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Radiology

 

Staff

Byrne Angela Dr Consultant Paediatric Radiologist
Phelan Ethne Dr Consultant Paediatric Radiologist 
Snow Aisling Dr Consultant Paediatric Radiologist

Dr. Angela Theresa Byrne
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Paediatrics

Biography

Dr Angela Byrne graduated from Trinity College Dublin and completed the Training Scheme for Radiology at AMNCH Tallaght and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. She then completed a 2 year Paediatric Radiology Fellowship at BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, with the second year specialising in neuroimaging. She subsequently spent 4 years on staff there with much of that time specialising in neuroradiology and paediatric oncology. She returned to Ireland in 2012 and is now a Paediatric Radiologist at Children's Health Ireland, Crumlin and Clinical Senior Lecturer at TCD. She was Director of the radiology department at Crumlin from 2013-2016. She is Lead for Quality Improvement for the department and a member of the National Working Group for QI in Radiology. She is also Lead for Education for CHI Crumlin and a member of the Education Committee of the Faculty. She is Chair of the Medical Equipment Procurement Committee at CHI Crumlin. She is a member of the Neuroimaging Working Group, Neonatal and Childrens Brain Consortium Ireland (NBCI).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sheehan, Matylda Geraghty Jennifer, Harty Sinead, Byrne Angela T, Duplication of the pituitary gland, European Radiology, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

O'Dea MI, Kelly L, McKenna E, Melo AM, Ni Bhroin M, Hurley T, Byrne AT, Colleran G, Vavasseur C, El-Khuffash A, Miletin J, Murphy J, Hickey F, Molloy EJ, Dysregulated Monocyte and Neutrophil Functional Phenotype in Infants With Neonatal Encephalopathy Requiring Therapeutic Hypothermia., Frontiers in pediatrics, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Ni Bhroin Megan, Kelly Lynn A, Sweetman Deirdre, Aslam Saima, Hurley Tim, Slevin Marie, Murphy John, Byrne Angela T, Colleran Gabrielle, Molloy Eleanor J, Bokde Arun LW, A Comparison of MRI Scoring Systems Predictive Ability for Two-Year Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Neonatal Encephalopathy, SSRN Electronic Journal, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Mary-Louise Gargan and Jsun Loong Wong and Caoilfhionn Ni Leidhin and Cormac Owens and Angela Byrne, Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children under 12 months of age: The spectrum of imaging and clinical findings: Experience in an Irish tertiary referral centre, European Journal of Radiology, 2020, p109375 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Yassin S., Stoica I., Muntean A., Byrne A.T., Sweeney B.T., Chronic midgut volvulus - A challenging diagnosis, Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 63, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Ni Leidhinn Caoilfhionn, O Brien CL, Gargan Mary Louise, Byrne Angela T, Multisystem Imaging Findings of Cystic Fibrosis in Children: A Pictorial Review, European Society of Radiology, Vienna, July, 2020 Poster, 2020 DOI

Sasaki E., Byrne A.T., Murray D.J., Reardon W., Caput membranaceum: A novel clinical presentation of ZIC1 related skull malformation and craniosynostosis, American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A, 182, (12), 2020, p2994 - 2998 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Tutorial 13: Introduction to Paediatric Radiology in, editor(s)Redmond C, Lee M , Tutorials in Diagnostic Radiology for Medical Students, Springer, Cham, 2020, pp207 - 224, [Caitriona Logan Angela Byrne Stephanie Ryan] Book Chapter, 2020 DOI

Schäfer JF, Granata C, von Kalle T, Kyncl M, Littooij AS, Di Paolo PL, Sefic Pasic I, Nievelstein RAJ, Oncology Task Force of the ESPR., Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging in pediatric oncology - recommendations by the Oncology Task Force of the ESPR., Paediatric Radiology, 50, (8), 2020, p1162 - 1174 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Sasaki E., Byrne A.T., Phelan E., Cox D.W., Reardon W., A review of filamin A mutations and associated interstitial lung disease, European Journal of Pediatrics, 178, (2), 2019, p121 - 129, p121-129 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Foran Ann, Sasaki Erina, Reardon William, Byrne Angela T, P548 Imaging findings of Filamin A mutation in childhood onset respiratory disease, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Faculty of Paediatrics of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 9th Europaediatrics Congress, , Dublin, 13-15 June, 104 (Suppl3), 2019 Poster, 2019 DOI

Gargan Mary Louise, Wong JSun, Owens Cormac, Byrne Angela T, Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children under 12 months of age: The spectrum of imaging and clinical findings, Irish Medical Journal, Annual Scientific Meeting RCSI , Dublin, Sept, Abstract Archives, 2019 Poster, 2019 URL

Dibble, M. and O'Dea, M.I. and Hurley, T. and Byrne, A. and Colleran, G. and Molloy, E.J. and Bokde, A.L.W., Diffusion tensor imaging in neonatal encephalopathy: A systematic review, Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 105, (5), 2019, p480 - 488 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Orbit Prenatal, Congenital and Neonatal abnormalities. in, editor(s)Brian Coley , Caffeys Paediatric Diagnostic Imaging 13th edition, Elsevier, 2018, [Ashley Robinson, Angela T Byrne Susan Blaser] Book Chapter, 2018

