Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine

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List of Papers (Total 82)

Modeling scattered radiation from multi-leaf collimators (MLCs) to improve calculation accuracy of in-air output ratio

This study aims to model an extra-focal source for the scattered radiation from multi-leaf collimators (MLCs), namely an MLC scatter source, and to correct in-air output ratio (Sc) calculated using the conventional dual source model (DSM) to achieve better accuracy of point dose calculation. To develop the MLC scatter source, a 6 MV photon beam from a Varian Clinac® iX linear...

Commissioning and performance characteristics of a pre-clinical image-guided radiotherapy system

Characteristics of a small-animal radiotherapy device, the X-RAD SmART, are described following commissioning of the device for pre-clinical radiotherapy research. Performance characteristics were assessed using published standards and compared with previous results published for similar systems. Operational radiation safety was established. Device X-ray beam quality and output...

Improved accuracy of mandible geometry reconstruction at the stage of data processing and modeling

The article presents a comparative study of influence of the Lanczos resampling filter on improving the accuracy of reconstruction of mandible geometries. The research was performed on eight different patients. Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine data were obtained on the Siemens Somatom Sensation Open 40 scanner. At the stage of reconstruction, the same parameters...

The effect of work system on the hand exposure of workers in 18F-FDG production centres

The production of the 18F isotope—the marker of deoxyglucose (18F-FDG)—the radiopharmaceutical most commonly used in the oncological diagnostic technique of positron emission tomography, requires a cyclotron device. At present, there are nine facilities working in Poland that are equipped with cyclotrons used for producing the short-lived isotopes. The aim of the paper is to...

System for automatic heart rate calculation in epileptic seizures

This article presents a comprehensive system for automatic heart rate (HR) detection. The system is robust and resistant to disturbances (noise, interferences, artifacts) occurring mainly during epileptic seizures. ECG signal filtration (IIR) and normalization due to skewness and standard deviation were used as preprocessing steps. A key element of the system is a reference QRS...