The power of three

GCC qld power of three

Left to right: Shadi Khoei, Emma Spelleken & Holly Stephens.

Three out of three of our medical physics registrars’ (trainees) have had their abstracts accepted for poster/oral presentations at Australia’s National Medical Physics Conference; “EPSM” (Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine) 2017. The conference will be held in Hobart in November.

This is a big achievement because it is rare for a radiation oncology centre to have several registrars. It is even rarer for more than one registrar to have research work worth submitting to the national meeting, and it is very rare for multiple abstracts from the same department to be accepted.

Abstracts listed below:

  • Shadi’s abstract described a method for obtaining accurate measurements in the small radiation fields that are used when delivering stereotactic radiosurgery treatments to brain cancers.
  • Emma’s abstract provided an independent re-evaluation of several published methods for using film to measure two-dimensional radiation dose distributions, which are needed for checking VMAT (especially SABR) treatments.
  • Holly’s abstract described a preliminary investigation into the use of HDR brachytherapy to treat BCC/SCC skin cancers around the eye, which are very hard to treat using other methods.

    Congratulations to our physicists, well done! We thank you for your dedication and commitment. Looking forward to sharing more photos after the conference.

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