Tag Archives: medical physics

Today we are going to introduce Mr. Ryan Begley one of our MPhys (Medical Physics) graduates. Ryan has started his PhD in neurophotonics at the school of physics, UWA. For his PhD, Ryan is building a laser microscope and using this to image individual neurons and investigate the functional changes produced by terahertz radiation. TheRead 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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

Three of our postgraduate students attended the EPSM-2015 conference in Wellington, New Zealand from 8th to 12th of November. Calyn Moulton presented part of his PhD project. The titles of his presentations were: ● Parameters for the Lyman-Kutcher-Burman model of normal tissue complication probability based on late rectal bleeding events after prostate radiotherapy. ● LateRead more…

 

Today, the 21st of October 2015, the medical physics group weekly meeting was held at UWA main campus. Here is a group photo of the staff and some of our postgraduate students. Our group is growing fast! Top Row (right to left): Ryan Begley , Mike House, Blake Segler, Nick Gale, Calyn Moulton, Angel  Kennedy,Read more…

 

A big congratulation to Colm Morrison and Marco Marcello for winning awards from the WA branch of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) on the 12th of September 2015. Colm has been awarded the Robert Stanford award for the best submission in medical physics for his MSc thesis entitled “Development,Read 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…

 

We are hosting a Danish Medical Physicist, Dr. Hans Lynggard Riis, from Odense University Hospital from  August to mid-December this year. He is sponsored by the medical equipment company Elekta as well as the Nordic Association for Clinical Physics (NACP). He is undertaking some collaborative projects, particularly with Dr. Pejman Rowshanfarzad. Their research project isRead more…

 

The work of Azrul Yahya, PhD student in the Medical Physics group, has been given some extra promotion with a figure related to one of his papers featured on the cover of the European Radiation Oncology journal, “Radiotherapy and Oncology“. Azrul’s work involves trying to determine what factors in the radiotherapy treatment of men withRead more…

 

Three members of the Radiation Oncology group had the privilege of attending the 2015 ESTRO meeting in Barcelona. This is one of the world’s premier conferences in Radiation Oncology, which this year combined presentations of research activities spanning clinical radiation oncology, medical physics, radiation therapy technology, brachytherapy and radiobiology. PhD students Calyn Moulton and AzrulRead more…

 

Come along to the UWA Open Day to learn more about the university, including study, research and student life. We will run demonstrations of medical physics and biomagnetics in the atrium of the School of Physics. When: Sunday, 10 August 2014, 10 am – 4 pm Where: The University of Western Australia  

 

Today we profile Dr Mahsheed Sabet, who writes about her career in medical physics and her experience as a Medical Physics Registrar at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. I have recently joined the Training, Education and Accreditation Program (TEAP) for Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists. With a BSc in Applied Physics, an MSc and a PhD in MedicalRead more…