Monte Carlo Workshop for Radiotherapy, Imaging and Radiation Protection

Susanna Guatelli
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      Registration - Building 32.G01, UOW Main Campus, Wollongong
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      Speaker: Susanna Guatelli
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      Welcome speech by the Dean of UOW Engineering and Information Sciences

      Speech by Prof. Valerie Linton

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

      Monte Carlo for dosimetry

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