Dr Ben Kwan

RESEARCHER PROFILE

PhD student

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Dr Ben Kwan is the current Head of Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, The Sutherland Hospital, Sydney, and is also a conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales. He has extensive experience and interest in utilisation of ultrasonography in the field of respiratory and sleep medicine, and has strong passion in medication education and driving changes in provision of health care and redesigning model of healthcare delivery. He currently convenes the Lung Ultrasound for Respiratory Physician Course at Australian Institute of Ultrasound (AIU) and previously convenes the National advanced trainee courses for both TSANZ and ASA. He is currently completing his PhD in ultrasound imaging of genioglossus movement as well as DDU (Critical Care).

Projects Dr Ben Kwan is currently involved with

CURRENT PROJECTS

Genioglossus motion under ultrasound imaging

The genioglossus (GG) is the largest dilator of the upper airway and it  has been shown with ‘tagged’ MRI imaging to both depress and protrude the tongue during quiet breathing (Cheng et al 2008). Further understanding of the GG’s role in both healthy people and those with upper airway disorders can be aided by real-time imaging of the tongue’s motion.

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Genioglossus motion under ultrasound imaging

ULTRASOUND IMAGING OF TONGUE MUSCLE MOVEMENT

UNSW RESEARCHER DATABASE

RESPIRATORY AND SLEEP MEDICINE SUTHERLAND HOSPITAL

RESEARCH TEAM