Epworth Medical Imaging welcomes Dr Alain Lavoipierre

Alain Lavoipierre

With Epworth Medical Imaging continuing to expand its footprint across the Epworth HealthCare group, its team of highly skilled and experienced specialist radiologists are also growing with the  addition of Alain Lavoipierre, one of Australia’s foremost uroradiologists.

Alain’s career is highly distinguished, with his being regarded as one of the pioneers in prostate MRI and of transrectal ultrasound and biopsy in Australia.

Alain’s particular interest in uroradiology includes expertise in prostate MRI, renal biopsies and contrast enhanced ultrasound of renal lesions, as well as CT urography and urinary tract sonography.

A well respected general radiologist

In addition, his is well versed in minimally invasive procedures of the spine (facet and sacro-iliac joints, nerve root injections and epidurals), bursae and joints (including hydrodilatations). He is well respected as a general radiologist, is licensed in nuclear medicine, including therapy (iodine and strontium) and also has an interest in imaging of the thyroid and parathyroids.

Alain graduated from the University of Melbourne, winning the Dean’s Prize at St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School in his final year. He trained in radiology at St Vincent’s, followed by visiting fellowships in San Francisco.

He has also been a Clinical Instructor at the University of Melbourne and a Senior Lecturer at Monash University, as well as joint Head of the Men’s Reproductive Health Research Unit at the Cabrini Institute. He has extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, has mentored several aspiring and young radiologists, and has served on numerous internal, professional and government committees.

A keen author and researcher

He is the author or co author of some 50 papers, book chapters and guides to medical imaging, as well as over 35 scientific presentations and 95 invited lectures locally and internationally.

A keen researcher, Alain has won several awards and been the recipient of a number of research grants – most recently, a $150,000 grant through Monash University for multi-parametric MRI of the prostate.

He has chaired scientific sessions at local and international meetings and is a member of some 12 local and international professional societies. He is a reviewer for European Radiology and a number of ultrasound journals, and has been a member of the international “luminaries” panels for Acuson and for Philips ultrasound, as well as GE MRI.

Alain has been representing the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists on the national nuclear medicine credentialing committee for 15 years.

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