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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 Western Australian branch of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine is having its first event of 2015. There will be two talks, the opportunity to meet the ACPSEM President, Dr Sean Geoghegan, and dinner at Tiamos in Nedlands following the event. The first talk is ‘Writing for Publication’ by Alun HRead more…

 

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During February 2-11, the Radiation Oncology group hosted Dr Sarah Gulliford from the Royal Marsden Hospital / Institute for Cancer Research, Sutton, United Kingdom. Sarah first visited in March 2012. Since then, several members from the group have visited Sarah in Sutton. Sarah’s research focuses on the reactions of normal tissues following radiotherapy and has assistedRead more…

 

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This week we welcome Dr Sarah Gulliford, Research Physicist from the Royal Marsden Hospital, who is visiting the Radiation Oncology group at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Prof. Martin Ebert and PhD students, Azrul Yahya and Calyn Moulton, visited collaborators at the Royal Marsden just over a year ago. Dr Gulliford works on outcomes analysis from trials for prostate and headRead more…

 

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A new program to help medical physicists working with linacs, Mountaingoat is an executable that does basic analysis on dynamic log files produced by Varian MLC systems. Mountaingoat was compiled in MATLAB 2012b and requires MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) V8.0 in order to run. Mountaingoat was developed by Jeremy Hughes, Masters student in medical physics, and is available on the UWA e-resources page.Read more…

 

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Coming up next month is the final Radiation Oncology Workforce WA CPD event for the year, which will feature presentations of small grant research projects, keynote speakers and workshops. 1 November, 2014 8:45 am – 3:15 pm Curtin University Further details  

 

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The meeting of Australian and New Zealand Medical Physicists was this year combined with the annual meetings of the Australasian radiography and radiology communities at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. UWA Medical Physics was represented by PhD students Calyn Moulton and Azrul Yahya, together with A/Prof Pejman Rowshan Farzad and Prof Martin Ebert whoRead more…

 

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This week in Sydney representatives met from the Medical Physics University Network. The network is comprised of each of the six Australian universities that offer postgraduate programs in medical physics. Among the subjects of discussion were continued development of a resource network, a pilot program in course-sharing, virtual training and research interactions. The collaborative work continues to support the development and capacity of the medicalRead more…

 

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The 2014 ACPSEM WA Branch annual scientific meeting is coming up on Saturday, 19 July, at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Abstract submission is now open, and closes on 27 June.

 

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Scholarships are available for students interested in attending the 2014 Combined Scientific Meeting (CSM), CSM 2014: Imaging and Radiation in Personalised Medicine.  The conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 4-7 September, 2014.  Applications for the ACPSEM Student Scholarship 2014 close 20 June 2014.  

 

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The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) WA Branch will hold this year’s annual symposium on 4 June at Edith Cowan University.  Registrations and online abstract submissions are now open!

 

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This month in Sydney Research Assoc/Prof. Mike House, Asst/Prof. Pejman Rowshanfarzad and Asst/Prof. Anita Adhitya met with representatives from each of the Australian universities that offer postgraduate programs in medical physics.  The group is developing the national Medical Physics University Network, a collaboration to support the development and capacity of the medical physics community.  TheRead more…

 

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In collaboration with the five other Australian universities that provide medical physics postgraduate programs, UWA is developing an integrated e-information network.  Each university will share with the network resources from their respective areas of expertise.  The UWA repository of medical physics resources is now available online, and will develop as members of the local medical physics community contributeRead more…

 

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Radiation Oncology Workforce WA is developing a more sustainable radiation oncology workforce in Western Australia.  As part of their work, they will establish greater access to collaborative research and education facilities.  You can contribute to a more sustainable workforce by participating in this survey.

 

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This week in Sydney we met with representatives from the five other universities in Australia that offer a program in medical physics.  Developing a national Medical Physics University Network — comprised of Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, University of Adelaide, The University of Sydney, The University of Western Australia and University of Wollongong –Read more…

 

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During October 2013, Prof. Martin Ebert and PhD students, Azrul Yahya and Calyn Moulton, are visiting the Institute for Cancer Research and Royal Mardsen Hospital Sutton, Surrey UK, to work collaboratively on the analysis of data from radiotherapy clinical trials. This analysis focuses on a decade-long mission of the group to obtain data on the side-effects experienced by menRead more…

 

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