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Biography

Dr Ramadan is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health. He received his PhD from the School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney in 2000. He spent two years studying red blood cells by NMR techniques, followed by studying the effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on rat stomach using NMR. He was then appointed as senior researcher at the Institute for Magnetic Resonance Research at Royal North Shore Hospital. In 2007, he moved to Boston, MA to take a position of Physicist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and became an Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He was integrally involved in the development of MRI Research Policy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Technical interests include MRI/MRS pulse sequence development for Siemens (Syngo) platforms, where he worked on many different platforms. Spectroscopic as well as MRI diffusion-weighted sequences were developed for Syngo platforms.

He also has experience in designing new RF shapes, designing spectroscopic editing sequences, as well as two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy.

His research activities involve programming and evaluating novel MR imaging and spectroscopic techniques for investigation of human disease, as well as analysis and data post processing. Current focus areas include: breast, brain and muscle MR imaging.

Dr. Ramadan commenced a full-time position at the University of Newcastle in 2011.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, 27/10/2000

Research

Research keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Data post processing
  • Glioma
  • In vivo diffusion studies
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Muscle spectroscopy
  • One/Two-dimensional spectroscopy
  • Pulse sequence programming

Research expertise

Development and application of magnetic resonance imaging applications to human disease.

Development of magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques and application of these techniques in vivo.

Data post processing and development of automated processing pipelines for two-dimensional spectroscopic techniques.

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110320Radiology And Organ Imaging40
029903Medical Physics30
030606Structural Chemistry And Spectroscopy30

Collaboration

Dr Ramadan is collaborating with the Priority Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, and is a member of Centre for MR in Health at the University Newcastle. He is also a member of the Center for Clinical Spectroscopy at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and actively collaborates with colleagues in Boston.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • In vivo diffusion studies
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • One/Two-dimensional spectroscopy

Teaching expertise

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Pulse Sequence Development

Data Post Processing

Research Methods

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Highlighted Publications

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2011Woodhams R, Ramadan S, Stanwell P, 'Diffusion-weighted Imaging of the Breast: Principles and Clinical Applications', Radiographics, 31 1059-1084 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: Peter Stanwell

2011Ramadan S, Andronesi A, Stanwell P, Lin A, Sorensen G, Mountford C, 'In Vivo Two Dimensional MR Spectroscopy Compares the Biochemistry of the Human Brain and Glioblastoma', Radiology, 259 540-549 (2011) [C1]
2011Verma G, Lipnick S, Ramadan S, Nagarajan R, Thomas M, 'Implementation of multi-echo-based correlated spectroscopic imaging and pilot findings in human brain and calf muscle', Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 34 262-269 (2011) [C1]
2011Ramadan S, Mountford C, 'Adiabatic Localized Correlation Spectroscopy (AL-COSY) - Application in Muscle and Brain', Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 33 1447-1455 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: Carolyn Mountford

Publications

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Chapter (4 outputs)

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2014Ramadan S, Merugumala S, 'Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Psychiatric Disease', MRI in Psychiatry, Springer, New York - (2014)
2009Ramadan S, Mountford C, 'Two-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Biopsy and In Vivo', Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy, Academic Press, Burlington 161-199 (2009)
2007Ramadan S, Thomas MA, Mountford CE, 'Phase-rotated MR spectroscopy using dual-PRESS: theory and application in human brain', DataMining, Systems Analysis, and Optimization in Biomedicine, American Institute of Physics, Gainesvile, Florida, USA 277-291 (2007)
2006Bourgeat P, Fripp J, Stanwell P, Ramadan S, Ourselin S, 'MR image segmentation using phase information and a novel multiscale scheme', Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - Miccai 2006, Pt 2, Springer-Verlag Berlin, Berlin 920-927 (2006)
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Journal article (34 outputs)

