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University of Exeter Medical School

 Liliana Rodrigues

Liliana Rodrigues

Lecturer in Medical Imaging

 01392 72 2976

 South Cloisters G20


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Liliana is a Diagnostic Radiographer and a lecturer in Medical Imaging, she joined to the University of Exeter in 2017.

Liliana finished her degree in Diagnostic Radiography in 2005 and started working as a Radiographer in Portugal. During 12 years she obtained clinical experience in General Radiography, Computed Tomography, Mammography, Densitometry, and Magnetic Resonance.

She had combined the clinical practice with teaching for 10 years as she was a part-time invited lecturer at School of Allied Health Sciences in Portugal between 2007 and 2017.

She finished her master degree in 2012 with a dissertation about “Contrast Medium Volume Optimization in Abdominal CT on Basis of Lean Body Weight” and she got the title of specialist lecturer in 2016 with a research about “Radiographer precision in bone densitometry”.

Liliana now combines teaching with her PhD, her research topic is “Micro and Macro structural predictors of osteoporotic vertebral fractures”.


  • 2023 - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Fellowship reference PR264513)
  • 2020 - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Recognition reference: PR179518)
  • 2018 - PhD candidate,  Research project: “Micro and Macrostructural predictors of osteoporotic vertebral fractures”.
  • 2012 - MSc in Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine University of Porto, Portugal.
  • 2005 - BSc in Radiology (Diagnostic Radiography), School of Allied Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal.

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Research interests

Liliana is also currently undertaking a PhD, looking at Micro and Macro structural predictors of osteoporotic vertebral fractures.

Liliana's research interests are mainly Osteoporosis, Bone densitometry, Contrast Media and Computed Tomography.

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Journal articles

Ferreira Santos P, Rodrigues L (2016). Eagle’s syndrome - a case report. international journal of stomatology & occlusion medicine, 8(S1), 54-59.
Rodrigues L, Sampaio R, Coimbra M (2013). Contrast Medium Volume Optimization in Abdominal CT on Basis of Lean Body Weight. American Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 3, 22-26. Abstract.


Rodrigues L (2013). Estudo Radiológico do membro superior: mão, punho e antebraço. Estudo da Idade Óssea. In Rua Ventura S (Ed) Técnicas e Procedimentos em Radiologia Convencional, Portugal: LIDEL Edições Técnicas, Lda, 38-63.

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External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities


  • Society and College of Radiographers - 27442
  • HCPC Registered Radiographer – RA77658
  • European Society of Radiology - 601710
  • Radiographer professional title recognized by the Central Administration of the Health System (ACSS) – C-025362143
  • National Osteoporosis Society – 718806-C
  • ATARP (Portuguese Radiographers Association) - 2569

Invited lectures

From 2022 - Guest lecturer EMMaH (Euro-Asian Master in Medical Technology and Healthcare Business)

2011 November (26) to December (10) – Invited trainer of the professional training course titled "Multislice CT", promoted by the Union of Sciences and Health Technologies, 20 hours.

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