Conference Presentations

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  1. S. B. Crowe, Z. Pross, S. Nilsson, T. Kairn, C. M. Lancaster, “Monte Carlo derived correction for a non-water-equivalent brachytherapy applicator material”, Australasian Brachytherapy Group Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, 2019
  2. T. Kairn, “The pros, cons, implications and future exploration needed in novel patient rotation systems for radiation therapy”, MRI in RT, Wollongong, Australia, 2018
  3. J. Rijken, T. Kairn, S. Crowe, J. Trapp, “Optimal treatment planning conditions for SBRT of spinal and lung tumours”, Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018
  4. T. Kairn, “Suitability of vendor-recommended small field output factors in a post-TRS-483 world”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Adelaide, Australia, 2018
  5. T. Kairn, “No research time, no research staff, and a hundred published papers: the horrors and the fun of sharing clinical medical physics work via the scientific literature”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Adelaide, Australia, 2018
  6. T. Kairn, L. Yu, R. Wilks, C. Lancaster, S. B. Crowe, “In vivo measurements of skin dose from total skin electron therapy treatments”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Adelaide, Australia, 2018
  7. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, S. C. Peet, “Linac leakage dose received by patients treated using non-coplanar radiotherapy beams”, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018
  8. D. Binny, C. M. Lancaster, T. Kairn, J. V. Trapp, S. B. Crowe, “Radiotherapy quality assurance using statistical process control”, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018
  9. S. B. Crowe, E. Whittle, C. Jones, T. Kairn “Measurement of tissue-maximum ratio and percentage depth-dose profiles in small fields”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Adelaide, Australia, 2018
  10. S. B. Crowe, A. Dick, A. Livingstone, T. Kairn, S. R. Sylvander, “Observations made while commissioning a WOmed T300 superficial unit using ACPSEM working group recommendations”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Adelaide, Australia, 2018
  11. S. B. Crowe, S. Sylvander, T. Kairn, “Radiotherapy dose measurements using a fluorescing quinine solution”, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018
  12. L. Yu, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Retrospective audit of patient specific quality assurance results obtained using helical diode arrays”, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018
  13. C. Milewski, S. C. Peet, S. R. Sylvander, S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, “Optimising a radiotherapy optical surface monitoring system to account for the effects of patient skin contour and skin colour”, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018
  14. C. Milewski, R. Wilks, T. Kairn, S. Crowe, “The performance of metal artefact reduction algorithms, in comparison to megavoltage CT imaging“, Accuray Symposium, Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane, Australia, 2018
  15. E. Spelleken, S. B. Crowe, B. Sutherland, C. Challens, T. Kairn, “Evaluation of published film dosimetry techniques”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Hobart, Australia, 2017
  16. S. B. Crowe, S. R. Sylvander, T. Kairn, “Art and science: fluorescence dosimetry using household materials“, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Hobart, Australia, 2017
  17. C. Milewski, R. Wilks, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Evaluation of metal artefact reduction algorithms in radiotherapy treatments“, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Hobart, Australia, 2017
  18. T. L. S. Tang, A. Livingstone, D. Cassidy, S. B. Crowe, “Evaluating patient specific pre-treatment QA practices”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Hobart, Australia, 2017
  19. S. Zolfaghari, K. E. Francis, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Testing the performance of a ScanNCut cutting system for radiochromic film preparation“, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Hobart, Australia, 2017
  20. A. Yin, J. Dawes, S. R. Sylvander, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Interplay effect for IMRT treatments of breast cancer”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Hobart, Australia, 2017
  21. D. Binny, C. M. Lancaster, S. R. Sylvander, T. Kairn, J. V. Trapp, S. Crowe, “Efficiency of dose control system and quality assurance in Tomotherapy treatments”, International Conference on Medical Physics, Bangkok, Thailand, 2016
  22. A. Asena, S. T. Smith, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, K. Hosokawa, S. Sylvander, J. V. Trapp, “Measurement of radiation therapy beams in the vicinity of high density objects using optical gel dosimetry”, Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 2016
  23. A. Asena, S. T. Smith, T. Kairn, R. D. Franich, J. V. Trapp, “Reduction of artefacts caused by missing ray-sum data in optical-CT imaging of implants in gel dosimeters”, International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry, Galveston, Texas, Australia, 2016
  24. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Verification and validation of in-house film dosimetry code”, 18th International Conference on the use of Computers in Radiation Therapy, London, United Kingdom, 2016
  25. O. Dancewicz, S. R. Sylvander, T. S. Markwell, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, [presented by T. Kairn] “Radiological properties of 3D printed materials in kilovoltage and megavoltage photon beams”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Sydney, Australia, 2016
  26. S. B. Crowe, T. L. S. Tang, S. R. Sylvander, T. Kairn, “Measuring very small field output factors with a Roos chamber”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Sydney, Australia, 2016
  27. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, T. Markwell, “3D printing radiologically robust phantoms”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand, 2015
