Radiation oncology medical physicists ensure therapy radiation doses are delivered accurately, optimally and within a quality assured environment. The physicist must understand the technology, equipment, computers, algorithms and regulations to ensure safe operation and quality of systems for the treatment of patients.
Combine this highly skilled role with the scope and scale of a structured multi-partner collaboration; a research and clinical trials agenda, and the opportunities presented by Victoria’s new MR-Linac technology, and you have the potential for major improvements for patients with cancer.
How a new collaborative approach to Medical Physics opened up new possibilities
- Dr Sarah Elliott – VCCC Research Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist (Clinical Trials)
The physicist’s role in cancer clinical trials
- A/Prof Tomas Kron, Director of Physical Sciences, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Current projects and potential
- Dr Nick Hardcastle - Principal Research Physicist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Introducing Victoria’s MR-Linac
- A/Prof Farshad Foroudi - Director of Radiation Oncology, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research and Wellness Centre
From potential to reality, the physicist’s role in implementing the MR-Linac
- Dr Kym Rykers, Director of Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research and Wellness Centre
Monday 17 August 2020
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