Tag Archives: radiation oncology

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…

 

A big congratulations to Azrul Yahya for winning a Young Investigator Travel Award at the 15th International Congress of Radiation Research in Kyoto, Japan. Azrul has written an article on the experience. I had the privilege of attending the 15th International Congress of Radiation Research in Kyoto, Japan last May. The conference, held every four years inRead 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…

 

In February 2015 the Targeting Cancer campaign released a video to showcase radiation therapy as a safe, effective and sophisticated treatment for patients with cancer. It aims to increase public and professional awareness of radiotherapy. For more information on the Targeting Cancer campaign visit www.targetingcancer.com.au. As an initiative of The Royal Australian and New Zealand CollegeRead more…

 

The Western Australian Department of Health has established a scholarship fund for the purpose of encouraging students with a strong desire to develop a career in radiation oncology medical physics. The demand for medical physicists specializing in radiation oncology is growing in Western Australia as the government seeks to expand cancer treatment services in theRead more…

 

Today we have a guest post from Ryan Begley, a UWA physics undergraduate student who worked with the medical physics group during the university break. Over the university vacation I undertook a 5 week internship with the Medical Physics Research Group. My supervisor, Professor Martin Ebert, found a great project for me that was interesting andRead 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…

 

Applications close next week for the Western Australian Department of Health ‘Scholarship in Radiation Oncology Medical Physics – 2014‘.  This scholarship is to support students in the  Master of Physical Science: Medical Physics course at The University of Western Australia who would like to focus their research component on a radiation oncology topic. Applications close: 17 January, 2014Read more…

 

Applications open today for the Western Australian Department of Health ‘Scholarship in Radiation Oncology Medical Physics – 2014‘.  This scholarship is to support students in the Master of Physical Science: Medical Physics course at The University of Western Australia who would like to focus their research component on a radiation oncology topic. Contact Research Associate Professor Mike House,Read more…

 

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.