O Dwyer E, OBrien Cormac, Sheikh Yusra, Byrne Angela T, A Pictorial Review of Non Traumatic Head and Neck Emergencies affecting the Paediatric Population, Insights into Imaging, European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, March , 8, 2017, pp1 - 583 Poster, 2017 DOI URL

Smyth Anna, Walsh John, Corness Jonathan, Byrne Angela T, A Pictorial Review of Skull Base Lesions, 48 Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, October 19-22 2016, Dublin, Dublin, October, 63 Suppl 3, 2016, ppS5-S321 Poster, 2016 DOI

Hughes P, Abdelhafeez A, Byrne AT, Real D, Gillick J., A Paediatric Hernia with a Twist: The Presentation, Imaging Findings and Management of a Strangulated Ovarian Hernia., Irish medical journal, 108, (9), 2015, p282-283 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Carney, Olivia, Byrne Angela T, Eye Sonography in Paediatric Patients, 99th Assembly and Annual Meeting RSNA, Chicago, 2013 Poster, 2013

Tan N.W.H., Turvey S.E., Byrne A.T., Ludemann J.P., Kollmann T.R., Staphylococcus aureus nasal septal abscess complicated by extradural abscess in an infant, Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 41, (1), 2012, pE7-12 Journal Article, 2012

Santos R, Khashoggi K, Kozak F, Sargent MA, Byrne AT.​, Congenital inner ear malformations, 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, Vancouver Canada, May, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Santos R, Khashoggi K, Byrne AT., Posterior fossa​ malformations - A pictorial review.​, Pediatr Radiol , Society of Pediatric Radiology, San Francisco , April, 42, (177-401), 2012 Poster, 2012 URL

Byrne AT, Sargent M, Poskitt K, Imaging neonates with clinical symptoms of encephalopathy, Pediatr Radiol , The Joint Societies of Paediatric Radiology 6th Congress and Exhibition, London, June, 41, 2011, pp311 - 428 Poster, 2011 URL

Pillai S., Singhal A., Byrne A.T., Dunham C., Douglas Cochrane D., Steinbok P., Diffusion-weighted imaging and pathological correlation in pediatric medulloblastomas-They are not always restricted!, Child's Nervous System, 27, (9), 2011, p1407 - 1411 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Imaging of Gynecological Disorders in Infants and Children. in, editor(s)Mann G., Blair J., Garden A , Gynaecological Disorders in the Neonate and Young Child., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg., 2011, pp51 - 64, [Mann G.S., Byrne A.T. ] Book Chapter, 2011 DOI

Gynaecological Causes of Pelvic Pain in, editor(s)Mann G., Blair J., Garden A , Imaging of Gynecological Disorders in Infants and Children, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg., 2011, pp173 - 208, [Mann G.S., Byrne A.T., Garden A.S] Book Chapter, 2011 DOI

Pugash D., Oh T., Godwin K., Robinson A.J., Byrne A., Van Allen M.I., Osiovich H., Sonographic 'molar tooth' sign in the diagnosis of Joubert syndrome, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 38, (5), 2011, p598 - 602, p598-602 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Singhal A., Bowen-Roberts T., Steinbok P., Cochrane D., Byrne A.T., Kerr J.M., Natural history of untreated syringomyelia in pediatric patients, Neurosurgical Focus, 31, (6), 2011 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Murnaghan M.L, Slobogean B.L, Byrne A, Tredwell S.J, Mulpuri K, The effect of surgical timing on operative duration and quality of reduction in Type III supracondylar humeral fractures in children, Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 4, (2), 2010, p153 - 158 Journal Article, 2010 DOI URL

Corness J, Williamson, C. Bray H, Byrne AT, Imaging of skull base lesions - a pictorial review, Pediatr Radiol , Postgraduate Course and Annual Meeting SPR 2010, Boston USA, April, 40, (4), 2010, pp261 Poster, 2010 DOI

Apel-Sarid L, Cochrane D.D, Steinbok P, Byrne A.T, Dunham C, Microfibrillar collagen hemostat-induced necrotizing granulomatous inflammation developing after craniotomy: A pediatric case series - Report of 3 cases, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 6, (4), 2010, p385 - 392 Journal Article, 2010 URL DOI

Byrne AT, Weber M, Senger C, Rassekh R, Brown KLB, Nadel HR, Preliminary experience using PET/CT in suspected pediatric and soft tissue sarcomas, The Lancet Oncology, 14 Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS, London, November, 10, (1), 2009 Oral Presentation, 2009 DOI

Byrne AT, Brown K, Webber M, Nadel H, Preliminary experience of PET/CT imaging in pediatric sarcoma, 6th European Society of Nuclear Medicine meeting, Platja D' Aro, Spain, May, 2009 Poster, 2009

Pediatric Applications for PET/CT and SPECT/CT. in, editor(s)Delbeke D, Israel O. , Hybrid PET/CT and SPECT/CT Imaging, Springer, New York, NY, 2009, pp621 - 656, [Nadel H.R., Byrne A.T] Book Chapter, 2009 DOI

