Safora Johansen completed her doctorate in radiation oncology and late side effects in breast cancer patients in 2010 at the University of Oslo. As a post doctorate, she continued her research in the same area at the institute for cancer research, Oslo University hospital, Radium Hospital. She has participated in implementation of new and advanced radiotherapy techniques, and has studied the effect of these advanced techniques on late side effects development in cancer patients receiving radiotherapy as a part of their treatment (Funded by the Norwegian Cancer Society). Another research area for Safora Johansen has been about estimating the risk for radiation induced secondary cancer in cancer patients because of radiotherapy by employing bio mathematical models. She is now working as an associate professor at the Oslo Metropolitan University and a senior researcher at the Oslo University hospital.
Recent interest includes studying palliative radiotherapy in patients with brain metastases, user involvement to identify cancer treatment uncertainties, the impact of using different exposure values and contrast medium administration on image quality and dose in diagnostic.
Fields of study
Solbak, Marian S.; Henning, Mette Karen; England, Andrew; Martinsen, Anne Catrine Trægde; Aaløkken, Trond M; Johansen, Safora (2020). Impact of iodine concentration and scan parameters on image quality, contrast enhancement and radiation dose in thoracic CT. European Radiology Experimental . Vol. 4:57.
Dastan, Kate; Henning, Mette Karen; England, Andrew; Aaløkken, Trond M; Johansen, Safora (2020). An investigation into the variability of radiographers assessing body composition prior to CT contrast media administration. Radiography .
Alrehily, Faisal; Hogg, Peter; Twiste, Martin; Johansen, Safora; Tootell, Andrew (2019). The accuracy of cobb angle measurement on CT scan projection radiograph images. Radiography 2019. Radiography .
Gunn, Catherine; O'Brien, Kendall; Fosså, Kristian; Tonkopi, Elena; Lanca, Luis; Martins, CT; Muller, Hubert; Friedrich-Nel, Hesta; Abdolell, Mohamed; Johansen, Safora (2019). A multi institutional comparison of imaging dose and technique protocols for neonatal chest radiography. Radiography .
Gunn, Catherine; Johansen, Safora (2019). Neonatal Chest Radiography – Comparison of Exposure Protocols in Canada and Norway. Journal of clinical pediatrics and neonatal care. Vol. 6.
Alrehily, Faisal; Hogg, Peter; Twiste, Martin; Johansen, Safora; Tootell, Andrew (2019). Scoliosis imaging: An analysis of radiation risk in the CT scan projection radiograph and a comparison with projection radiography and EOS. Radiography .
Sà dos Reis, Claudia; Pires Jorge, J.A.; York, H.; Flaction, L.; Johansen, Safora; Mæhle, Siri (2018). Curricula, attributes and clinical experiences of radiography programs in four European educational institutions. Radiography . Vol. 24.
Johansen, Safora; Olsen, Dag Rune (2010). Late side effects and modern radiotherapy techniques in the tratment of breast cancer. ISBN: 978-82-8072-331-4. 66 p. Unipub forlag.
Johansen, Safora (2020). The effect of cancer patients’ and their family caregivers’ physical and emotional symptoms on caregiver burden. NIRO. Netverk fro radiation oncology.
Johansen, Safora; Gunn, Catherine (2019). Neonatal Chest Radiograph: A Comparison of Dose Imaging and Radiographic Technique Protocols - A Multi-Institutional Study. RSNA. Radiology Society of North America.
Johansen, Safora (2019). Neonatal chest radiograph – A multi institutional comparison of dose imaging and radiographic technique protocols. ECR. European society of Radiology.
Johansen, Safora (2019). The Effect of Cancer Patients’ and Their Family Caregivers’ Physical and Emotional Symptoms on Caregiver Burden. Konferanse. Nettwork in Radiation Oncology.
Johansen, Safora (2019). Patterns of local-regional recurrence after conformal and intensity-modulated radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Najonal konferanse. Nettwork in Radiation Oncology.
Johansen, Safora (2018). Neonatal chest x-ray study. Fagkonferanse. McMaster university.
Johansen, Safora (2018). Neonatal thorax X-ray examination-dose and image quality. Fagkonferanse. Dalhousie University.
Johansen, Safora (2018). Secondary cancer risk following radiotherapy. Seminar. Escola Superior de Technologia da Saude de Lisboa.
Johansen, Safora (2017). Patterns of local-regional recurrence after conformal and intensity-modulated radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Fagkonferanse. OUS.
Johansen, Safora (2016). Breast cancer and late effects following breast cancer radiotherapy. Fagdag. Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa.