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.
A new study by Prof Rob Herbert and his team is investigating muscle contracture in children with cerebral palsy. Contracture is a stiffening of muscles, even when the muscle is passive. It is not yet known whether contracture is a result of changes in the muscle, changes in the associated tendon, or a combination of both. Around 53 per cent […]