Tag Archives: Australia

Calyn completed his PhD last semester and moved to Sydney to start clinical training at Westmead Hospital. His thesis title was:  “Spatial dose-response models of rectal toxicities for patients undergoing prostate radiotherapy“. Calyn was one of our most talented, resourceful and capable students who worked tirelessly on his PhD project. Here is what his principalRead more…

 

Marco Marcello our brilliant Medical Physics PhD candidate was sponsored by MathWorks to present his research outcomes in the National MATLAB conference this year. We congratulate him for his impressive achievement and wish him more success in the future. Here is Marco’s brief description of his trip and presentation: “I was recently privileged in attendingRead more…

 

UWA offers a range of scholarships to prospective international students to help them pursue their impossible with the assistance of financial support. Applications are now open for a wide range of postgraduate research scholarships for International and local (domestic) students, including Research Training Program (RTP) (formerly APA), University Postgraduate Awards (UPA), prestigious University, and InternationalRead more…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

“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…

 

“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…

 

Western Australian universities are seeking applicants for unique PhD scholarships as described at this link “Forrest Scholarships“.  These are aimed at attracting students with exceptional talent, imagination and potential. They are for both Australian and international students. The University of Western Australia Medical Physics group welcomes inquiries from suitable physics, mathematics, engineering and computer scienceRead more…

 

The first CyberKnife system in Australia, installed at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, was in the news last week with a government media statement and several media reports.  This follows upon the first treatments with the machine two weeks ago.  We will have further details in a future post. Cancer busting robot installed in Perth hospital Cyberknife $9 million CyberKnife unveiled at Sir CharlesRead more…