OMPI Student and co-author win the AAPM Best Paper Award

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Congratulations to Bryan Muir, a PhD candidate of OMPI. One of Bryan's recent papers on the calculation of kQ factors for TG-51 has won the AAPM's 2011 Farrington-Daniels Award for the best Radiation Dosimetry paper published in Medical Physics in 2010. Here is the link to the award winning paper: Monte Carlo calculations of kQ, the beam quality conversion factor, Medical Physics 37 (2010) 5939-5950. This represents the 9-th time Ottawa physicists have won this award in the 37 times it has been awarded since starting in 1975.

This represents the 9-th time Ottawa physicists have won this award in the 37 times it has been awarded since starting in 1975.  Ex-members of OMPI have won it one other time. 

1975

Sherman, Lokan, Hutcheon, Funk, Brown and  Brown      
Bremsstrahlung radiators and beam filters for 25-MeV cancer therapy 

1985

Rawlinson, Bielajew, Munro and Galbraith
Theoretical and experimental investigation of dose enhancement  due to charge storage in electron-irradiated phantoms 

1991   

Faddegon, Ross and Rogers      
Forward-directed bremsstrahlung of 10- to 30-MeV electrons incident on thick targets of Al and Pb 

1999

Rogers    
A new  approach to electron beam reference dosimetry 

2001   

Kawrakow     
Accurate condensed history Monte Carlo simulation of   electron transport. I. EGSnrc, the new EGS4 version 

2003   

Sheikh-Bagheri and Rogers      
Sensitivity of megavoltage photon beam Monte Carlo simulations to electron beam and other parameters 

2007    

La Russa and Rogers      
An EGSnrc investigation of the PTP correction factor for ion chambers in kilovoltage x-rays 

2010   

Bouchard, Seuntjens, Carrier and Kawrakow      
Ionization chamber gradient effects in nonstandard beam configurations 

2011   

Muir and Rogers  
Monte Carlo calculations of kQ, the beam quality conversion factor 

Ex-member of OMPI (Seuntjens)

2005   

Bouchard and Seuntjens      
Ionization chamber-based reference dosimetry of intensity modulated radiation beams