Medical researcher, imaging innovator
While working as a hospital cardiac technologist, Xiaowei realised that imaging technologies such as ultrasound and MRI scanners, were capable of more. Now working from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Xiaowei wants to overcome limitations of imaging by testing the use of 19-Fluorine agents to highlight anomalies. It would also enable doctors to obtain better diagnosis and provide immediate treatment for heart, stroke and blood vessel diseases. She will travel to Germany to learn from leading 19-Flourine MRI experts with the view to establishing this technology for cardiovascular imaging in Australia. This grant will enable Xiaowei to receive this vital training.