Angela Byrne , Pulmonary Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumour, European Radiology, 2009 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Angela T Byrne; Ken Brown; Rod Rassekh; Christoph Senger; Helen Nadel;, PETCT in the Management of Pediatric Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors , Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting , Toronto, June, 50, ((supplement 2) 195;), 2009, pp195 Oral Presentation, 2009 Other

Angela T Byrne, Heather Bray, Sprengel Deformity, European Radiology, 2009 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Maher, V., O'Dowd, M., Carey, M., Markham, C., Byrne, A., Hand, E., Mc Inerney, D., Association of central obesity with early Carotid intima-media thickening is independent of that from other risk factors, International Journal of Obesity, 33, (1), 2009, p136-143 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Prognosis in patients with liver metastases in, editor(s)Paul Glare and Nicholas A Christakis , Prognosis in Advanced Cancer, Oxford University Press, 2008, pp301 - 311, [Angela Byrne, Michael Lee] Book Chapter, 2008

Angela T Byrne, Paediatric MRI, Current Anesthesia and Critical Care, 19, (5), 2008, p315 - 318 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Byrne AT, Hess T, Degruchy S, Jamieson D, Solid gastric tumors in children - a pictorial review, Pediatr Radiol , 51st Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the Society of Pediatric Radiology, Scottsdale Arizona, May, 38, (Suppl 2), 2008, pp131 - 160 Poster, 2008 DOI

Mann G.S, Byrne A.T, Nadel H.R, Bray H, Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma as a second malignancy following multimodal therapy for advanced-stage neuroblastoma, Pediatric Radiology, 38, (9), 2008, p1017 - 1020 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

Tuite D.J, Byrne A, Colhoun E, Torreggiani W.C, Pneumatosis intestinalis and portal-venous gas: An unusual presentation of acute appendicitis, Australasian Radiology, 51, (SUPPL. 1), 2007, pB137 - B139 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

Byrne Angela T, Levine D, Nadel HR, The use of FDG-PET/CT in a pediatric population , Pediatr Radiol , The Society for Pediatric Radiology, 50th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Miami Florida, April, 37, (Suppl 1:S46-89), 2007 Oral Presentation, 2007 DOI

Angela Byrne, Helen Nadel, Wholebody low dose 18F-FDG PET/CT in pediatric oncology, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Society of Nuclear Medicine, Washington DC, 48, (2), 2007, pp118 Oral Presentation, 2007

AT Byrne, DS Levine, Nadel, H.R, PET/CT in the management of pediatric bone tumors, Pediatr Radiol , The Society for Pediatric Radiology, 50th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Miami Florida, April, 37, (1-27), 2007 Oral Presentation, 2007 DOI

Geoghegan T, Byrne A.T, Benfayed W, McAuley G, Torreggiani W.C, Imaging and intervention of retroperitoneal fibrosis, Australasian Radiology, 51, (1), 2007, p26 - 34 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

Byrne AT, Bray H, Jamieson D, 3D CT angiography for anomalous vessels in congenital lung malformations, Pediatr Radiol , International Pediatric Radiology 5th Conjoint Meeting, Montreal Canada, May, 36, (Suppl 1:56-101), 2006 Poster, 2006 DOI

Govender P, Byrne A, Lyburn I.D, Torreggiani W.C, Generalized skull vault thickening in association with a large arteriovenous malformation, Australasian Radiology, 50, (1), 2006, p66 - 67 Journal Article, 2006 DOI URL

Byrne Angela T, Logan PM, Screening for lung cancer, CPD Journal Radiology Update , 5, (3), 2006, p85 - 91 Journal Article, 2006

AT Byrne, C Beaton, D Jamieson, Echogenic kidneys on ultrasound - a pictorial review, American Institute of Ultrasound, Washington DC, May, 2006 Poster, 2006

Parenchymal lung calcification on CT imaging: focal and diffuse, Byrne Angela, Logan PM, Journal of Thoracic Imaging:, First World Congress of Thoracic Imaging, , Florence Italy, May, 20, (2), 2005, pp65 Poster, 2005

Byrne A.T, Geoghegan T, Govender P, Lyburn I.D, Colhoun E, Torreggiani W.C, Erratum: "The imaging of intussusception" (Clinical Radiology (2005) vol. 60 (39-46) doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2004.07.007), Clinical Radiology, 60, (3), 2005, p412- Journal Article, 2005 URL DOI

Byrne A.T, Goeghegan T, Govender P, Lyburn I.D, Colhoun E, Torreggiani W.C, The imaging of intussusception, Clinical Radiology, 60, (1), 2005, p39 - 46 Journal Article, 2005 URL DOI

Byrne AT, Walshe P, McShane D, Hamilton S, Virtual Laryngoscopy - Preliminary Experience, European Radiology, 56, (1), 2005, p38 - 42 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Sebastian S, Byrne A.T, Torreggiani W.C, Buckley M, Endoscopic closure of latrogenic duodenal perforation during endoscopic ultrasound, Endoscopy, 36, (3), 2004, p245- Journal Article, 2004 DOI URL

