Registration is now open for the MATLAB Computational Methods for Radiation Oncology workshop.
This is an open free event for medical physicists, radiation oncologists and ACPSEM members interested in computational analysis and image processing. Limited spots available so register fast!
Details are as follows:
July 5th 9am- 5pm at Princess Alexandra hospital.
Introduction to MATLAB
Learn how to use MATLAB to import, analyse and visualise medical data. Here we will demonstrate the scripting, automation, app development and publishing capabilities of MATLAB. This session will help familiarise yourself with MATLAB as a technical computing tool.
Diagnostic Image Processing
In this session, learn how MATLAB can be used to easily read and process medical images. A special focus of this presentation will be on the use of interactive Apps, enabling you to perform your analysis without having to write any code.Topics discussed will include DICOM file support, image enhancement, and image segmentation. Images of phantoms implanted with fiducial markers will be used as an example.
This session will explore other useful applications of MATLAB in Medical Physics. Topics may include mathematical modelling and image registration for radiation dosimetry, deep learning for image segmentation, and application deployment.
Hands-on MATLAB Workshop (part 1)
In part 1 of this hands-on MATLAB workshop you will learn to use data importing, analysis, and visualisation tools with medical data.
Hands-on MATLAB Workshop (part 2)
In part 2 of this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to work with DICOM files and apply image processing techniques to medical images.
PRIMPS 28 is coming on 28th June at a soon to be confirmed venue at Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Please vote for whether you would like to bus from Brisbane to SCUH or take alternate transportation.
PRIMPS 27 was held on Friday, 29th March 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Education Centre in The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital campus.
The event focused on applications of MRI in diagnostic imaging and in radiation oncology.
PRIMPS 27 – Presentations The talks can be viewed below:
Open Forum – AI and Machine Learning An Open Forum was held after the talks to discuss the state of AI and machine learning in healthcare and how ACPSEM members can respond to this growing area.
Chris Noble led the discussions and highlighted some of the key issues raised by the use of AI and machine learning software, namely: – How will AI be used in Medical Physics? – Who is liable for the outcomes? – Who has responsibility? – How should ACPSEM members interact with Software as A Medical Device (SaMD)? – Do we have sufficient expertise?
The general opinion was that ACPSEM members should position themselves in such a way that they are able to assess and verify the outcomes (e.g. diagnosis, treatment plans) that the software produces. Identifying the usefulness of apps, managing risks of adopting the software and being a part of the procurement process were also discussed.
More opportunities for professional development targeted specifically at this fast growing field are required.
Let’s all meet up for a social event and challenge each other to a game of lawn bowls. The cost to play is only $8 for 2 hours of bowls. All members and Medical Physics students are welcome. This will be the first social event for 2019. RSVP on the FB page or to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd March (no RSVP= no entry).
Welcome to 2019 with ACPSEMQ (i.e. Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine QLD). After a successful PRIMPs event and annual branch meeting at the end of 2018, the new committee is listed below:
General Committee Members 2019:
Branch Chair: Michael Bernardo
Branch Vice-Chair: Nancy Yu
Records: Emma Spelleken
Finance: Luke Webb
General Member: Emma Whittle
General Member: Kirstie Caravani
General Member: Christopher Noble
Different events during the year will be as follows:
– social events – PRIMPS; progress and research in medical physics series – annual symposium – winter and summer school
We will also keep you updated on any other information you may need throughout the year. ACPSEMQ has a new facebook page, so please like for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/ACPSEMQ/
The first PRIMPS is currently set for a tentative date of 29 March.