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Research

Student research projects

The ASA is committed to supporting sonography student research. Conducting independent research is an ideal way for students to demonstrate the skills of data acquisition, collation and analysis. Research further adds to the body of knowledge that is beneficial to the whole profession.

If you are a student, up to and including Graduate Diploma level, and you wish to promote your sonography based research survey or project on the ASA website, please forward the following information to communications@sonographers.org

  • Student name and ASA membership number
  • Name of Tertiary Institution and Course description
  • Ethics Approval No.
  • 50-word summary of the student survey/research
  • Contact name and email address for any queries
  • Closing date for the survey/research
  • At the conclusion of your project, a summary of your research findings should be forwarded to the Editor of  Sonography journal at: editor@sonographers.org

Please note: The ASA assumes no responsibility for student survey/research content, methods or results, noting that student survey/research must have ethics approval from the student’s tertiary institution. Any questions relating to the research or privacy needs to be directed to the person/s responsible for the survey.

 Are sonographers currently utilising elastography technology to further classify suspicious breast lesions?

The project aims to investigate the reasons why sonographers do or do not use elastography during breast scans. CQU Ethics Committee approval No. 2020-090.

Any questions please contact Kira Moriarty at: kira.moriarty@cqumail.com or project supervisor Dr. Ann Quinton a.quinton@cqu.edu.au

Closing date: 5/10/2020.

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Barriers contributing to work related injuries in sonography

The aim of this survey is to investigate sonographer musculoskeletal pain and injury and whether stretching could help prevent this issue. We will also explore the barriers which are restricting sonographers in reducing pain and injury. CQU Ethics committee approval No. 2020-075.

Any questions please contact Lauren Atkinson at: lauren.atkinson@cqumail.com or project supervisor Dr. Ann Quinton a.quinton@cqu.edu.au

Closing date: 23/9/2020.

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What proportion of lymph nodes are correctly differentiated by sonographers as benign or malignant with ultrasound?

The aim of this survey is to investigate the accuracy of sonographers in differentiating correctly between benign and malignant lymph nodes using ultrasound characteristics alone and what role professional experience plays in this process. CQUniversity Human Research Ethics Committee approval No. 2020-078.

Any questions please contact Dennis Kirpitchenko at: d.kirpitchenko@cqumail.com or project supervisor Dr. Ann Quinton a.quinton@cqu.edu.au

Closing date: 30/9/2020.

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