Milton Rodrigues dos Santos

Adjunct Professor

School of Health

University of Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago

3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Tel: + 351 234 427110 (ext. 27135)


1. What are your personal perspectives as a researcher?
The ultimate goal of my research is to contribute to the health care continuous improvement namely through the appropriate use of medical imaging resources. This includes DICOM data mining, secondary use of radiology data and radiology continuous quality improvement in terms of focus on the patients, radiation protection and processes optimization.

2. In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges in your area of research?
The biggest challenge is the development of translational and clinical research supported in partnerships between the scientific community and the health care providers. This requires trust relationships and political willing to translate the knowledge and expertise added value of research units such as the Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA). This can promote opportunities and synergies to improve health care delivery.
On the other hand, it seems necessary to establish a strategy for medical imaging at University of Aveiro, where the M.Sc. in Medical Imaging could be the cornerstone. For that is important to promote and activate partnerships such as the one that existed in the past with Siemens Medical Solutions, which was fundamental for the prestige of the Health Sciences School of the University of Aveiro. By doing this, the University of Aveiro could aspire to be recognized for its excellence in medical imaging. International recognition will be therefore more attainable both in research and teaching at post-graduate levels.

3. Where are the strengths of the UA in your opinion?
One of the main strengths of UA is its organizational matrix, were, in the case of Medical Imaging, promotes the skills integration from different areas of expertise, which can have a huge potential.

4. Could you give one idea to improve research in the UA?
As someone who has worked most of his life in a hospital environment, I think that is necessary to create stronger links with the community in which University of Aveiro operates (UA should go out more often), namely trough the assertive dissemination of the existing resources in the clinical research arena.

última atualização a 11-07-2014
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