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2014Knechtel L, Schall U, Cooper G, Stanwell P, Jolly T, Thienel R, Ramadan S, 'Transcranial direct current stimulation of prefrontal cortex: An auditory event-related potential and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study', Neurology Psychiatry and Brain Research, (2014)
2014Lin AP, Ramadan S, Stern RA, Box H, Nowinski CJ, Ross BD, Mountford CE, 'Changes in the Neurochemistry of Athletes with Repetitive Brain Trauma', Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, In Press (2014)
2013Ramadan S, Stanwell P, Lin A, 'Glutamate and glutamine: A review of in vivo MRS in the human brain', NMR in Biomedicine, (2013) [C1]
2013Woodhams R, Inoue Y, Ramadan S, Hata H, Ozaki M, 'Diffusion-weighted Imaging of the Breast: Comparison of B-values 1000 s/mm(2) and 1500 s/mm(2)', MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICAL SCIENCES, 12 229-234 (2013) [C1]
2012Biswas TK, Ramadan S, Ghosh SN, Bhattacharya RN, 'Uniqueness Of Refractive Index As An Effective Diagnostic Parameter For Brain Lesions: A Novel Noninvasive Technique To Predict Refractive Index From CT-MR Fusion Image By Applying Feynman¿s Equation', The Internet Journal of Radiology, 14 DOI-10.5580/2afa (2012)
2011Woodhams R, Ramadan S, Stanwell P, 'Diffusion-weighted Imaging of the Breast: Principles and Clinical Applications', Radiographics, 31 1059-1084 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: Peter Stanwell

2011Ramadan S, Andronesi A, Stanwell P, Lin A, Sorensen G, Mountford C, 'In Vivo Two Dimensional MR Spectroscopy Compares the Biochemistry of the Human Brain and Glioblastoma', Radiology, 259 540-549 (2011) [C1]
2011Ramadan S, Andronesi OC, Stanwell PT, Lin AP, Sorensen AG, Mountford CE, 'Use of in vivo two-dimensional mr spectroscopy to compare the biochemistry of the human brain to that of glioblastoma', Radiology, 259 540-549 (2011) [C1]
2011Verma G, Lipnick S, Ramadan S, Nagarajan R, Thomas M, 'Implementation of multi-echo-based correlated spectroscopic imaging and pilot findings in human brain and calf muscle', Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 34 262-269 (2011) [C1]
2011Ramadan S, Mountford C, 'Adiabatic Localized Correlation Spectroscopy (AL-COSY) - Application in Muscle and Brain', Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 33 1447-1455 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: Carolyn Mountford

2011Ramadan S, Andronesi OC, Stanwell P, Lin A, Sorensen GA, Mountford C, 'In Vivo Two Dimensional MR Spectroscopy Compares the Biochemistry of the Human Brain and Glioblastoma', Radiology, 259 540-549 (2011)
2010Andronesi OC, Ramadan S, Ratai EM, Jennings D, Mountford CE, Sorensen GA, 'Spectroscopic imaging with improved gradient modulated constant adiabaticity pulses on high-field clinical scanners', Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 203 283-293 (2010) [C1]

Co-authors: Carolyn Mountford

2010Ramadan S, Ratai EM, Wald LL, Mountford CE, 'IN VIVO 1D and 2D Correlation MR Spectroscopy of the Soleus Muscle at 7T', Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 204 91-98 (2010) [C1]

