Monte Carlo Workshop for Radiotherapy, Imaging and Radiation Protection

Susanna Guatelli
    • 08:00 08:50
      Registration 50m
    • 08:50 09:00
      Introduction 10m
      Speaker: Susanna Guatelli
    • 09:00 09:30
      The Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, Wollongong University 30m
      Speaker: Anatoly Rozenfeld (University of Wollongong)
    • 09:30 10:30
      Session I: Radiobiology
      • 09:30
        Geant4-DNA: recent developments 30m
        Speaker: Sebastien Incerti (CNRS/IN2P3)
      • 10:00
        Geant4-DNA: Development of low energy cross sections for water and gold 30m
        Speaker: Ioanna Kyriakou (Ioannina University)
    • 10:30 10:50
      Coffee break 20m
    • 10:50 12:40
      Session I: Radiobiology
      • 10:50
        Evaluation of ionizing radiation induced early DNA damage on a cell nucleus by integrated track structure Monte Carlo simulations using Geant4-DNA 30m
        Speaker: Dosatsu Sakata (University of Tsukuba (JP))
      • 11:20
        Mechanistic modelling of biological responses to radiation-induced damage 30m
        Speaker: Stephen McMahon (Queen's University Belfast)
      • 11:50
        Microdosimetry with Geant4 for Quality Factor Estimates 30m
        Speaker: Ioanna Kyriakou (Ioannina University)
      • 12:20
        Advances in modelling gold nanoparticle radio-sensitisation using new Geant4-DNA physics models 20m
        Speaker: Susanna Guatelli
    • 12:40 13:20
      Lunch break 40m
    • 13:20 14:30
      Session II: GPU applications
      • 13:20
        Quantitative estimation of biological effects after irradiation by MPEXS-DNA 40m
        Speaker: Shogo Okada
      • 14:00
        GPU acceleration of Monte Carlo dose calculation for proton therapy 30m
        Speaker: Ye Chen (KEK, Japan)
    • 14:30 15:30
      Session III: Microdosimetry
      • 14:30
        Validation of Geant4 for microdosimetry applications 30m
        Speaker: David Bolst (Wollongong University)
      • 15:00
        Geant4 simulations for microdosimetry in BNCT 30m
        Speaker: James Vohradsky (University of Wollongong)
    • 15:30 15:50
      Coffee break 20m
    • 15:50 17:50
      Session III: Microdosimetry
      • 15:50
        New methods for the Linear Energy Transfer (LET) and Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE) calculation by using Geant4 Monte Carlo code 30m
        Speaker: Giada Petringa (LNS, INFN)
      • 16:20
        Geant4 simulations for microdosimetry in Fast Neutron Therapy 30m
        Speaker: James Vorahdsky (Wollongong University)
      • 16:50
        Evaluation of novel organic materials for microdosimetry 30m
        Speaker: Matthew Large (Wollongong University)
      • 17:20
        Geant4-based microdosimetry for astronauts' radiation protection 30m
        Speaker: Stefania Peracchi (Wollongong University)
    • 09:10 10:40
      Session IV: Physics developments
      • 09:20
        Low-energy Auger and conversion electron spectroscopy of medical isotopes 30m
        Speaker: Bryan Tee (Australian National University)
      • 09:50
        X-ray fluorescence with ANSTO libraries 20m
        Speaker: Samer Bakr (Wollongong University)
      • 10:10
        Improved total reaction cross section models for Geant4 30m
        Speaker: Edward Simpson (Australian National University)
    • 10:40 11:00
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:00 12:00
      Session V: Benchmarking of Monte Carlo codes
      • 11:00
        G4-Med: a benchmarking system for Geant4 in medical physics 30m
        Speaker: Susanna Guatelli
      • 11:30
        Validation of the Geant4 radioactive decay and emission of Auger electrons 30m
        Speaker: Samer Bakr (Wollongong University)
    • 12:00 12:30
      Session IV: Physics developments
      • 12:00
        TBA 30m
        Speaker: Tibor Kibedi (Australian National University)
    • 12:30 13:10
      Lunch break 40m
    • 13:10 15:40
      Session VI: Monte Carlo for dosimetry

      Monte Carlo for dosimetry

      • 13:10
        Geant4 studies for brachytherapy Quality Assurance 30m
        Speaker: Dean Cutajar (Wollongong University)
      • 13:40
        Geant4 studies for protontherapy Quality Assurance 30m
        Speaker: Brad Oborn (Wollongong University)
      • 14:10
        TBA 30m
        Speaker: Sam Blake (Sydney University)
      • 14:40
        Monte-Carlo calculations of kQ at the Australian Primary Standards Dosimetry Laboratory 30m
        Speaker: Max Hanlon (ARPANSA)
      • 15:10
        Adaptation of ICRP 110 Geant4 Human Phantom for Molecular Radiation Therapy Dosimetry 20m
        Speaker: Muhammad Salman
    • 15:40 16:00
      Coffee break 20m
    • 16:00 18:00
      Session VII: Nuclear applications, space science, astronomy
      • 16:00
        Geant4 Development and Applications in Nuclear Well Logging 30m
        Speaker: Qiong Zhang (University of Electronic Science and Technology)
      • 16:30
        A Geant4 simulation of cosmogenic radionuclide production in sodium iodide for the SABRE dark matter experiment 30m
        Speaker: Yi Yi Zhong (Australian National University)
      • 17:00
        Evaluating the lineal energy and secondary particle yields in a FinFET structure 30m
        Speaker: Rick Chiang
      • 17:30
        Simulating Betavoltaic Cells for Cubesat Space Applications 30m
        Speaker: Raymond Zhou (University of New South Wales)
    • 09:00 10:30
      Session VIII: Imaging
      • 09:00
        In-Silico Optimisation of Tileable SiPM Based Monolithic Scintillator Detectors for SPECT Applications 30m
        Speaker: Jeremy Brown
      • 09:30
        Risk of radiation-induced breast cancer in phase-contrast mammography 30m
        Speaker: Vincent Beaudox (Bordeaux University)
      • 10:00
        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 10:50
      Coffee break 20m
    • 10:50 12:30
      Session VIII: Imaging
      • 11:00
        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
        Monte Carlo simulations for in-vivo PET in Heavy Ion Therapy 30m
        Speaker: Andrew Chacon (University of Wollongong)
      • 12:00
        Geant4 study for dose reconstruction in hadron therapy using in-vivo PET 30m
        Speaker: Harley Rutherford (Wollongong University)
    • 12:30 12:40
      Final remarks 10m
      Speaker: Susanna Guatelli
    • 12:40 13:40
      Lunch break 1h