Byrne AT, Tuite DJ, Ramesh N, Torreggiani W, Imaging of intussusception, European Society of GI Radiology, Budapest, May, 13, (489-1490), 2003 Poster, 2003 DOI

Byrne Angela T, Tuite David, Munk Peter, Torreggiani, Bakers cyst Rupture, European Radiology, 2003 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Byrne A, Al-Agha G, Torreggiani W.C, Lyburn I.D, King C.M.P, Hanbury D.C, Miller F.N.A.C, Sidhu P.S, Does testicular microlithiasis matter? (multiple letters) [1], Clinical Radiology, 58, (6), 2003, p495- Journal Article, 2003 URL DOI

Byrne AT, Goeghegan T, Colville J, Torreggiani W, MRI of meniscal disease of the knee, European Radiology, European Congress of Radiology, Vienna Austria, Feb , Suppl Vol1 3, 2003, pp472 Poster, 2003 DOI

Byrne AT, Tuite DJ, Hegarty P, Torreggiani W, Testicular tumours and microlithiasis, Ultrasonografia, European Society of Ultasonography (EUROSON), Warsaw Poland, June, 8, (156), 2002 Oral Presentation, 2002

Byrne AT, Walshe P, McShane D, Hamilton S, Virtual laryngoscopy, Acta Radiologica Portuguesa, European Head and Neck Society of Radiology (EHNSR), Estoril Portugal, June, 54, (14), 2002, pp113 Oral Presentation, 2002

Tuite DJ, Colville J, Byrne AT, Goeghegan T, Torreggiani W, Unenhanced helical CT in the diagnosis of flank pain, Annual Combined Spring Meeting of the Faculty of Radiologists, Belfast, February, 2001 Poster, 2001

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Angela T Byrne, Report Turn around Time, National Quality Improvement Webinar 2021, Dublin, June, 2021, National Working Group for QI Invited Talk, 2021

Angela T Byrne, Imaging of Congenital Lung Disease , European Course of Paediatric Radiology , Dublin, October, 2018, ESPR Invited Talk, 2018

Angela T Byrne, Imaging Head and Neck Infections , Paediatric SPR Study Day April 2018, April, 2018, RCPI Invited Talk, 2018

Angela T Byrne, Head and Neck Emergencies , GE Paediatric Study Day, Dublin, April, 2017, GE Ireland Invited Talk, 2017

Angela T Byrne, Acute Abdominal Pain in Paediatrics, Faculty of Radiologists Combined Spring Meeting, Limerick, April, 2016, Faculty of Radiology RCSI Invited Talk, 2016

Angela T Byrne, Maureen O Sullivan, Jonathan McGuiness, Tumour Board - Meet The Experts , 48th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, Dublin, October, 2016, International Society of Paediatric Oncology Invited Talk, 2016

Angela T Byrne, Congenital Spine Anomalies , Irish Society of Skeletal Radiology, Dublin, January, 2016, ISS Invited Talk, 2016

Angela T Byrne, Non Traumatic Head and Neck Emergencies , Irish Society of Neuroradiology 2nd Annual Meeting, May, 2015, Irish Society of Neuroradiology Invited Talk, 2015

Angela T Byrne, MRI of diffuse hypoxic ischemic brain injury in preterm, term and older children, GE Paediatric Imaging Study Day, Sept, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Angela T Byrne, What's new in pediatric brain imaging , Vancouver Imaging Review; Head to Toe, Vancouver BC Canada, September, 2011, University of BC Invited Talk, 2011

Angela T Byrne, Sonographic Imaging of the Pediatric Brain and Eyes., Best Practices in Diagnosis and Treatment presented by ACMDTT , Calgary, Alberta, May, 2009, ACMDTT Invited Talk, 2009

Angela T Byrne, One Stop Shopping: IV Contrast Protocols for PET-CT. , The Society for Pediatric Radiology, 52nd Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Carlsbad, California, , April, 2009, SPR Invited Talk, 2009

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • NEON TCD
  • Summary
    • Project with the Neonatal and Children's Brain Consortium Ireland NEPTUNE programme. This study investigates the functional brain changes in neonatal encephalopathy (NE) infants and the associated behavioural and cognitive consequences. I report the structural MRIs of infants recruited to the study determining whether there are any changes on conventional MRI to suggest a hypoxic ischemic injury.
  • Date From
    • 2020
  • Date To
    • Ongoing
  • Title
    • DIETOMICS CD (M-EEN) Study
  • Summary
    • The purpose of this study is to determine whether induction and maintenance of remission in Crohn's Disease can be achieved with a new dietary strategy that involves only 2 weeks of Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN) with Modulen and 12 weeks of an exclusion diet involving selected table foods. This novel approach will be compared to the gold standard dietary regime involving 8 weeks of EEN. As the Radiologist on this project I report the MR Enterography on these patients pre treatment and one year later. I perform scoring on each segment of large and small bowel to determine how much bowel is involved in the inflammatory process and how this responds to treatment.
  • Date From
    • 2019
  • Date To
    • Ongoing