Co-authors: Carolyn Mountford

2010Lipnick S, Verma G, Ramadan S, Furuyama J, Thomas MA, 'Echo Planar Correlated Spectroscopic Imaging:Implementation and Pilot Evaluation in Human Calf In Vivo', Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 64 947-956 (2010) [C1]
2010Nagarajan R, Ramadan S, Thomas MA, 'Detection of Amide and Aromatic Proton Resonances of Human Brain Metabolites Using Localized Correlated Spectroscopy Combined with Two Different Water Suppression Schemes', Magnetic Resonance Insights, 4 1-9 (2010) [C1]
2010Andronesi OC, Ramadan S, Mountford CE, Sorensen AG, 'Low-power adiabatic sequences for in vivo localized two-dimensional chemical shift correlated MR spectroscopy', Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 64 1542-1556 (2010) [C1]
2010Andronesi OC, Ramadan S, Mountford CE, Sorensen AG, 'Low-Power Adiabatic Sequences for In Vivo Localized Two-Dimensional Chemical Shift Correlated MR Spectroscopy', MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 64 1542-1556 (2010) [C1]
2010Ramadan S, Mulkern R, 'Comment on ADC Reductions in Post-Contrast Breast Tumors', Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 31 262-262 (2010) [C3]
2010Mountford CE, Stanwell P, Lin A, Ramadan S, Ross B, 'Neurospectroscopy: The Past, Present and Future', Chemical Reviews, 110 3060-3086 (2010)
2010Stanwell P, Siddall P, Keshava N, Cocuzzo D, Ramadan S, Lin A, et al., 'Neuro magnetic resonance spectroscopy using wavelet decomposition and statistical testing identifies biochemical changes in people with spinal cord injury and pain', NeuroImage, 53 544-552 (2010)
2009Mountford C, Ramadan S, Stanwell P, Malycha P, 'Proton MRS of the breast in the clinical setting', NMR Biomed, 22 54-64 (2009) [C1]
2009Thomas MA, Lipnick S, Velan S, Liu S, Banakar S, Binesh N, et al., 'Investigation of breast cancer using two-dimensional MRS', NMR in Biomedicine, 22 77-91 (2009) [C1]
2009Ramadan S, 'Diffusion-Exchange Weighted Imaging', Magnetic Resonance Insights, 11-19 (2009) [C1]
2008Swindle P, Ramadan S, Stanwell P, McCredie S, Russell P, Mountford C, 'Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the central, transition and peripheral zones of the prostate: assignments and correlation with histopathology', Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, 21 423-434 (2008) [C1]
2008Mountford CE, Stanwell P, Ramadan S, 'Breast MR Imaging at 3.0T', Radiology, 248 319-320 (2008) [C3]
2007Bourgeat P, Fripp J, Stanwell P, Ramadan S, Ourselin S, 'MR image segmentation of the knee bone using phase information', Med Image Anal, 11 325-335 (2007)
2007Ramadan S, 'Phase-Rotation in In-vivo Localised Spectroscopy', Concepts in Magnetic Resonance, 30 147-153 (2007)
2005Ramadan S, Bonin AM, Kennedy BJ, Hambley TW, Lay PA, 'Nuclear magnetic resonance analysis of indomethacin-induced gastric ulcers', Chemical Research in Toxicology, 18 123-128 (2005)
2004Kuchel PW, Bubb WA, Ramadan S, Chapman BE, Philp DJ, Coen M, et al., 'P-31 MAS-NMR of human erythrocytes: Independence of cell volume from angular velocity', Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 52 663-668 (2004)
2004Ramadan S, Hambley TW, Kennedy BJ, Lay PA, 'NMR spectroscopic characterization of copper(II) and zinc(II) complexes of indomethacin', Inorganic Chemistry, 43 2943-2946 (2004)
2003Ramadan S, Field LD, Pierens GK, 'Multiple quantum nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of partially oriented styrene in a nematic phase', Molecular Physics, 101 1813-1818 (2003)
2003Field LD, Ramadan S, 'Multiple quantum NMR spectra of toluene and p-bromotoluene partially aligned in a nematic phase', Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 41 933-938 (2003)
2002Field LD, Ramadan S, Pierens GK, 'Multiple-quantum NMR spectra of partially oriented indene: A new approach to estimating order in a nematic phase', Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 156 64-71 (2002)
1995Atkinson EJ, Clezy PS, Leung CWF, Ramadan S, Salek A, Zhuo MX, 'The Chemistry of Pyrrolic Compounds .70. the Synthesis of Model Porphyrins as an Aid to the Recognition of Chlorobium-Derived Petroporphyrins in the Julia-Creek Oil-Shale Deposit', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 48 1873-1885 (1995)
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Conference (40 outputs)

