The goal of the Medical Physics research group is to develop novel and impactful research to improve radiotherapy patient outcomes. This work is undertaken within the cancer therapy centres at Liverpool and Macarthur and other collaborating centres.
Led by Associate Professor Holloway, our group is a national pioneer of radiotherapy data mining research and use of MRI in radiotherapy. Our data mining work is developing clinical practice based evidence to support clinical decision making in radiation oncology. This work established through collaboration with the MAASTRO clinic, The Netherlands, has resulted in an emerging national network (Australian Computer Assisted Theragnostics; AusCAT). Research into the use of MRI for radiotherapy is another major focus including the Australian MRI-linac program. This work is exploring the technology development and potential clinical application of using MRI for radiotherapy. Our team is also exploring a number of clinical applications including improving radiotherapy planning and delivery uncertainties. A better understanding of the impact of uncertainties for specific radiotherapy techniques and clinical sites will provide guidelines on the choice of appropriate advanced technique for individual patients. This would improve tumour control and cancer survival, whilst reducing normal tissue toxicities.
We are a multidisciplinary team providing a strong collaborative environment for our students, postdocs and clinical conjoints.