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Professor Magnussen graduated in Medicine from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), before completing a PhD in Nuclear Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, also at UNSW. He qualified in Radiology from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) where he remained for several years as Director of Research and Staff Specialist Radiologist. During this time, John worked both in diagnostic and interventional radiology at RPAH and at several major Private Hospitals. In 2010, he was appointed Professor of Radiology at Macquarie University and was pivotal in establishing Macquarie Medical Imaging, dedicating himself to establishing a unique standard of excellence at the University Hospital practice. He has completed advanced training in CT Coronary Angiography and has presented at numerous international meetings, in basic science and clinical research. 

Research interests

  • Neuroradiology, including advanced imaging techniques such as MRS, qMRS, fMRI, qSWI, ASL
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Back pain imaging and management
  • Archaeology
  • Paleontology

Education/Academic qualification

Radiology, FRANZCR, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Biomedical Engineering, PhD, The University of New South Wales

Medicine, MBBS, The University of New South Wales

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Projects 2011 2020

Research Outputs 1996 2019

Becoming Osiris: restoration and elite emulation of a mummy from Late New Kingdom Egypt

Sowada, K., Power, R., Jacobsen, G., Murphy, T., Bertuch, F., Jenkinson, A., Carruthers, J. & Magnussen, J. S., 4 Jun 2019, (Submitted) In : Antiquity.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cerebellar tissue strain in Chiari malformation with headache

Dawes, B. H., Lloyd, R. A., Rogers, J. M., Magnussen, J. S., Bilston, L. E. & Stoodley, M. A., 31 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : World Neurosurgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Arnold-Chiari Malformation
Palatine Tonsil
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Anatomic Landmarks
Computed Tomography

A comparative study of coronary artery calcium scoring and CT-adapted Leaman score from a single centre CT coronary angiogram registry

Tso, C., Al-Neshmi, H., Magnussen, J. & Kiat, H., 2018, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. 12, 3 Supplement, p. s28-s29 2 p., 65.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearchpeer-review

Challenges in chemotherapy delivery: comparison of standard chemotherapy delivery to locoregional vascular mass fluid transfer

Lane, R. J., Khin, N. Y., Pavlakis, N., Hugh, T. J., Clarke, S. J., Magnussen, J., Rogan, C. & Flekser, R. L., 1 Mar 2018, In : Future Oncology. 14, 7, p. 647-663 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Blood Vessels
Drug Therapy
Vascular Endothelium

Activities 2005 2017

  • 18 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation

Medical Imaging in an Australian Role 3 Hospital

John Magnussen (Speaker)
1 Nov 201730 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Medical Imaging at the Movies: Every Frame Counts

John Magnussen (Speaker)
1 Oct 201730 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Who is streaming our cultural heritage?

John Magnussen (Speaker)
1 Nov 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Liposuction for Advanced Lymphoedema – Impact of Liposuction on Limb Volumes: Surgical Treatment Results from Australia

John Boyages (Speaker), Thomas Lam (Speaker), Katrina Gaitatzis (Speaker), Louise Koelmeyer (Speaker), Lisa Sedger (Speaker), Quan Ngo (Speaker), Asha Heydon-White (Speaker), KA Sherman (Speaker), Caleb Winch (Speaker), John Magnussen (Speaker), David Munnoch (Speaker), Helen Mackie (Speaker)
29 May 20144 Jun 2014

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Liposuction for advanced lymphoedema – Impact of liposuction on limb volumes:Surgical treatment results from Australia

Louise A Koelmeyer (Speaker), John Boyages (Speaker), Thomas Lam (Speaker), K Kastanias (Speaker), Lisa Sedger (Speaker), Q Ngo (Speaker), Asha Heydon-White (Speaker), K Sherman (Speaker), C Winch (Speaker), JS Magnussen (Speaker), A Munnoch (Speaker), Helen Mackie (Speaker)
5 Jun 20147 Jun 2014

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

Archaeologists find 2,500-year-old mummy in 'empty' coffin

John Magnussen & James Fraser


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

John Magnussen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Mystery Mummy

John Magnussen, Ronika Power & Yann Tristant


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Ancient Writing

John Magnussen & Jaye McKenzie-Clark


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities