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In this post, we are going to introduce one of our brilliant Medical Physics graduates, Mr. Rikki Nezich. Rik started his MPhys (Medical Physics) at UWA in 2016. He had a First Class Honours Degree in Biophysics before starting his masters course of study.     Rik’s research project was on “Quantitative imaging of gamma-ray emitting radionuclides on aRead more…

 

UWA Medical Physics group was honoured to host Thomas Bortfeld, Professor at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Radiation Biophysics Division at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard. It was a wonderful opportunity for our group to learn from Thomas’s experiences, attend his great talks, and find out more about the future of medical physics.Read more…

 

On 10th of April 2019 we took a group photo before the weekly research meeting at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Click on the image to enlarge. Standing back from left: Brendon WRIGHT, Daniel NGUYEN, Jake KENDRICK, Dane LYNCH, Branimir RUSANOV, Warwick SMITH, Rikki NEZICH, Thomas KLEIN, Jake STIRLING Standing middle from left: Yutong ZHAO, Yiheng LYU,Read more…

 

During February 2019 the Medical Physics group received a visit from Prof. Renaud de Crevoisier and Prof. Oscar Acosta from the Laboratoire Traitement du Signal et de l’Image at the University of Rennes, France, joint supervisors of PhD student Eugenia Mylona who is spending four months with our group. Professors de Crevoisier and Acosta undertakeRead more…

 

On 8th of February, we were honoured to host Prof. De Crevoisier, Radiation Oncologist from Centre Eugene Marquis, Rennes, France. He discussed some of the research and development currently undertaken in Rennes towards adaptive radiotherapy techniques, coupled with work in development of predictive models of treatment toxicity. This includes a focus on the sources ofRead more…

 

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website and we’re excited to introduce you to our new look. The aims were to create a user-friendly browsing experience for valued applicants and research partners. Our new website provides a clear message of who we are, what we stand for and where our valuesRead more…

 

Eugenia “Jenny” Mylona is visiting Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital during December 2018 – April 2019, as part of a collaboration between SCGH and the University of Rennes, to use image processing and statistical approaches to anatomically localise the relationship between radiotherapy dose delivery and resulting treatment toxicity. With knowledge of such relationships, it will be possibleRead more…

 

Marco Marcello, our PhD student, has been awarded the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) travel award to attend EPSM 2018 – based on the scores provided by reviewers of abstracts submitted for the EPSM conference. We would like to congratulate him on his great achievement.   Find out more about the program inRead more…

 

On Saturday 15/9/2018 our PhD student Emily Her and our Master student Thomas Klein were awarded the prestigious Robert Stanford Award and John Black Award for their presentations in the annual ACPSEM-WA branch scientific meeting. Emily’s presentation title was: “Hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer using patient-specific cancer biology“. And Thomas presented: “Dosimetric VerificationRead more…

 

On 21st of March 2018 we took a group photo after our weekly research meeting at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. This year we are honoured to host Prof. Robert Jeraj from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). Robert is one of the world’s most eminent medical physicists and undertakes work that spans the globe. Click onRead more…

 

The ACPSEM WA Branch Annual Scientific Meeting was held on Saturday 23rd September. Our students presented their latest research outcomes in this meeting. Left to right: Josh, Rebecca, Dane, Emily, and Mario The title of their presentations were as follows: – MultiLeaf Collimator Positioning for Small field Radiotherapy: A New Investigation (Joshua Hiatt) – OptimisingRead more…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

“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…

 

Congratulations to Blake Segler, PhD student, who competed last week in the Finals of the UWA Three Minute Thesis competition. Blake’s talk, “A Vessel of Hope,” explains his research in medical physics.       Find out more about the program in our website (Courses, Projects, Students, Available jobs, …) How to apply for UWA Medical Physics Postgraduate Program  Read more…

 

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…