PhD student Calyn Moulton and other students from the Medical Physics Research Group will be presenting at the 2014 ACPSEM WA Branch annual scientific meeting being held this Saturday (19th July, 2014). The annual scientific meeting is an opportunity for clinical and research physicists, engineers and students to discuss topics related to physics and engineering in the medical field. The meeting will include key note speakers discussing a doctors and a physicists perspectives on the new CyberKnife Treatment System at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), plus a demonstration of the treatment system in action.

At the meeting, Calyn will be discussing the evaluation of image registrations applied to CT scans from external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and high-dose rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) planning. The data that Calyn is registering is from prostate cancer patients who were enrolled in the RADAR trial and received the combined EBRT/HDR-BT treatment. Spatially registering the planning CTs is a prerequisite for determining a combined dose distribution and relating the combined dose distribution to observed toxicities. Registering the EBRT and HDR-BT CT simulation images can be challenging as there can be considerable differences in anatomy shape and location, and the HDR-BT CT can include material not present in the EBRT CT. Calyn’s image registration work is a collaboration with researchers at UWA, clinicians at SCGH and researchers at SCGH. The aim of the registration work is to evaluate the performance of image processing and image registration methods used to register the planning CTs.

The meeting is being held at:

The WA Comprehensive Cancer Centre (Building DD)
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Registration opens at 08:30
First speaker at 09:00

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