Dr Iain Duncan

PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections for osteoarthritis

Iain Duncan February 2016 I understand the rationale and use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) for tendon problems but I am continually asked about PRP injections for osteoarthritis.  It is less intuitive than its use for tendon pathologies, where the PRP can be seen to simulate a normal healing response. PRP is not “normal” in joints […]

xSPECT changed the diagnosis 20% of the time

The clinical value of xSPECT bone versus SPECT in bone scanning. Iain Duncan 2017*

xSPECT bone v SPECT bone in hybrid imaging A head to head comparison of 200 cases* ” template=”/nas/content/live/driainduncan/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”filename” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   xSPECT bone is a new reconstruction algorithm** which integrates information from the CT scan with the raw data from the bone SPECT acquisition to produce a higher resolution SPECT image, known as […]

Current Research and Development at Garran Medical imaging

Current R&D at Garran Medical Imaging xSPECT bone application in musculoskeletal imaging Shearwave elastography of the liver Intrinsic elastography in the evaluation of tendons Response to denosumab (Antiresorptive) therapy in metastatic bone disease using quantitative bone imaging Use of PRP injection therapy for unhealed split tears of the plantar fascia and common extensor tendons Tc-PSMA […]

PRP therapy for tendinopathies and tendon tears

Iain Duncan October 2015 PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapies have been used for over a decade for a whole number of clinical problems (see PRP wikipedia entry). PRP is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets and contains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue. […]

Presentations

Imaging of the foot: A presentation to the Australian Sonographers Association  National Conference Canberra May 2012. This briefly covers the forefoot conditions best evaluated/diagnosed with either nuclear medicine or ultrasound. Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound of Liver Lesions This is a 2 slide summary of the behavior of liver lesions to microbubble contrast. Imaging Musculoskeletal Pain A multi-modality talk on […]