Keywords

Healthcare Quality Improvement; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Medical Education; Neonatal imaging; Neuroimaging; ONCOLOGY; paediatric radiology; PET CT

Recognition

Representations

Member of the National Quality Improvement Programme Working Group 2019

Joint Author of the First National Data Report by the National Radiology QI Programme 2019

Second National Data Report by the National Radiology QI Programme in progress 2020

Director of Department of Radiology Our Ladys Childrens Hospital 2013

Clinical Lead for Paediatric Radiology Education at CHI Crumlin 2017

Member of the Education Committee of the Faculty of Radiologists RCSI 2017

Member of the Paediatric Radiology subgroup at the Faculty of Radiology RCSI 2015

Co author of Irish Guidelines for Investigation of Children with Suspected Abuse. 2020

Radiology Lead for the development of a city wide Emergency Department Stroke protocol for CHI 2020

Member of the Oncology Task Force of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology 2019

Reviewer of Paediatric Radiology manuscripts for the British Journal of Radiology 2016

Reviewer of Paediatric Manuscripts for the European Journal of Radiology 2012

Contributor of multiple Paediatric Radiology cases to the start up of Radiopedia.org which is now a global online resource 2006

Canadian Radiology Women member mentoring, educating and advising fellow radiologists 2019

Awards and Honours

Honorary Member of the Irish Society of Skeletal Radiology 2016

Congenital inner ear malformations. Fellows Poster Radiology Research Award University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 2012

Preliminary experience of PET/CT imaging in pediatric sarcoma. 6th European Society of Nuclear Medicine meeting, Spain. Best Poster award 2008

Echogenic kidneys on ultrasound. Highly commended merit award at American Institute of Ultrasound, Washington DC 2006

Imaging of systemic varices in portal and venous occlusion.Special merit award at Annual Combined Spring Meeting of the Faculty of Radiologists 2003

Unenhanced helical CT in the diagnosis of flank pain. Gold medal of the Radiological Society of Ireland - Best Poster 2001

Memberships

Fellow of the Faculty of Radiology Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2003 – Present Day

Member of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland 2000 – Present Day

Member of the Society of Pediatric Radiology 2006 – Present Day

Member of the European Society of Pediatric Radiology 2012 – Present Day

Member of the European Society of Radiology 2012 – Present Day

Neuroimaging Working Group, Neonatal and Childrens Brain Consortium Ireland (NBCI) 2019 – Present Day

Member of Canadian Radiology Women 2019 – Present Day

Member of the Irish Hospitals Consultants Association 2019 – Present Day

Member of the Radiological Society of North America 2020 – Present Day

Member of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology 2020 – Present Day

Member of the Newborn Brain Society 2021 – Present Day

Dr. Ethna Phelan
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Paediatrics

Dr. Aisling Snow
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Paediatrics

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lane L, deGascun C, O'Connor P, Cronly S, Snow A, Cryan J, Multicystic encephalomalacia the neuropathology of systemic neonatal parechovirus infection, Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, 2021, pDOI 10.1177/10935266211001645 Journal Article, 2021

A Snow, A radiologist's perspective on protection of the fetus in a paediatric hospital, EURADOS Winter School 2020, Online, February 4th , 2021, European Radiation Dosimetry Group Invited Talk, 2021

Mulholland, D; Snow, A, The evaluation of palpable thigh modularity in vaccination age children - differentiating vaccination granulomas from other causes, Journal of Medical Ultrasound, 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Breatnach, C.R., Snow, A., Nolke, L., Oslizlok, P., Cardiac strangulation causing refractory cardiac arrest during elective pacemaker revision: A cautionary tale, Cardiology in the Young, 30, (10), 2020, p1535-1537 Journal Article, 2020

Snow A., Taylor G.A., Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Imaging Austerity: Coming Back From the Pandemic, Journal of the American College of Radiology, 17, (7), 2020, p903 - 905, p903-905 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Breatnach, Colm; Snow, Aisling; Nolke, Lars; Oslizlok, Paul, Cardiac Strangulation Causing Refractory Cardiac Arrest, Cardiology in the Young, 30, (10), 2020, p1535 - 1537 Journal Article, 2020

Martin, Therese, Moore, Mary, Melody, Laura, Nolan, Beatrice, Snow, Aisling, Govender, Pradeep, Blackburn, Carol, Going out on a (clotted) limb - an interesting case of paget-schroetter syndrome in a young adolescent, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

Walsh B, Fennessy P, Ni Mhuircheartaigh R, Snow A, McCarthy KF, McCaul CL, Accuracy of ultrasound in measurement of the pediatric cricothyroid membrane., Paediatric anaesthesia, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Murphy D, McCoubrey S, Snow A, Checking Pregnancy Status of Young Girls in Advance of Radiological Intervention - Time for a Rethink?, European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, March, 2018 Poster, 2018

A Snow, E Joyce, R O'Connor, D Rea, Efficacy of Child-Sized MRI Simulation in Avoiding GA and Sedation in Children, European Society for Paediatric Radiology, Berlin, Germany, June 2018, 2018 Poster, 2018