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2014Ramadan S, Arm J, Silcock J, Santamaria G, Buck J, Roy M, et al., 'Lipid Deregulation in Women Carrying the BRCA Mutations: Non invasive evaluation by two-dimensional Spectroscopy' (2014)
2013Ramadan S, Burrows TL, Pursey KM, Stanwell PT, 'Brain MRS after consumption of commercially available energy drink', Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah (2013) [E3]
2013Sun Y, Dunn MC, Ramadan S, Jones KL, Green A, Ligon K, Kung AL, 'MR Imaging and Spectroscopy for evaluation of brain tumor metabolic profiles in primary glioblastoma multiforme xenografts', Proceedings of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT (2013) [E3]
2012Ramadan S, Baltzer PAT, Lin A, Stanwell PT, Box H, Kaiser WA, Mountford CE, 'L-COSY of breast cancer at 3T', European Journal of Radiology, Jena, Germany (2012) [E1]
2012Ramadan S, Burrows T, Pursey K, Stanwell P, 'Brain MRS after Consumption of Commercially Available Energy Drink' (2012)
2012Lin A, Merugumala S, Ramadan S, Liao HJ, Fiorina P, Chandraker AK, Mountford C, 'Optimization and Characterization of Two-Dimensional Correlated Spectroscopy of Transplanted Kidney' (2012)
2012Ramadan S, Biswas T, Heberlein K, Brown M, Lin A, 'Estimation of GABA and Glutamergic Contents in Occipital Lobe and Cerebellum By1H MR Spectroscopy' (2012)
2012Ramadan S, Liao HJ, Lin A, Mountford C, 'Different Types of COSY Applied To Study Glutamate and Glutamine in a Clinical Scanner' (2012)
2012Lin A, Liao HJ, Cadena A, Ramadan S, Molina I, McCarley R, 'Comparison of Cerebral Glutamate and GABA in Schizotypal Personality Disorder using Spectral Editing and 2D Correlated Spectroscopy' (2012)
2012Peled S, Ramadan S, Westin CF, 'Measuring Cell Permeability with Diffusion-Weighted Simultaneous Spin-Echo and Stimulated Echo EPI' (2012)
2011Ramadan S, Andronesi OC, Stanwell P, Lin A, Sorensen AG, Mountford C, 'In vivo L-COSY MRS of Healthy Brain and Glioblastoma' (2011)
2011Shic F, Lin A, Stanwell P, Ramadan S, Gombos E, Mountford C, 'Time-Frequency Analysis of In Vivo MRS of the Breast Improves Cancer Detection' (2011)
2011Ramadan S, Box H, Baltzer PAT, Lin A, Stanwell P, Gombos E, et al., 'Distinction of Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, and Healthy Breast Tissue In Vivo With L-COSY at 3T' (2011)
2011Cocuzzo D, Keshava N, Lin AP, Ramadan S, Mountford C, 'Algorithms for Characterizing Brain Metabolites in Two-Dimensional in Vivo MR Correlation Spectroscopy' (2011)
2010Lin A, Ramadan S, Stanwell P, Luu T, Celestin J, Bajwa Z, Mountford C, 'In vivo L-COSY MR Distinguishes Glutamate from Glutamine and Shows Neuropathic Pain to Cause a Buildup of Glutamine' (2010)
2010Ramadan S, Mulkern RV, Mountford CE, '¿-3 fatty acid detection by L-COSY in human bone marrow at 3T' (2010)
2010Andronesi OC, Ramadan S, Mountford CE, Sorensen AG, 'Towards a localized low power adiabatic 2D TOCSY for in-vivo use on clinical platforms' (2010)
2010Huda A, Ramadan S, Kumar R, Thomas MA, 'Clinical Dosimetry via MRS at 3T' (2010)
2010Verma G, Lipnick SL, Rajakumar N, Ramadan S, Thomas MA, 'Reproducibility of ME-COSI in Human Brain and Phantom' (2010)
2009Ramadan S, Thomas MA, 'Phase-sensitive Localized COSY (PS-LCOSY)' (2009)
2009Rajakumar N, Ramadan S, 'Detection of J-Coupled Cross Peaks Between Amide and Aliphatic Protons of N-Acetylaspartate in Human Brain using Localized Correlated Spectroscopy' (2009)
2009Verma G, Ramadan S, Rajakumar N, Lipnick SL, Liu XS, Thomas MA, 'Multi-Echo Acquisition Based J-Resolved Spectroscopic Imaging on a Whole-Body 3T Scanner' (2009)
2009Verma G, Rajakumar N, Lipnick S, Ramadan S, Thomas MA, 'Two dimensional Localized Correlated spectroscopy: Detection of J-coupled Cross Peaks between Amide and Aliphatic Protons in Human Brain and Elimination of Artifactual Diagonals' (2009)
2009Ramadan S, Ratai EM, Andronesi OC, Sorensen AG, Mountford CE, 'Adiabatic L-COSY at 7T' (2009)
2009Ramadan S, Mountford C, 'Cross Peak Enhancement in Constant-Time COSY (CT-COSY)' (2009)
