Associate Professor Susanna Guatelli, from the School of Physics at the University of Wollongong, Leader of the Monte Carlo Theme at the Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, is coordinating a large scientific project, based at the European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland, which sees the contribution of 36 researchers working in 26 research institutes/universities worldwide. CMRP Postdoctoral Fellows David Bolst, Dousatsu Sakata and Dean Cutajar contribute to the project.
The team has developed a benchmarking computing platform to quantify the accuracy of the Monte Carlo code Geant4 ( www.geant4.org) for medical physics applications. Geant4 is the most used Monte Carlo code in the world describing particle interactions with matter. In medical physics, it is widely used to verify clinical Treatment Planning Systems and to develop technology associated with radiotherapy, imaging and nuclear medicine. The benchmarking computing platform has been developed and running.
The Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, UOW, is leading this project internationally.