Physical sciences research

Medical physicists play a key role in underpinning the planning and delivery of radiation therapy treatments at our sites in Melbourne, Bendigo, Box Hill, Sunshine, and Moorabbin. We collaborate extensively with laboratory researchers, imaging scientists and cancer surgeons to enhance the delivery of brachytherapy

A major strength of our physical sciences research program is the ability of our medical physicists and biomedical engineers to turn ideas into evidence based clinical practice. This has led to many successful innovations such as a computer controlled rotating turntable for whole body electron treatments, a novel monitor unit calculation program, credentialing tools for clinical trials and the development of an infra-red motion detection system to monitor movement of paediatric patients. 

Physical sciences research focus 

  • Improving the accuracy of radiation therapy in planning and delivery, and ensuring equipment complies with prescribed dosages
  • Conducting compliance testing, refining, and improving image quality in diagnostic imaging equipment such as planar X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scanners and fluoroscopy
  • Developing methods to utilise modern imaging techniques to improve accuracy of radiation delivery
  • Developing tools to support clinical trials to assess the utility of modern radiation oncology technology
  • Improving the surveying and monitoring of radiation protection and electromedical equipment

Physical sciences research projects 



Professor Tomas Kron - Director of Physical Sciences 

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