Radiation Therapy

Treatment Planning

Biological modelling 

Image Guided Radiotherapy

Multi-centre/international comparisons

Clinical trials outcomes

At UWA, Medical Physics research is strongly aligned with improving treatment and diagnostic precision using localized and minimally invasive techniques that are aimed to improve patient outcomes.

Studying Medical Physics at UWA provides an exceptional opportunity to learn in a department with strong commitment to research. The research component of this programme allows students to develop valuable skills for practising and interpreting research.

 

Radiation Therapy (RT)

  • Biological modelling of tumour and normal tissue dose responses

  • Modelling the interaction of radiotherapy and immunotherapy

  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

  • 3D printing application in radiation therapy

  • Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT)

  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

  • Modelling, Simulation, and Prototyping

  • Multi-centre/international comparisons

  • Development of monitoring devices

  • Assessment of impact of inaccuracy

  • Treatment planning optimization

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)

  • Tracking patient/organ motion

  • Treatment delivery accuracy

  • QA on treatment equipment

  • Small-animal radiotherapy

  • Robotics applications

  • Pre-clinical studies

  • Immunotherapy

  • 3-D dosimetry

  • Drug studies

  • CyberKnife

   

Nuclear Medicine (NM)

  • Implementation of a SPECT quality phantom QA regime in a nuclear medicine department

  • Creation of semi-automated image analysis tools for PET processing

  • Image analysis, dosimetry and theranostics radiopharmaceuticals

 

Radiation Biology (RB)

  • Bio-guided radiotherapy planning

  • Simulation of cancer tissue

  • Simulation of treatment effect

  • Optimisation of treatment

  • Patient-specific simulation

 

Radiation Protection (RP) and Medical Health Physics (MHP)

  • Identification and Quantification of Radioisotopes with a HPGe Gamma Spectrometer

 

Diagnostic Imaging (DI)

  • Realistic breast models for optimising electromagnetic gradiometric measurements

  • Molecular imaging

  • Bio-imaging with magnetic gradiometry

 

Other themes

  • Clinical trials outcomes

  • Biostatistics

  • 3D data processing

  • Machine learning methods

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 Phone: (+61 8) 6488 2738  |  Email: admin-physics@uwa.edu.au

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