2009Andronesi OC, Ramadan S, Ratai EM, Mountford C, Sorensen AG, 'Gradient offset independent adiabatic pulses for high-field MR spectroscopy on clinical scanners' (2009)
2009Lipnick S, Ramadan S, Verma G, Thomas MA, 'Echo-Planar based Correlated Spectroscopic Imaging (EP-COSI): Implementation and Evaluation in Human Skeletal Muscle Using a 3T MRI Scanner and an 8-channel Knee Coil' (2009)
2009Thomas MA, Lipnick S, Verma G, Rajakumar N, Wilson N, Singhal A, et al., 'Recent Progress on the Implementation and Evaluation of Single- and Multi-voxel versions of 2D MR Spectroscopy Using Whole Body MRI Scanners' (2009)
2009Ramadan S, Ratai EM, Seethamraju R, Mountford CE, 'Phase-Rotation for Spectroscopic Motion Correction' (2009)
2009Liu X, Verma G, Lipnick S, Ramadan S, Debruhl N, Thomas MA, 'Turbo-Spin-Echo Based Correlated Spectroscopic Imaging of Breast Tissues In Vivo: A Preliminary Study' (2009)
2008Frias-Martinez E, Rajakumar N, Liu X, Singhal A, Banakar S, Lipnick S, et al., 'ProFit-based Quantitation of Cerebral Metabolites using 2D L-COSY at 3T' (2008) [E3]
2008Frias-Martinez E, Rajakumar N, Ramadan S, Banakar S, Liu X, Singhal A, Thomas MA, 'A Pilot Comparison of 2D and 1D MR Spectroscopic Quantitation of Metabolites in Healthy Human Brain at 3T' (2008) [E3]
2008Verma G, Ramadan S, Lipnick S, Rajakumar N, Thomas MA, 'Applications of Turbo Spin Echo Enhanced 2D Correlated Spectroscopic Imaging' (2008)
2008Thomas MA, Lipnick S, Verma G, Rajakumar N, Liu X, Ramadan S, et al., 'Adding 2nd Spectral Dimension to Single- and Multi-Voxel Based MR Spectroscopy' (2008)
2008Ramadan S, Ratai EM, Wald LL, Wiggins GC, Mountford CE, 'Bone Marrow 1D and 2D Correlation MR Spectroscopy at 7T' (2008)
2008Ramadan S, Ratai EM, Wald LL, Wiggins GC, Mountford CE, 'Double Quantum Spectroscopy Using Phase Rotation at 7T' (2008)
2008Ramadan S, Ratai EM, Wald LL, Wiggins GC, Mountford CE, '1D and 2D Correlation Spectroscopy of Muscle at 7T' (2008)
2008Verma G, Ramadan S, Lipnick S, Rajakumar N, Thomas MA, 'Turbo Spin Echo Based Spatially Resolved Correlated Spectroscopic Imaging' (2008)
2008Thomas MA, Velan S, Ramadan S, Rajakumar N, Margolis DJ, Gomez M, et al., 'MEGA-editing of Spermine/Spermidine in Healthy Human Prostates using External Phased-Array Coil Assembly' (2008)
2006Ramadan S, Mountford C, 'Diffusion Exchange Weighted (DEW) Imaging' (2006)
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Other (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Ramadan S, Stanwell P, Seethamraju R, Mountford C, 'TrueForm Retains the Spectral Integrity on the Verio', ( pp.120-123) (2009) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants2
Total funding$11,500

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2014 (1 grants)

Neurochemical dysfunction following concussion and mild traumatic brain injury in 10-16 year olds $10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Carolyn Mountford, Professor Zsolt Balogh, Doctor Saadallah Ramadan
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020142014
GNo:G1301397

2012 (1 grants)

Proceedings of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Melbourne, Victoria, 5 - 11 May 2011$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Saadallah Ramadan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1200421
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.83

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132015M Philosophy (Med RadiationSc)Co-SupervisorTo Study the Use of MRI Spectroscopy to Monitor the Effects of Head Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
20132015M Philosophy (Medicine)Co-SupervisorMRI Spectroscopy in the Diagnosis of IBS
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Dr Saadallah Ramadan

Work Phone0435 379 732
Email
PositionResearch Academic
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaMedical Radiation Science
Office
Hunter Building,
Hunter Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/saadallah-ramadan
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/saadallah-ramadan