Medical Physics

Unit 5

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 […]

UBC Okanagan's Medical Physics Program gains CAMPEP accreditation

UBC Okanagan's Medical Physics Program gains CAMPEP accreditation

The UBC Okanagan Graduate Program in Medical Physics has recently gained accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). CAMPEP is an international accreditation body that works to ensure a high quality of standard in medical physics education programs from the perspective of both ensuring a comprehensive teaching curriculum and […]