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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…

 

On the 22nd of November two of our recent Medical Physics graduates, Warwick Smith and Samuel Shyllon, organized a workshop on “Introduction to 3D-Slicer” at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. 3D Slicer is an open source software platform for medical image informatics, image processing, and three-dimensional visualization. It has potential application in radiotherapy and treatment planning. This software can be used for training and education ofRead more…

 

On Friday 17th of May, seven UWA Medical Physics Master students presented their research proposals at SCGH Cancer Centre. Here are links to the presentations. We wish them success in their research projects.     1- Seonaid Rodgers Title of project: “Evaluating the dose reduction potential of added tin filtration in paediatric non-contrast chest CT imaging”. Supervisors: JanetteRead more…

 

In this page we are going to introduce one of our bright Medical Physics graduates, Mr. Tom Milan. Tom started his MPhys (Medical Physics) at UWA in 2016. His research project was on “Evaluation of the Clinical Impact of the Linac MLC and Gantry Sag in VMAT” supervised by Dr. Pejman Rowshanfarzad from the MedicalRead 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…

 

Today, Mr. Samuel Shyllon, one of our Masters students is going to introduce his research project. Samuel is working under Professor Martin Ebert‘s supervision. “Hello, my name is Samuel Shyllon and I am a UWA Medical Physics student that is currently working on a project that involves comparing CyberKnife and proton therapy for the treatmentRead 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…

 

Mario started his MPhys (Medical Physics) at our university in 2016. His research project was on “Evaluation of a mobile C-arm cone-beam CT in interstitial high-dose rate brachytherapy treatment planning” supervised by Adj/Prof Martin Ebert, Dr. David Waterhouse, and Dr. Pejman Rowshanfarzad. The project was carried out at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Here are commentsRead more…

 

This post is about Alex Burton, who has recently finished his Masters in Medical Physics at UWA. “Alex was one of our most talented and extremely hard working postgraduate students. He had real interest in medical physics which was reflected in his excellent exam marks (all HD). Alex had a creative mind, and was aRead more…

 

The current page is about Theresa Viktoria Feddersen, a successful UWA Medical Physics graduate. She is currently an intern in the Division of Human Health, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria. Click on the image to enlarge.   Here is what Pejman Rowshanfarzad her Co-supervisor andRead 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…

 

New to Perth, CyberKnife was first used here in April to treat patients. The radiotherapy treatment process requires a team of medical physicists, radiation therapists and doctors.  First the patient receives MRI or CT scans, on which the doctor outlines the target volume of the tumour. For the particular case the doctor decides whether CyberKnife is an appropriate technology. The doctor prescribes aRead more…

 

Western Australia will soon be equipped with one of the latest worldwide technologies for cancer treatments. The CyberKnife is a multi-million dollar system which is being installed in the department of Radiation Oncology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. The CyberKnife (Accuray Inc., Sunnyvale, CA) is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatmentRead more…