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Yearly Archives: 2016

Stereotactic radiotherapy involves the very precise delivery of narrow beams of radiation. Measurement of the properties of those beams is complicated due to their small size, and conversion to dose requires the application of ambiguous correction factors. Physicists from the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) at the University of Wollongong have spent a decadeRead more…

 

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The 2016 “Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine” (EPSM) conference was held in Sydney during November 6 – 10. On the final day, all delegates came together for a panel-led discussion to consider how medical physicists can adapt to the changing landscape of medicine, how they can make the patient journey as smooth as possibleRead more…

 

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This post contains an interview with Mr. Corban Neeley, one of our successful postgraduate students. He has entered the Diagnostic Imaging TEAP program at Canberra Hospital, located in the Australian Capital Territory and is a major teaching hospital for the Australian National University Medical School. TEAP Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics (DIMP) is strongly linked toRead more…

 

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On Wednesday November 2, 2016,  Kalam (Minty) James Ciantar one of our Masters students presented his final research outcomes to the school of physics at UWA. Minty’s thesis title was: “Voxel-based Analysis of Kidney Response to Radiation using SPECT/CT Imaging“, under supervision of Adj/Prof. Martin Ebert.   The abstract of his thesis is as follows:Read more…

 

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This morning (19th of October 2016) after the weekly postgraduate research meeting, we took a group photo outside our office at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.Click on the image to enlarge. Left to right: Pejman Rowshanfarzad, Kalam (Minty) Ciantar, Katherin Tonkin, Angel Kennedy, Rikki Nezich, Mario Djukelic, Luke Slama, Martin Ebert, Tom Milan, Joshua Hiatt, TheresaRead more…

 

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In this page we would like to introduce Mr. Jeremy Lee Hughes, one of our MSc graduates in Medical Physics. Jeremy was a brilliant student and he has been accepted to enter the Radiation Oncology TEAP program at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, which is a leading oncology research institute, and professional oncologist training centre forRead more…

 

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We are pleased to congratulate Mr. Connor James Guilfoile for being awarded a Master of Physics -Medical Physics from the School of Physics, University of Western Australia. Connor was one of our hardworking students and a few weeks after graduation, he was accepted to enter the Radiation Oncology TEAP program at Genesis CancerCare WA. TheRead more…

 

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A big congratulation to Ryan Begley our Medical Physics graduate for winning two awards from the WA branch of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) on the 3rd of September 2016. Ryan was awarded the John Black Student Prize, and also a Travel award which pays for his travel to theRead more…

 

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We are pleased to congratulate Dr. Azrul Yahya for being awarded a PhD in Medical Physics from the School of Physics, University of Western Australia. Azrul’s thesis title was:  “Characterising and modelling the normal tissue effects associated with prostate cancer radiotherapy“. Here are his principal supervisor-Prof. M. Ebert’s comments: “Azrul came to UWA in 2012,Read more…

 

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“On June 13, A/Prof Michael Jackson from Prince of Wales Hospital, New South Wales, presented on the potential role for protons and heavy ions for cancer therapy in Australia. The event was organised by the Radiation Oncology Workforce Western Australia consortium of state radiotherapy institutions, funded by WA Health’s Cancer and Palliative Care Network, andRead more…

 

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“What do I need to do to become a Medical Physicist?” and “What does a Medical Physicist do?” These are common questions we usually get from the students. The following diagram shows the eligibility requirements for entering the Medical Physics program at UWA and the usual career paths. Applicants from other majors or universities mayRead more…

 

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