Medical Physics

Unit 5

Quantifying brain cancer with MRIs

Quantifying brain cancer with MRIs

  A collaboration between Cornelia Laule from UBC Vancouver's Department of Radiology / Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries and Thor Bjarnason from UBC Okanagan as they co-authored a study on using quantitative T2 (qT2) MRI to characterize three different types of brain tumours. In this preliminary case study, the water microenvironments of glioblastoma, […]

UBCO research lab awarded grants to pursue critical medical imaging research

UBCO research lab awarded grants to pursue critical medical imaging research

Professor Jesse Tanguay’s research laboratory was recently awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant to pursue their research on “Medical imaging applications of next-generation spectroscopic x-ray detectors". In collaboration with medical physicists at the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the Southern Interior and Interior Health, Dr. Tanguay and his students will use the NSERC funding to investigate new […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Blair Spearman

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Friday, October 6, 2017, in memory of Dr. Blair Spearman, Professor of Mathematics in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, who passed away on October 1, 2017. Dr. Spearman earned a PhD in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. After working for the […]

Brachytherapy Expertise Recognized in Faculty Role at 2017 AAPM Summer School

Brachytherapy Expertise Recognized in Faculty Role at 2017 AAPM Summer School

Every year, the American Association of Medical Physicists (AAPM) holds a professional development summer school for medical physicists. This year's theme was Clinical Brachytherapy Physics and was held June 10-14 in Portland, OR. UBCO's Dr. Deidre Batchelar was one of 20 faculty for the school. Dr. Batchelar led the creation of the HDR Prostate chapter for the course […]

Imaging Winter School

Imaging Winter School

Dr. Thor Bjarnason chaired the organizing committee for the eighth Canadian Organization of Medical Physicist’s Winter School, which took place last winter, February 2-5, 2017, in Montebello, Quebec. Attendees came from across Canada and the world, including medical physicists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, administrators, technologists, and government representatives and regulators. Topics included radiation safety for staff […]

Three UBC Okanagan students capture Killam Doctoral scholarships

A trio of UBC Okanagan researchers have each been awarded the UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship, marking the first time in three years any nominee from UBC’s Okanagan campus has captured the most prestigious award available to graduate students.

Juanita Crook receives Ulrich Henschke Award

Juanita Crook, a radiation oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency and key research collaborator with the Brachytherapy Innovation Team has been awarded the Ulrich Henschke Award by the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS). The Ulrich Henschke Award is the highest honor that the ABS can bestow on a practitioner of brachytherapy, awarded for contributions to the […]