Cerebrovascular Diseases and Imaging
(A/Prof Thanh Phan)
This group conducts research into multiple aspects of stroke medicine, with a particular focus on the role of imaging. Current projects with regard to stroke risk factors are looking to define the relationship of carotid artery geometry with the risk of atherosclerosis and to study the effectiveness of an alternative pathway for TIA management which optimises service delivery.
Acute stroke studies are being conducted to look at cerebral collateral circulation, mapping of neurological deficit in acute phase of stroke and prediction of outcome following intracerebral haemorrhage. Research is also being conducted to predict outcome following coma.
Post-acute stroke studies extend on the above areas and include analysis of post-stroke mood disorders and the consequences of warfarin cessation in patients with atrial fibrillation.