Medical Physics Department Seminar @ Oncology Seminar Room
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Talk by

Nick Calvert,
Senior Research Scientist,
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

Title & Abstract:

The use of 3D Printed phantoms for improving the accuracy of Molecular Radiotherapy Dosimetry
Performing patient-specific dosimetry in molecular radiotherapy (MRT) requires accurate activity quantification. Activity is typically derived from SPECT images, acquired at different time points, by converting the image counts using a calibration factor. This calibration factor has previously been calculated by scanning a spherical insert filled with a known activity distribution. Recent work by our group has shown that the calibration factor varies with size and shape of the insert, due to partial volume effects, rendering a single calibration factor insufficient for accurate activity quantification. The use of 3D printing for MRT has been accelerating as the equipment becomes more accessible and affordable. Our group uses 3D printing to manufacture a range of fillable phantoms, ranging from standard geometric shapes, e.g. spheres and ellipsoids, to patient-specific organs and lesions generated from CT scans. I will present how these phantoms were developed and how we use them to investigate how calibration factors vary with shape and size, and the effects this has on the dosimetry. I will finish by showing how we are building up a 3D printed ‘tumour library’ consisting of standard ellipsoids and patient tumours taken from CT images, and how these inserts have been used to measure the accuracy of voxel-based dosimetry and optimise the use of partial volume correction algorithms to improve SPECT image quantification and MRT dosimetry.

Extraordinary Potential, MRI Guided Radiotherapy Seminar by Nick Calvert
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


“To the growing use of MRI in radiotherapy for diagnosis, planning and post treatment analysis is now being added the possibility to deliver personalised and adaptive treatment with the Elekta Unity MR Linac. After 15 years of research & development Elekta is now working with a growing international Consortium of leading Radiotherapy centres addressing the challenges and exploring clinical possibilities. The presentation will cover background, current status, clinical rationale, design of the Elekta Unity MR Linac, imaging & workflow and the on-going work streams with Consortium centres”.



Medical Physics Seminar @ Oncology Seminar Room
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Talk by Eirini Velliou

Senior Lecturer, Head of Bioprocess and Biochemical Engineering Group

University of Surrey

Medical Physics Seminar – November 2018 @ Oncology Seminar Room
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Dr Lucy Warren :  Changes in Breast Density

Dr Alistair Mackenzie:  Comparison of Lesion Detection using 2D, DBT and synthetic mammography

NCCPM, Medical Physics Department


IoP Medical Physics Group meeting @ NPL, Teddington, UK
Dec 10 all-day

Up and Coming Techniques in Medical Physics Translated into Clinical Practice

The IOP’s Medical Physics Group welcomes you to its 6th annual scientific and networking meeting, which aims to bring together people from all areas of Medical Physics and discuss potential collaborations. Our speakers will discuss the translation of new innovative development in Medical Physics into clinical practice and the processes involved in bringing new technology into clinical use.

This year, the meeting will be held at the UK’s National Metrology Institute, with an exciting afternoon consisting of a series of lab tours with research scientists in the fields of ultrasound, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. The day will be filled with opportunities to network and exchange ideas between participants.

Click here for the details of the event

Medical Physics Seminar @ Oncology Seminar Room
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“Use of ImageJ in a typical medical physics department”

Gregory James

Clinical Scientist (Nuclear Medicine)

Department of Physics and Nuclear Medicine

City Hospital, Birmingham


Medical Physics Seminar @ Oncology Seminar Room
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Titles :

Using Transfer Learning for a Deep Learning Model Observer in Mammography   – Will Murphy

Using Deep Learning to Detect Oesophageal Lesions in PET-CT – Ian Ackerley

Researchers at CVSSP (Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing) University of Surrey


Medical Physics Department Seminar @ Oncology Seminar Room
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm