RBWH Journal Club 2015

In September 2015 I began organising a monthly journal club meeting within the Radiation Oncology Medical Physics group at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Meetings involved a round-table discussion of the papers distributed a couple of weeks in advance. The papers discussed in 2015 are listed here, for reference.

Month Papers
1) Cranmer-Sargison et al. – Medical linear accelerator mounted mini-beam collimator design, fabrication and dosimetric characterization.
2) Pollock, Keall, Keall – Breathing guidance in radiation oncology and radiology: A systematic review of patient and healthy volunteer studies.
3) Stojadinovic et al. – Breaking bad IMRT QA practice.
1) Bridge et al. – Practice patterns of radiation therapy technology in Australia: results of a national audit.
2) Chen et al. – Attenuation efficiency of XS-ray and comparison to gamma ray and neutrons in composite metal foams.
3) Xu et al. – A practical cone-beam CT scatter correction method with optimized Monte Carlo simulations for image-guided radiation therapy.
1) Eckhause et al. – Automating linear accelerator quality assurance.
2) Kumar et al. – Breakdown of Bragg Gray behaviour for low-density detectors under electronic disequilibrium conditions in small megavoltage photon fields.
3) Sugano et al. – Optimization of the fractionated irradiation scheme considering physical doses to tumor and organ at risk based on dose-volume histograms.
1) Butler et al. – High spatial resolution dosimetric response maps for radiotherapy ionization chambers measured using kilovoltage radiation.
2) Curto et al. – Microwave ablation at 915 MHz vs 2.45 GHz: a theoretical and experimental investigation.
3) Yamamoto et al. – Luminescence imaging of water during proton-beam irradiation for range estimation.
1) Biggs et al. – Spline modelling electron insert factors using routine measurements.
2) Moliner et al. – Virtual bolus for total body irradiation treated with helical tomotherapy.
3) Richardson et al. – Risk of cancer from occupational exposure to ionising radiation: retrospective cohort study of workers in France, the UK, and the US.
4) Tol et al. – Can knowledge based DVH predictions be used for automated, individualised quality assurance of radiotherapy treatment plans.

Future year’s lists will be shared in the same manner.