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Andrew Tootell

Lecturer, Programme Leader MSc Nuclear Medicine Imaging


Qualified as a radiographer in 1998 and has worked as a radiographer at Hope hospital (now Salford Royal) and St Helens and Knowlsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

In 2002 completed the PGDip Nuclear medicine and in 2004 completed the MSc in Nuclear Medicine. Joined the university in 2006. 2007 completed the PGCert in Higher Education and Research Became programme leader for the MSc Nuclear Medicine Imaging in 2010. Currently studying towards PhD with a focus into developing methods for measuring and calculating radiation dose and effective risk from radiological investigations.


Physics and equipment of radiography for radiographers, dental nurses and other healthcare professionals

Nuclear medicine

Radiation protection

Quality Control procedures

Research Interests

Radiation dose measurement and calculation.

Optimisation of imaging parameters

Qualifications and Memberships

MSc Nuclear Medicine

PGCert Higher Education and Research

BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography



Society of Radiographers

British Nuclear Medicine Society

Society of Radiographers Nuclear Medicine Advisory Group

College of Health and Social Care Clinical Services Governance Board



Ma WK, et al. 2012 “Variation of visual image quality using CR technology, relationship with E, Radiography”,


Tootell, A. K., Szczepura, K. R., & Hogg, P. Optimising the number of thermoluminescent dosimeters required for the measurement of effective dose for computed tomography attenuation correction data in SPECT/CT myocardial perfusion imaging. Radiography(0). doi:


Tootell, A., Vinjamuri, S., Elias, M., & Hogg, P. (2012). Clinical evaluation of the computed tomography attenuation correction map for myocardial perfusion imaging: the potential for incidental pathology detection. Nuclear Medicine Communications, 33(11), 1122-1126 1110.1097/MNM.1120b1013e3283571b3283535.


Norton S, Hogg P, Higgins R, Robinson L, Mackay S, Norton E, Newton-Hughes A, Szczepura K, Tootell A, Farnell A, Al Qaroot B, Manning D, 2012 “Further developments in a research-led diagnostic radiography curriculum”, Synergy, September edition, The Society of Radiographers.


Tootell A, Lundie M, Szczepura K, Hogg P, 2012 “Reducing Error in TLD radiation dose measurements”, E-poster, E102, United Kingdom Radiological Congress, Manchester


Kelly J, Szczepura K, Hogg P, Tootell A, 2011 “Analysis of Plain X-ray and low resolution CT Gonad Dose Arising from Supplementary Imaging After Bone Scanning”, Poster, European Association of Nuclear Medicine Conference, Birmingham, UK


Tootell A, 2011 “The Role of Higher Education in Career Advancement”. Conference- Career promotions for Technologists/Radiographers in Nuclear Medicine. Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and The Society of Radiographers, York.


Thompson J, Tootell A, Sil J, Kelly J, Kulshrestha R and Hogg P,2011 “Advances in the imaging of sentinel nodes in breast cancer: The role of nuclear medicine”, Imaging and Oncology, 30-37.


Tootell A, Hogg P 2010 “Advanced practice – concepts, definitions and education”, Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, Vienna.


Tootell  A, Hogg P “Advanced practice – concepts, definitions and education” European Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Volume 37, Supplement 2


Thompson, Szczepura, Sil, Tootell, Manning, Hogg, 2010 ”Determination of optimal exposure factors for lung lesions using an anthropomorphic chest phantom for SPECT-CT”, S494, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Volume 37, Supplement 2


Tootell A, Driver J, Kelly J, Kulshrestha R, Hogg P. 2010 “The Role and Value of Nuclear Medicine in the Imaging of Sentinel Nodes and Breast Cancer”  eRadimaging,


Thompson J, Tootell A, Driver J, Griffiths M, Kane T, Szczepura K, Holmes K, Mountain V, Hogg P 2009 “Focussing in on SPECT-CT” Synergy, Society of Radiographers.


Griffiths M , Thompson J, Tootell A, Driver J, Kane T, Mountain V, Szczepura K, Holmes K, Eachus P, Cassidy S, Marrow L, Galpin A, Stack R, Green L, Hogg P. 2009 “SPECT-CT and its role in imaging and oncology” Imaging in Oncology, Society of Radiographers


Robinson L, Tootell A, Mackay S, Hogg P, Newton-Hughes A. 2008. Symposium. “The use of learning technologies to support problem based learning: Use of student wikis in stages 6 & 7 of the Maastricht 7 jump Problem-based Learning model” 3rd Learning Through Enquiry Alliance (LTEA) Conference, Sheffield


Tootell A, Hogg P, American 2006. “Optimizing Imaging Parameters for Sentinel Lymph Node Imaging” Poster Publication Society of Radiologic Technologists, Denver, USA.