Radiation Oncology Medical Physics is a specialist area in the science of cancer treatment using radiation. Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists develop, implement and monitor procedures which allow the safe delivery of radiation to patients undergoing radiotherapy.
Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists liaise with Radiation Oncologists, Radiation Therapists and other allied health professionals to drive, implement and maintain the sophisticated technologies used at NSCC.
Research and Education are important aspects of modern cancer care. At the NSCC, the Radiation Oncology Medical Physics team has a research focus to utilise modern imaging and radiation delivery techniques to improve the accuracy of patient treatment. This focus is aimed at providing safe delivery of the high doses of radiation required to provide optimum care for patients.
The NSCC Radiation Oncology team is a world leader in utilising MLC tracking for the treatment of prostate cancer and lung cancer. The team members participate in a large number of clinical trials using state of the art technologies to treat patients, such as, SBRT, 4DCT, IGRT and VMAT. The team has research partnership locally with the Universities of Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle; internationally with Aarhus University Hospital, University of Michigan and Brigham’s and Women’s Hospital; and also a commercial collaboration with Varian Medical Systems.
The Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist uses scientific research and technical expertise to help improve the quality and safe delivery of radiation used for cancer treatment.