Joyce EA, Farrell T, McMorrow J, Mulholland D, Browne KM, Snow A, Are adult carpal angle measurements applicable to the pediatric population in the trauma setting?, Skeletal radiology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Smyth AE, Kaleviste E, Snow A, Kisand K, McMahon CJ, Cant AJ, Leahy TR, Aortic Calcification in a Patient with a Gain-of-Function STAT1 Mutation., Journal of clinical immunology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Mc Govern E, Kelleher E, Snow A, Walsh K, Gadallah B, Kutty S, McMahon CJ, Clinical application of three-dimensional printing to the management of complex univentricular hearts with abnormal systemic or pulmonary venous drainage, Cardiology in the Young, 27, (7), 2017, p1248 - 1256 Journal Article, 2017

Joyce E, Snow A, Comparing Adult and Paediatric Carpal Angles, European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, 2017 Poster, 2017

Foley, C, Killeen O, Snow A, Radiological Features Identified in the Hands of Children with Down syndrome and Inflammatory Arthritis, American Congress of Rheumatology, 2017 Poster, 2017

Aisling Snow, Carly E. Milliren, Dionne A. Graham, Michael J. Callahan, Robert D. MacDougall, Richard L. Robertson, George A. Taylor, Quality of pediatric abdominal CT scans performed at a dedicated children"s hospital and its referring institutions: a multifactorial evaluation, Pediatric Radiology, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Charlene Foley, Emma Jane Mac Dermott, Aisling Snow, Orla G Killeen, 043."Radiological features identified in the hands of children with Down syndrome and inflammatory arthritis, Rheumatology, 56, (suppl{\_), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

E O'Dwyer, R O'Connor, A Snow, The Value of Child-Sized MRI Simulation in the General Anaesthesia Paediatric Population; a Single-Centre Review, RSNA, Chicago, IL, USA, 2017 Poster, 2017

Johnston N, Snow A, McMahon CJ., Unexpected coronary arterial calcification and thrombosis late after Kawasaki disease., BMJ case reports, 2016, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Snow, A, Foetal MRI as a Valuable Tool in Antenatal Diagnosis and Perinatal/Postnatal Management, Annual Scientific Meeting, Faculty of Radiologists, Dublin, 2016, 2016 Poster, 2016

Snow AL, Uller W, Kim HB, Alomari AI, Percutaneous embolization of a chylous leak from thoracic duct injury in a child., 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Aisling Snow, Carlos Estrada, Jeanne S. Chow, Ultrasonography of the Pediatric Bladder, Ultrasound Clinics, 8, (3), 2013, p423--439 Journal Article, 2013

Bartley M, Bokde AL, Ewers M, Faluyi YO, Tobin WO, Snow A, Connolly J, Delaney C, Coughlan T, Collins DR, Hampel H, O'Neill D, Subjective memory complaints in community dwelling healthy older people: the influence of brain and psychopathology., International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27, (8), 2012, p836-43 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Bracken J, Robinson I, Snow A, Watson R, Irvine AD, Rea D, Phelan E, PHACE syndrome: MRI of intracerebral vascular anomalies and clinical findings in a series of 12 patients., Pediatric radiology, 41, (9), 2011, p1129-38 Journal Article, 2011

Snow A, Halpenny D, Mc Neill G, Torreggiani WC, Life-threatening Rupture of a Renal Angiomyolipoma in a Patient Taking Over-the-counter Horse Chestnut Seed Extract., The Journal of emergency medicine, 2011 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Halpenny D, Snow A, McNeill G, Torreggiani WC, The radiological diagnosis and treatment of renal angiomyolipoma-current status., Clinical radiology, 65, (2), 2010, p99-108 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Snow A, Hamilton S, Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) in Children with Short Stature - the Importance of Adjusting Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Results for Height, Society for Pediatric Radiology, Boston, MA, USA, 2010 Poster, 2010

Halpenny D, Burke J, McNeill G, Snow A, Torreggiani WC, Geographic origin of publications in radiological journals as a function of GDP and percentage of GDP spent on research., Academic radiology, 17, (6), 2010, p768-71 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Ryan J, Snow A, Darker C, Torreggiani W, Comparison of clinical outcomes from chest X-rays of smokers and non-smokers in a general practice population., Irish Medical Journal, 103, (3), 2010, p90 - 92 Journal Article, 2010

McNeill G, Halpenny D, Snow A, Torreggiani WC, Re: Pilot study of transcatheter arterial ethanol emolization under closed renal circuit for large renal cell carcinomas., 2009 Journal Article, 2009

McNeill G, Halpenny D, Snow A, Torreggiani WC, Re: diagnosis of hepatic angiomyolipomata using CT: report of three cases and review of the literature., 2009 Journal Article, 2009

A Snow, S Hamilton, M Ryan, E Colhoun, E O'Mullane, H Hoey, Paediatric DXA interpertation - applying internationl guidelines, Hormone Research, 72, (s3), 2009, p356- Journal Article, 2009

McNeill G, Halpenny D, Snow A, Geoghegan A, Torreggiani WC, Extrapontine myelinolysis after correction of hyponatraemia presenting as generalised tonic seizures., 2009 Journal Article, 2009

