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Key publications

Recent Books

Practical SPECT/CT in nuclear medicine, Jones D, Hogg P, Seeram E, Springer, 2013, ISBN 978-1-4471-4703-9

Digital Mammography, a holistic approach, Hogg P, Mercer C and Kelly J, Springer, 2014, ISBN 978-3-319-04831-4

Radiation dose and image quality optimisation in medical imaging, Hogg P, Lanca, Open Source, 2014, ISBN 978-1-907842-60-3

Recent Selected Journal Articles


A Tootell, K Szczepura, and P Hogg. "Analysis of effective and organ dose estimation in CT when using mA modulation: A single scanner pilot study." Radiography  23, 159-166 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.radi.2017.02.006J.D.

J.D. Thompson, A Wareing, K.R. Szczepura, S. Vinjamuri, P Hogg. "A JAFROC study of nodule detection performance in CT images of a thorax acquired during PET/CT." Radiography (in press).doi:10.1016/j.radi.2017.03.001

J.B. Robinson, R Ali, A.K. Tootell, P Hogg. "Does collimation affect patient dose in antero-posterior thoraco-lumbar spine?" Radiography (in press). doi:10.1016/j.radi.2017.03.012

J Tugwell, A England, P Hogg. "Antero-posterior (AP) pelvis x-ray imaging on a trolley: impact of trolley design, mattress design and radiographer practice on image quality and radiation dose." Radiography (in press). Pending doi

B Scragg, S Shaikh, L Robinson, C Mercer. "Mixed messages: an evaluation of NHS Trust Social Media Policies in the North West of England." Radiography (in press). doi:10.1016/j.radi.2017.03.018

B Scragg, S Shaikh, G Shires, J Stein Hodgins, C Mercer, L Robinson, J Wray. "An exploration of mammographers’ attitudes towards the use of Social Media for providing breast screening information to clients." Radiography (in press). doi:10.1016/j.radi.2017.04.004


J.D. Thompson, D.P. Chakraborty, K. Szczepura, A.K. Tootell, I. Vamvakas, D.J. Manning, and P. Hogg, “Effect of reconstruction methods and x-ray tube current–time product on nodule detection in an anthropomorphic thorax phantom: A crossed-modality JAFROC observer study,” Med. Phys. 43, 1265–1274 (2016). doi: 10.1118/1.4941017

J.D. Thompson, N.B. Thomas, D.J. Manning, and P. Hogg, “The impact of greyscale inversion for nodule detection in an anthropomorphic chest phantom: a free-response observer study,” Br. J. Radiol. 89, 20160249 (2016). doi: 10.1259/bjr.20160249

C. Charnley, A. England, A. Martin, S. Taylor, N. Benson, and L. Jones, “An option for optimising the radiographic technique for horizontal beam lateral (HBL) hip radiography when using digital X-ray equipment,” Radiography 22, e137–e142 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.radi.2016.01.004

H.A.A.B. Mraity, A. England, S. Cassidy, P. Eachus, A. Dominguez, and P. Hogg, “Development and validation of a visual grading scale for assessing image quality of AP pelvis radiographic images,” Br. J. Radiol. (2016). doi: 10.1259/bjr.20150430

A. Sanderud, A. England, P. Hogg, K. Fosså, S.F. Svensson, and S. Johansen, “Radiation dose differences between thoracic radiotherapy planning CT and thoracic diagnostic CT scans,” Radiography 22, 107–111 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.radi.2015.08.003


R.M. Ali, A. England, M.F. McEntee, and P. Hogg, “A method for calculating effective lifetime risk of radiation-induced cancer from screening mammography,” Radiography 21, 298–303 (2015). doi: 10.1016/jradi.2015.07.008

E. Davey and A. England, “AP versus PA positioning in lumbar spine computed radiography: Image quality and individual organ doses,” Radiography 21, 188–196 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.radi.2014.11.003

M. Jessop, J.D. Thompson, J. Coward, A. Sanderud, J. Jorge, M. de Groot, L. Lança, and P. Hogg, “Lesion Detection Performance: Comparative Analysis of Low-Dose CT Data of the Chest on Two Hybrid Imaging Systems.,” J. Nucl. Med. Technol. 43, 47–52 (2015). doi:10.2967/jnmt.114.147447

