In April, more than 80 national and international researchers and hospital-based medical physicists visited Wollongong to participate in the 3rd Geant4 School and Monte Carlo Workshop for Radiotherapy, Imaging and Radiation Protection.

The event, organised by Dr Susanna Guatelli, Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, focused on the use and improvement of Monte Carlo simulation software tools for medical physics applications, such as the verification and improvement of clinical radiotherapy treatments and development of novel  technology associated with that. The event provides fertile ground for ideas exchange and possible opportunities for international collaboration. The event clearly demonstrates that the CMRP is becoming a leading international centre for Monte Carlo-based studies for medical physics

According to Dr Guatelli, there was an increase of about 30 per cent in the total number of participants compared to the previous event (held in 2013), with international participation increasing from 15 per cent to around 35 per cent. 

The event is organised by Dr Susanna Guatelli and Dr Dean Cutajar, with the support of Distinguished Professor Anatoly Rosenfeld, Professor Peter Metcalfe and Associate Professor Michael Lerch, CMRP.