Imaging in PH

Imaging from bench to bedside for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Researchers involved:

Annamaria Carusi (Reader in Medical Humanities, Co-Director of MHS, University of Sheffield)

Sophie van Baalen (PhD Fellow, Philosophy, University of Twente)

Ian Sabroe (Consultant Respiratory Physician, Professor of Inflammation Biology,  Co-Director of MHS, University of Sheffield)

David Kiely (Consultant Respiratory Physician, Director of the Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit, Honorary Professor of Pulmonary Vascular Medicine, University of Sheffield)

With the collaboration of the Pulmonary Hypertension Unit, Sheffield.

This project investigates the social discursive processes involved in developing and implementing new imaging modalities in the clinic? It is an interdisciplinary project, combining the perspectives of philosophy, social science, clinicians and other health care practitioners, scientists and engineers.

The questions that direct our study include:

What is the role of imaging technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of a complex disease, such as pulmonary hypertension?

How do imaging technologies mediate knowledge and practice in interdisciplinary and cross-sector contexts?

How does expertise operate in clinical decision-making?

What is the process of developing and implementing new imaging techniques and technologies?

Presentations

‘The socio-technical epistemology of clinical decision-making’, Sophie van Baalen and Annamaria Carusi, Medical Knowledge in a Social World, March 28-29, 2016, University of California, Irvine

‘The socio-technical epistemology of clinical decision-making’, Sophie van Baalen and Annamaria Carusi, Sixth Biennial Conference, Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice, June 17-19, Rowan University.

Publications

van Baalen S, Carusi A, Sabroe I & Kiely DG (2016) A social-technological epistemology of clinical decision-making as mediated by imaging.. J Eval Clin Pract. View this article in White Rose Research Online