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Dr Paul Liu Awarded Sydney Vital Travel Award

Dr Liu (second from left), with his research group at the AAPM Conference

Sydney Vital member, Dr Paul Liu, was awarded a Sydney Vital travel grant in July 2019 to attend the annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Held in San Antonio, Texas, the AAPM is the largest medical physics meeting in the world.

At the conference, Dr Liu gave talks representing his research group ACRF Image X Institute, The University of Sydney and Sydney Vital. Dr Liu presented an invited talk which was an overview of his work on the NanoX system, a low-cost radiotherapy system. Dr Liu presented his research project “Fixed-beam radiotherapy systems for more cost-effective treatment” as one of five talks in the AAPM session titled ‘Efficiency/throughput RT for Low Resource Settings’. The session provided an ideal platform to showcase Dr Liu’s project to an international audience as this was a targeted session presented to an audience that were specifically interested in this area.

Following his presentation, Dr Liu’s work was selected to feature in a video interview for Imaging Technology News. The interview was published on the website’s social media platforms, further increasing the reach of Dr Liu’s project.  Dr Liu also attended many talks on machine learning whilst at the AAPM conference, “it was interesting to see how machine learning is being integrated into all areas of medical physics and these talks show how this is the direction the entire field is moving”, Dr Liu comments.

Sydney Vital would like to congratulate Dr Liu for presenting at the AAPM annual meeting and encourage him to continue his outstanding research.

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