McNeill G, Halpenny D, Snow A, Buckley O, Torreggiani WC, Re: Paget's disease of the bone: a review., 2009 Journal Article, 2009

McNeill G, Halpenny D, Snow A, Torreggiani WC, Re: Pericardial effusion impending tamponade: a look beyond Beck's triad., 2009 Journal Article, 2009

Buckley O, Ward E, Ryan A, Colin W, Snow A, Torreggiani WC, European obesity and the radiology department. What can we do to help?, 2009 Journal Article, 2009

Halpenny DF, McNeil G, Snow A, Geoghegan T, Torreggiani WC, Prospective evaluation of the value of magnetic resonance imaging in suspected acute sigmoid diverticulitis., 2009 Journal Article, 2009

Snow A, Buckley O, Torreggiani WC, Sonographic appearance of metallic ureteric stents., 2009 Journal Article, 2009

McNeill G, Ward E, Halpenny D, Snow A, Torreggiani W, Ultrasound appearances of Implanon implanted contraceptive devices., 2009 Journal Article, 2009

Feeney J, Govender P, Snow A, Torreggiani WC., Answer to case of the month #136. Endometrioma of the rectus sheath after Caesarean section., Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes, 59, (4), 2008, p210-212 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Buckley, O, Geoghegan, T, Ridgeway, P, Colhoun, E, Snow, A, Torreggiani, WC, Imaging of Appendicoliths Dropped at Laparoscopic Appendectomy and Their Complications, CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RADIOLOGISTS JOURNAL-JOURNAL DE L ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES RADIOLOGISTES, 58, 2007 Journal Article, 2007

Geoghegan T, McAuley G, Snow A, Torreggiani WC., Emergency embolization of multiple splenic artery pseudoaneurysms associated with portal hypertension complicating cystic fibrosis., Australasian radiology, 51 Suppl, 2007, pB337-9 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Buckley O, O' Brien J, Snow A, Stunell H, Lyburn I, Munk PL, Torreggiani WC., Imaging of Budd-Chiari syndrome., European radiology, 17, (8), 2007, p2071-2078 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Buckley, O, Geoghegan, T, Ridgeway, P, Colhoun, E, Snow, A, Torreggiani, WC, The usefulness of CT guided drainage of abscesses caused by retained appendicoliths, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, 60, 2006 Journal Article, 2006

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

L Fitzgerald, A Snow, Audit of Physical Marker Use in Paediatric Radiology, 2018 Poster, 2018

O'Connor R, Ryan S, Snow A, 'Paediatric Radiography Protocols for Children's Health Ireland', version 1, 2018, - Protocol or guideline, 2018

A Snow, Paediatric Radiology, Paediatric Trainee Study Day, RCPI, Kildare Street, April , 2018 Invited Talk, 2018

A Snow, Paediatric Radiology for Paediatricians, RCPI Paediatric Study Day, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

A Snow, Paediatric MRA/MRV, Irish MRI Meeting, Kilkenny, January, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

A Snow, Designing for Success - Radiology Planning for the New Children's Hospital, Annual Scientific Meeting, Faculty of Radiologists, RCSI, Dublin, September, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

A Snow, Paediatric Iliofemoral Ligament Tears, Charter Day, RCSI, Dublin, February, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

A Snow, Update on Foetal MRI, Irish Perinatal Society Meeting, RCPI Kildare Street, October, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

A Snow, Murphy D, Mc Coubrey S, Paediatric Perspective on Pregnancy in Imaging, National Pregnancy Policy Workshop, Dublin, February, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

A Snow, C Brenner, D Rea, 'Neonatal Ultrasound Referral Guidelines', Coombe Women and Infants Hospital, 2012, - Protocol or guideline, 2012

A Snow, WC Torreggiani, R Browne, 'Interventional Radiology Anticoagulation Guidelines', Tallaght University Hospital, 2011, - Protocol or guideline, 2011

