UWA Medical Physics Blog

Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Western Australian Department of Health has established a scholarship fund for the purpose of encouraging students with a strong desire to develop a career in radiation oncology medical physics. The demand for medical physicists specializing in radiation oncology is growing in Western Australia as the government seeks to expand cancer treatment services in theRead more…

 

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Congratulations to Prof. Tim St Pierre and Research Assoc. Prof. Mike House, whose work in collaboration with Resonance Health Ltd. won the company the WA Innovator of the Year Overall Winner award for their HepaFat-Scan technology. This innovative technology provides a non-invasive measurement of human liver fat concentrations. News: Resonance Health – 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Overall Winner PerthRead more…

 

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Welcome home to Prof. Tim St Pierre, who recently completed the American leg of his IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecture tour. While visiting the Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Tim photographed this historical piece of physics: magnets from the original Stern-Gerlach experiment. This experiment provided evidence that the spatial orientation of an atom’s magnetic moment is quantised.

 

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The NHMRC have generously provided $535,000 in support of a research project being coordinated by Prof Martin Ebert. The project focuses on the use of radiotherapy for treating prostate cancer, where questions need to be answered regarding the relationship between radiographic identification of the prostate organ, the role radiotherapy treatment planning has in targeting theRead more…

 

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