna Farquharson's most recent publications.


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Cerebral quantitative susceptibility mapping predicts amyloid-beta-related cognitive decline

Journal

Brain

Volume

140

Begin Page

2112

Date

1/8/N/A

Author(s)

Scott Ayton, Amir Fazlollahi, Pierrick Bourgeat, Parnesh Raniga, Amanda Ng, Yen Ying Lim, Ibrahima Diouf, Shawna Farquharson, Jurgen Fripp, David Ames, James Doecke, Patricia Desmond, Roger Ordidge, Colin L Masters, Christopher C Rowe, Paul Maruff, Victor L Villemagne, Olivier Salvado, Ashley I Bush
Pooling Morphometric Estimates: A Statistical Equivalence Approach

Journal

Journal Of Neuroimaging

Volume

26

Begin Page

109

Date

1/1/N/A

Author(s)

Heath R Pardoe, Gary R Cutter, Rachel Alter, Rebecca Kucharsky Hiess, Mira Semmelroch, Donna Parker, Shawna Farquharson, Graeme D Jackson, Ruben Kuzniecky
7T-fMRI: Faster temporal resolution yields optimal BOLD sensitivity for functional network imaging specifically at high spatial resolution

Journal

Neuroimage

Volume

164

Begin Page

214

Date

1/1/N/A

Author(s)

Peter E Yoo, Sam E John, Shawna Farquharson, Jon O Cleary, Yan T Wong, Amanda Ng, Claire B Mulcahy, David B Grayden, Roger J Ordidge, Nicholas L Opie, Terence J O'Brien, Thomas J Oxley, Bradford A Moffat
Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia: Detection of Abnormal Microanatomic Fiber Structures with Whole-Brain Diffusion MR Imaging Tractography

Journal

Radiology

Volume

281

Begin Page

896

Date

1/12/N/A

Author(s)

Shawna Farquharson, J-Donald Tournier, Fernando Calamante, Simone Mandelstam, Rosemary Burgess, Michal E Schneider, Samuel F Berkovic, Ingrid E Scheffer, Graeme D Jackson, Alan Connelly
A semi-automated "blanket" method for renal segmentation from non-contrast T1-weighted MR images

Journal

Magnetic Resonance Materials In Physics Biology And Medicine

Volume

29

Begin Page

197

Date

1/4/N/A

Author(s)

Henry Rusinek, Jeremy C Lim, Nicole Wake, Jas-mine Seah, Elissa Botterill, Shawna Farquharson, Artem Mikheev, Ruth P Lim
White matter fiber tractography: why we need to move beyond DTI

Journal

Journal Of Neurosurgery

Volume

118

Begin Page

1367

Date

N/A

Author(s)

S Farquharson, J Tournier, F Calamante, GC Fabinyi, Schneider-Kolsky, G Jackson, A Connelly
Beyond diffusion tensor imaging

Journal

Journal Of Neurosurgery

Volume

118

Begin Page

1365

Date

N/A

Author(s)

S Farquharson, JD Tournier, F Calamante, GC Fabinyi, M Schneider-Kolsky, GD Jackson, A Connelly