Medical Physics

Unit 5

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 […]

A 3D polymer gel dosimeter that has been irradiated with intersection radiation beams. The un-irradiated gel is clear while the irradiated gel is white (opacity increasing with amount of radiation dose). The resultant map of dose deposited in the gel, acquired via imaging using x-ray computed tomography, is shown here in colour (red = high dose; to blue = low dose).

UBC Okanagan collaborates with UVic and Carleton on new research paper

Two medical physics faculty at UBC's Okanagan campus, Michelle Hilts and Andrew Jirasek, and a medical physics PhD student from the University of Victoria, Evan Maynard, have recently published  a study in Medical Physics which investigates the overall reproducibility and accuracy of an x-ray CT polymer gel dosimetry system. Polymer gel dosimetry exploits the radiation […]