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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…

 

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 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…

 

Recently I had the privilege of interviewing some staff members from the Medical Technology and Physics Department at Perth’s Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. The aim of these interviews is to provide an insight into the areas of Radiochemistry and Medical Physics, particularly for the benefit of those interested in getting into the area.  This firstRead 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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

The ViewRay (TM) system, which provides the world’s first MRI-guided radiation therapy, enables clinicians to track the patient’s internal anatomy in real time whilst simultaneously administering radiotherapy treatment. Guided by MRI images, the radiation beams are kept on target, yet without additional markers or exposure to ionising radiation. A presentation on the ViewRay (TM) system will be held in Perth: 10:30 am, 20 June, 2014 MeetingRead 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…

 

This week Ben Hug and other PhD students from the Medical Physics Research Group will be presenting at the 2013 Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine (EPSM) Conference here in Perth. The EPSM conference is held annually somewhere in Australia or New Zealand and brings both clinical and research physicists and engineers together to meet and discuss all aspects relatedRead more…