Monte Carlo Workshop for Radiotherapy, Imaging and Radiation Protection

Susanna Guatelli
    • 8:00 AM 8:50 AM
      Registration - Building 32.G01, UOW Main Campus, Wollongong 50m
    • 8:50 AM 9:00 AM
      Introduction 10m
      Speaker: Susanna Guatelli
    • 9:00 AM 9:15 AM
      Welcome speech by the Dean of UOW Engineering and Information Sciences 15m

      Speech by Prof. Valerie Linton

      Speaker: Prof. Valerie Linton (University of Wollongong)
    • 9:15 AM 9:45 AM
      The Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, Wollongong University 30m
      Speaker: Anatoly Rozenfeld (University of Wollongong)
    • 9:45 AM 10:45 AM
      Session I: Radiobiology
      Conveners: David Bolst, Jeremy Brown
      • 9:45 AM
        Geant4-DNA: recent developments 30m
        Speaker: Sebastien Incerti (CNRS/IN2P3)
      • 10:15 AM
        Geant4-DNA: Development of low energy cross sections for water and gold 30m
        Speaker: Ioanna Kyriakou (Ioannina University)
    • 10:45 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 15m
    • 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Session I: Radiobiology
      • 11:00 AM
        Evaluation of ionizing radiation induced early DNA damage on a cell nucleus by integrated track structure Monte Carlo simulations using Geant4-DNA 30m
        Speaker: Dousatsu Sakata (NIRS, Japan)
      • 11:30 AM
        Mechanistic modelling of biological responses to radiation-induced damage 30m
        Speaker: Stephen McMahon (Queen's University Belfast)
      • 12:00 PM
        Microdosimetry with Geant4 for Quality Factor Estimates 30m
        Speaker: Ioanna Kyriakou (Ioannina University)
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch break 1h
    • 1:30 PM 2:40 PM
      Session II: GPU applications
      Conveners: Ioanna Kyriakou (Ioannina University), Sebastien Incerti (CNRS/IN2P3)
      • 1:30 PM
        Quantitative estimation of biological effects after irradiation by MPEXS-DNA 40m
        Speaker: Shogo Okada
      • 2:10 PM
        GPU acceleration of Monte Carlo dose calculation for proton therapy 30m
        Speaker: Ye Chen (KEK, Japan)
    • 2:40 PM 3:40 PM
      Session III: Microdosimetry
      Conveners: Ioanna Kyriakou (Ioannina University), Sebastien Incerti (CNRS/IN2P3)
      • 2:40 PM
        Validation of Geant4 for microdosimetry applications 30m
        Speaker: David Bolst (Wollongong University)
      • 3:10 PM
        Geant4 simulations for microdosimetry in BNCT 30m
        Speaker: James Vohradsky (University of Wollongong)
    • 3:40 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 4:00 PM 5:30 PM
      Session III: Microdosimetry
      • 4:00 PM
        Geant4 simulations for microdosimetry in Fast Neutron Therapy 30m
        Speaker: James Vorahdsky (Wollongong University)
      • 4:30 PM
        Evaluation of novel organic materials for microdosimetry 30m
        Speaker: Matthew Large (Wollongong University)
      • 5:00 PM
        Geant4-based microdosimetry for astronauts' radiation protection 30m
        Speaker: Stefania Peracchi (Wollongong University)
    • 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
      Social Dinner, Harbour Front, Wollongong 3h
    • 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
      Session IV: Physics developments
      Conveners: Dousatsu Sakata (NIRS), Susanna Guatelli
      • 9:30 AM
        Low-energy Auger and conversion electron spectroscopy of medical isotopes 30m
        Speaker: Bryan Tee (Australian National University)
      • 10:00 AM
        X-ray fluorescence with ANSTO libraries 30m
        Speaker: Samer Bakr (Wollongong University)
    • 10:30 AM 10:50 AM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 10:50 AM 11:50 AM
      Session IV: Physics developments
      • 10:50 AM
        NS_Radlist – a new atomic radiation data base for basic science and applications 30m
        Speaker: Tibor Kibedi (Australian National University)
      • 11:20 AM
        Improved total reaction cross section models for Geant4 30m
        Speaker: Edward Simpson (Australian National University)
    • 11:50 AM 12:35 PM
      Session V: Benchmarking of Monte Carlo codes
      Conveners: Dousatsu Sakata, Sebastien Incerti (CNRS/IN2P3)
      • 11:50 AM
        G4-Med: a benchmarking system for Geant4 in medical physics 15m
        Speaker: Susanna Guatelli
      • 12:05 PM
        Validation of the Geant4 radioactive decay and emission of Auger electrons 30m
        Speaker: Samer Bakr (Wollongong University)
    • 12:35 PM 1:25 PM
      Lunch break 50m
    • 1:25 PM 3:15 PM
      Session VI: Monte Carlo for dosimetry

