Ms Shasha Yeung
Shasha has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) specialising in Computer Engineering from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. The Canterbury Computer Engineering specialisation is a hybrid between computer hardware and computer software, and Shasha's sub-specialisation was Image Processing. She came to the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in 2014 for a Master of Engineering, and stayed to embark upon a doctorate.
Research | Current
A principal component analysis of shape, stress and NaF markers in the spine
The aim of my thesis is to explore statistical relationships between spine shape and joint stress with NaF as a marker. NaF PeT CT is often used in practice to identifiy regions of bone remodelling and likely sources of pain in the lower lumbar. However, it is unknown if this is related to the geometry of the spine or stress in the joints. The goal of this project is to identify any corelations that may exist between spine geometry and mechanics with NaF markers in a population of 25 spines. The clinical benefit of this pilot study is that it may lend support to a full clinical trial into stress and shape intervention in order to minimise pain.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Yeung, S. (2014). A Principal Component Analysis of Shape, Stress and 18F-NaF Markers in the Lower Lumbar Spine The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.