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Application of Logistics Principles to Optimisation of Paediatric Radiology Workflows
  • Summary
    • This is a novel approach to managing the complexity of paediatric radiology services. Paediatric radiology departments are more complex than those in adult hospitals due to the frequent need for sedation and anaesthesia to achieve diagnostic imaging. This project is in conjunction with the corporate management and IT departments in Children's Health Ireland and researchers in the Trinity Business School and will analyse current workflows and optimise them using business logistics principles. The aim is to prospectively optimise workflows in the radiology department in the New Children's Hospital (which will be the largest in Europe) before commencement of service there. This will mean that we can get better value from our staff and our equipment and should improve staff, parent and patient satisfaction with the service being provided
  • Date From
    • 2020
  • Date To
    • Ongoing
  • Title
    • A data-driven approach to the age at which female paediatric patients should be subject to pregnancy status determination prior to imaging using ionising radiation
  • Summary
    • Young patients are vulnerable when attending unfamiliar medical locations such as radiology departments. At present all female patients over the age of 12 years are asked about pregnancy when attending for certain imaging studies that use radiation. The choice of this age is not evidence based and the question is often asked in a rushed manner and usually by someone not known to the patient. This project is using population data to analyse the pregnancy inflection age and allow pregnancy questioning to instead commence at the age where we see the pregnancy rate become significant in our paediatric population. This will be applicable to radiology departments across the country using Irish data and around the world using suitable local datasets.
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • 2021
  • Title
    • Using Simulation Techniques to Teach Upper GI Contrast Study Technique to Non-Paediatric Radiologists
  • Summary
    • Using simulation techniques to allow widespread teaching of a key paediatric radiology technique (upper GI contrast study) to general radiologists who don't work in specialised children's hospitals. Upper GI contrast studies are a fluoroscopic imaging technique that allow skilled radiologists to diagnose small bowel malrotation and midgut volvulus in babies with bilious vomiting. Prompt diagnosis is imperative to allow emergency surgery to be performed in positive cases. Teaching of this technique is challenging due to the unplanned nature of the condition and widely dispersed radiologist workforce. This will be a novel simulated learning tool that will allow all radiologists to gain the specialist skills (normally only available in Children's Hospitals) required to diagnose babies with midgut volvulus (and exclude it) in hospitals of first presentation, avoiding the need for multiple patient transfers to Dublin every year. Unecessary transfers delay care for those who need it and cause stress, anxiety and potential harm to those who don't. This collaborative project is being planned and will involve the Trinity School of Computer Science and the RCSI SIM Centre for simulation in education and research.
  • Date From
    • 2021

Keywords

3D Printing; BONE DENSITY; Clinical Logistics; Clinical Workflow; Congenital Cardiac CT; Diagnostics; DXA; Foetal Abnormality; Health Planning/Policy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); MRI; MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM; PAEDIATRIC; paediatric radiology; QUALITY ASSESSMENT; RADIOLOGY; Radiology, tomography and medical imaging; ULTRASOUND

Recognition

Representations

Chair, Radiology Equipping Decision Group, Children's Health Ireland - responsible for delivering the equipment required to run the new department 2019

Clinical Lead for Paediatric Radiology, Children's Health Ireland. Responsibility for coordinating the integration of the paediatric radiology services in Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght into one entity. Involves mobilising teams of relevant staff members and leading subgroups tasked with planning workforce, IT, administrative, QA, research, education, interventional radiology, radiation protection and patient safety aspects of the service. 2015

Member of the Healthcare Technology Equipping Group, Children's Health Ireland. This group reported to the board of hospital and to the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and was tasked with overseeing the healthcare equipment procurement for the new children's hospital. I was the only clinician on the committee and led clinical evaluation of the options for how to equip the hospital in general and the radiology department in particular. 2017

Paediatric Radiology Subgroup, Faculty of Radiologists, RCSI 2018

Member, Radiation Safety Committee, Children's Health Ireland - responsible for ensuring statutory compliance with radiation safety best practice 2018

Member of Cross Hospital Paediatric Radiologists Group, Dublin. I designed the governance structure for our specialty that has been accepted by the CEO of the CHI hospital group and now applies to our method of managing the process of integrating the 3 hospitals into 1. As part of this the Cross Hospital Paediatric Radiologists Group has responsibility for policies and protocols in paediatric radiology. 2017

Chair of Radiation Quality Assurance Group, Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin - tasked with integrating the current approaches in the existing hospitals to radiation safety, and designing the future structure of the radiation safety programme in the New Children's Hospital 2017

Reviewer, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

Member of the Residency Review Committee, Boston Children's Hospital - Fellow representative - responsible for assessing residents' competency and determining suitable for sign off from their rotation in paediatric radiology 2012

Member and Fellow representative, Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee, Boston Children's Hospital - responsible for decision making about fellowship training programs, including eligibility of foreign graduates 2013

Member, Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor committee, Irish Medical Organisation 2009

Radiology Registrar Rota Coordinator, Tallaght University Hospital - responsibility for drawing up fair and effective rotas for daily work and call cover for all radiology registrars 2010

Awards and Honours

Scholarship, Trinity College Dublin 2001

Fellowship of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (RCSI/RCPI) 2018

Innovate Course for entrepreneurs, Enterprise Ireland/Guinness Enterprise Centre/Dublin Business Innovation Centre 2018

Junior Grant of the European Society for Paediatric Radiology - bursary to support attendance at the annual meeting, awarded to promising trainees 2013

Entrance Exhibition, Trinity College Dublin 1998

EPICA International Design awards, Gold winner, X-ray Toy Story Disney collaboration, 2018 2018

Kinsale Sharks Design awards Gold Award (only one awarded) for the Crumlin-Disney X-ray Toy Story collaboration, Print category, 2018 2018

Senior House Officer (trainee doctor) of the Year, Tallaght University Hospital 2011

Memberships

Fellow of the Faculty of Radiologists, RCSI 2011 – Current

Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCPI/RCSI 2018 – Current

European Society of Skeletal Radiology 2014 – Current

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2015 – Current

Society for Paediatric Radiology 2012 – Current

European Society for Paediatric Radiology 2011 – Current

Radiological Society of North America 2018 – Current

Member of the Irish Medical Organisation 2004 – Current

Member of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association 2018 – 2020