      Monte Carlo for dosimetry

      Conveners: Brad Oborn, Dean Cutajar
      • 1:25 PM
        Geant4 studies for brachytherapy Quality Assurance 30m
        Speaker: Dean Cutajar (Wollongong University)
      • 1:55 PM
        Geant4 studies for protontherapy Quality Assurance 30m
        Speaker: Brad Oborn (Wollongong University)
      • 2:25 PM
        Monte-Carlo calculations of kQ at the Australian Primary Standards Dosimetry Laboratory 30m
        Speaker: Max Hanlon (ARPANSA)
      • 2:55 PM
        Adaptation of ICRP 110 Geant4 Human Phantom for Molecular Radiation Therapy Dosimetry 20m
        Speaker: Muhammad Salman
    • 3:15 PM 3:35 PM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 3:35 PM 5:35 PM
      Session VII: Nuclear applications, space science, astronomy
      Conveners: Edward Simpson (ANU), Jeremy Brown
      • 3:35 PM
        Geant4 Development and Applications in Nuclear Well Logging 30m
        Speaker: Qiong Zhang (University of Electronic Science and Technology)
      • 4:05 PM
        A Geant4 simulation of cosmogenic radionuclide production in sodium iodide for the SABRE dark matter experiment 30m
        Speaker: Yi Yi Zhong (Australian National University)
      • 4:35 PM
        Evaluating the lineal energy and secondary particle yields in a FinFET structure 30m
        Speaker: Rick Chiang
      • 5:05 PM
        Simulating Betavoltaic Cells for Cubesat Space Applications 30m
        Speaker: Raymond Zhou (University of New South Wales)
    • 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
      Pub: The Illawarra Brewery, Eastern Terrace, Win Entertainment Centre, Crown St & Harbour St 3h
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Session VIII: Imaging
      Conveners: Alessandra Malaroda, Stephen McMahon
      • 9:00 AM
        In-Silico Optimisation of Tileable SiPM Based Monolithic Scintillator Detectors for SPECT Applications 30m
        Speaker: Jeremy Brown
      • 9:30 AM
        Risk of radiation-induced breast cancer in phase-contrast mammography 30m
        Speaker: Vincent Beaudox (Bordeaux University)
      • 10:00 AM
        Towards Actively Collimated Multi-tracer Imaging (ACMI): A MR compatible active collimation element for high performance simultaneous PET/SPECT imaging at the human scale 30m
        Speaker: Jeremy Brown
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 12:40 PM
      Session VIII: Imaging
      • 11:00 AM
        NEMA-NU 2-2012 Validation of a Geant4 Model of a Whole-Body Prototype PET Scanner with Four-Layer Depth-of-Interaction Detectors 30m
        Speaker: Abdella Ahmed (ANSTO)
      • 11:30 AM
        Monte Carlo simulations for in-vivo PET in Heavy Ion Therapy 30m
        Speaker: Andrew Chacon (University of Wollongong)
      • 12:00 PM
        Geant4 study for dose reconstruction in hadron therapy using in-vivo PET 30m
        Speaker: Harley Rutherford (Wollongong University)
      • 12:30 PM
        Final remarks 10m
        Speaker: Susanna Guatelli
    • 12:40 PM 1:40 PM
      Light lunch provided 1h