W.K. Ma, R. Aspin, J. Kelly, S. Millington, and P. Hogg, “What is the minimum amount of simulated breast movement required for visual detection of blurring? An exploratory investigation,” Br. J. Radiol. 88, 20150126 (2015). doi:10.1259/bjr.20150126

C.E. Mercer, K. Szczepura, J. Kelly, S.R. Millington, E.R.E. Denton, R. Borgen, B. Hilton, and P. Hogg, “A 6-year study of mammographic compression force: Practitioner variability within and between screening sites,” Radiography 21, 68–73 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.radi.2014.07.004

F. Murphy, J. Nightingale, P. Hogg, L. Robinson, D. Seddon, and S. Mackay, “Compression force behaviours: An exploration of the beliefs and values influencing the application of breast compression during screening mammography,” Radiography 21, 30–35 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.radi.2014.05.009

L. Robinson, M. Griffiths, J. Wray, C. Ure, G. Shires, J.R. Stein-Hodgins, C. Hill, and B. Hilton, “Preparing women for breast screening mammography: A feasibility study to determine the potential value of an on-line social network and information hub,” Radiography 21, 308–314 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.radi.2015.07.004

McWilliams, R.K. Fisher, A. England, and F. Torella, “Observations on Surveillance Imaging After Endovascular Sealing of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms With the Nellix System,” J. Endovasc. Ther. 22, 303–306 (2015). doi: 10.1177/1526602815582209


B. Al Qaroot, P. Hogg, M. Twiste, and D. Howard, “A systematic procedure to optimise dose and image quality for the measurement of inter-vertebral angles from lateral spinal projections using Cobb and superimposition methods,” J. Xray. Sci. Technol. 22, 613–625 (2014). doi: 10.3233/XST-140449

J. Coward, R. Lawson, T. Kane, M. Elias, A. Howes, J. Birchall, and P. Hogg, “Multi-centre analysis of incidental findings on low-resolution CT attenuation correction images,” Br. J. Radiol. 87, 20130701 (2014). doi: 10.1259/bjr.20130701

J.D. Thompson, P. Hogg, D.J. Manning, K. Szczepura, and D.P. Chakraborty, “A Free-response Evaluation Determining Value in the Computed Tomography Attenuation Correction Image for Revealing Pulmonary Incidental Findings,” Acad. Radiol. 21, 538–545 (2014). doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2014.01.003

A.K. Tootell, K. Szczepura, and P. Hogg, “Comparison of effective dose and lifetime risk of cancer incidence of CT attenuation correction acquisitions and radiopharmaceutical administration for myocardial perfusion imaging,” Br. J. Radiol. 87, (2014). doi: 10.1259/bjr.20140110


P. Hogg, K. Szczepura, A. Darlington, and A. Maxwell, “A method to measure paddle and detector pressures and footprints in mammography,” Med. Phys. 40, 41907 (2013). doi: 10.1118/1.4792720

P. Hogg, M. Taylor, K. Szczepura, C. Mercer, and E. Denton, “Pressure and breast thickness in mammography - An exploratory calibration study,” Br. J. Radiol. 86, (2013). doi: 10.1259/bjr.20120222

C.E. Mercer, P. Hogg, R. Lawson, J. Diffey, and E.R.E. Denton, “Practitioner compression force variability in mammography: A preliminary study,” Br. J. Radiol. 86, (2013). doi: 10.1259/bjr.20110596


I.H.R. Hauge, P. Hogg, K. Szczepura, P. Connolly, G. McGill, and C. Mercer, “The readout thickness versus the measured thickness for a range of screen film mammography and full-field digital mammography units.,” Med. Phys. 39, 263–71 (2012). doi: 10.1118/1.3663579

J.M. Nightingale, F.J. Murphy, and C. Blakeley, “‘I thought it was just an x-ray’: a qualitative investigation of patient experiences in cardiac SPECT-CT imaging,” Nucl. Med. Commun. 33, 246–254 (2012). doi: 10.1097/MNM.0b013e32834f90c6


P. Ruparelia, K.R. Szczepura, C. Summers, C.K. Solanki, K. Balan, P. Newbold, D. Bilton, A.M. Peters, and E.R. Chilvers, “Quantification of neutrophil migration into the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” Eur. J. Nucl. Med. Mol. Imaging 38, 911–919 (2011). doi: 10.1007/s00259-010-1715-7