Sonyia Mc Fadden



Dr.Sonyia Mc Fadden qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer. She worked as a radiographer in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast which is a large University teaching hospital and specialised into the area of Interventional Cardiology. Sonyia completed her MSc in 2000 investigating radiation exposure in adult interventional cardiology and was appointed as a Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging in the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Belfast in 2001. She was awarded her PhDin 2010 for her study on radiation dose optimisation in paediatric interventional cardiology. Sonyia is currently involved in teaching all years of the undergraduate radiography programme in the University of Ulster and continues to develop her research in the field of interventional cardiology, radiation dose and DNA damage. Her other areas of research interest include radiation protection in all aspects of medical imaging. Standardisation of clinical protocols and modifications to technique in Interventional Radiology/Cardiology. Infection control within the clinical department. The impact of CR and DR imaging, on image quality and radiation dose.


Area of Interest

2)Medical Imaging

top publication

1)S L McFadden, C M Hughes, R J Winder. Variation in radiographic protocols in paediatric interventional cardiology. Journal of Radiological Protection 03/2013; 33(2):313-319.

2)S L McFadden, C M Hughes, C.I. D\'Helft, A. McGee, L. Rainford, P.C. Brennan, E. McCrum-Gardner, R.J. Winder. The establishment of local diagnostic reference levels for paediatric interventional cardiology. Radiography 01/2013; 19(4):295–301

3) Gould R, McFadden SL, Horn S, Prise KM, Doyle P and Hughes CM. Assessment of DNA double-strand breaks induced by intravascular iodinated contrastmedia following in vitro irradiation and in vivo, during paediatric cardiac catheterization. Contrast Media Mol. Imaging (2015).

4)MC Fadden SL, Gould R and Hughes CM.Dose Optimization in Pediatric Interventional Cardiology. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Chicago December 2015

5)MC Fadden SLRadiation protection of patients in interventional cardiology by simple modifications to practice V OgólnopolskieWarsztaty z okazjiÅšwiatowegoDniaRadiologii, Warsaw, October 2015

6)MC Fadden SL, Gould R. Optimising radiation protection in paediatric interventional radiology: what can the radiographer do?Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Lisbon September 2015