No scanning can proceed until appropriate research ethics has been obtained. The primary Human Research Ethics Committee for this facility is UNSW HREC.
All scans are read by a radiologist. You will therefore need to indicate in your ethics application the process by which you will deal with an adverse finding. This includes making sure that each research subject consents in writing to their radiology report being released to the researcher who is named as being responsible for report follow-up.
For further information on UNSW HREC issues please see this document.
NeuRA’s Dr Moyra Mortby presented at Uniting War Memorial Hospital’s free seminar on Healthy Brains this week. Dr Mortby shared her research into the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. These are the challenging behaviours associated with dementia such as delusions, sleep disturbances, anxiety and agitation. “Neuropsychiatric symptoms are a diverse group of non-cognitive symptoms of dementia that are characterised by disturbed […]