  28. T. Kairn, S. Harris, Z. Moutrie, S. B. Crowe, “Achievable dose gradients in spinal radiotherapy treatments delivered via Tomotherapy”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand, 2015
  29. E. Bezak, R. Suchowerska, E. Claridge Mackonis, A. Ralston, L. Greig, A.  Haworth, T. Kairn, N. Suchowerska, “Women in medical physics and biomedical engineering: the current status of female ACPSEM members in Australia and New Zealand”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand, 2015
  30. S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, “Women in medical physics: numbers in Australasia”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand, 2015
  31. S. B. Crowe, B. Sutherland, R. Wilks, V. Seshadri, S. Sylvander, T. Kairn, “On the selection of gamma criteria”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand, 2015
  32. S. B. Crowe, P. Charles, T. Ireland, B. Sutherland, N. Middlebrook, K. Biggerstaff, M. Irvine, S. Critchley, T. Markwell, T. Kairn, “Initiatives of the ACPSEM Queensland branch”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand, 2015
  33. B. Perrett, P. H. Charles, T. Markwell, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “3D printing of air slab caps for correction free small field dosimetry”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand, 2015
  34. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, T. Markwell, “Use of 3D printed materials as tissue-equivalent phantoms”, IUPESM 2015 World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, 2015
  35. T. Kairn, S. Ibrahim, E. Inness, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, “Suitability of diodes for point dose measurements in IMRT/VMAT beams”, IUPESM 2015 World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, 2015
  36. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, J. Mitchell, D. Schlect, J. V. Trapp, “Anatomical modelling of the pregnant radiotherapy patient”, IUPESM 2015 World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, 2015
  37. T. Kairn, J. Mitchell, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, “Interplay of MLC, gantry and respiratory motion during DCAT delivery”, IUPESM 2015 World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, 2015
  38. G. Cranmer-Sargison, P. H. Charles, T. Kairn, J. V. Trapp, D. I. Thwaites, “A systematic approach to standardising small field dosimetry in radiotherapy applications”, Canadian Association of Physics (CAP) Congress, Edmonton, 2015
  39. J. Anderson, T. Kairn, D. Papworth, D. Christie, S. Crowe, J. Frantzis, “An objective assessment of the complexity and dosimetric quality of intensity modulated radiation therapy and volumetric modulated arc therapy treatment plans or spinal and paraspinal lesions”, AIR, RANZCR & ACPSEM Combined Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 2014
  40. T. Kairn, S. Crowe, “Towards an accurate calculation of foetal dose from external beam radiotherapy: Anatomical modelling of the pregnant patient”, AIR, RANZCR & ACPSEM Combined Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 2014
  41. A. Asena, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, “Photon beam dose distributions for patients with implanted temporary tissue expanders”, International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry, Ystad, Sweden, 2014
  42. A. Asena, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, S. T. Smith, J. V. Trapp, “PAGAT gel dosimeters for dose distribution measurements in the vicinity of high-density implants: a preliminary study”, International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry, Ystad, Sweden, 2014
  43. S. T. Smith, K. -S. Masters, K. Hosokawa, J. Blinco, S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, J. V. Trapp, “A reduction of diffusion in PVA Fricke hydrogels”, International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry, Ystad, Sweden, 2014
  44. S. T. Smith, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, A. Asena, J. V. Trapp, “Characterisation of the half-field beam penumbra for a variety of blocking set-ups”, International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry, Ystad, Sweden, 2014
  45. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, “Prostate radiotherapy treatment plan quality: effects of hip prostheses”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Perth 2013
  46. T. Kairn, P. Charles, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, “The importance of accurate beam data measurement for SRT/SRS treatment planning”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Perth 2013
  47. T. Kairn, P. Charles, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, “Effects of small field output factors on IMRT optimisation and dose calculation”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Perth 2013
  48. P. Charles, G. Cranmer-Sargison, S. Crowe, T. Kairn, D. Thwaites, J. Trapp, “A practical and theoretical definition of ‘small field’”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Perth 2013
  49. P. Charles, G. Cranmer-Sargison, S. Crowe, T. Kairn, D. Thwaites, J. Trapp, “A diode for correction-less small field output factor measurements”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Perth 2013
  50. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp“Predicting the likelihood of QA failure using treatment plan complexity metrics”, International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy, Melbourne 2013
  51. A. Asena, S. Crowe, T. Kairn, P.l Charles, L. Dunn, J. Trapp, “Investigating the Sensitivity of OSLD Responses for Varying Field Sizes Across Matched Linear Accelerators”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, Gold Coast 2012
  52. P. H. Charles, S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, J. Kenny, J. Lehmann, J. Lye, L. Dunn, B. Hill, R. T. Knight, C. M. Langton, J. V. Trapp, “The effect of very small air gaps on small field dosimetry”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, Gold Coast 2012
  53. S. B. Crowe, C. M. Langton, J. V. Trapp, T. Kairn, N. D. Middlebrook, B. Hill, R. T. Knight, J. Kenny, “Development of a dose assessment tool for the auditing of radiotherapy treatment dosimetric quality”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, Gold Coast 2012
  54. T. Kairn, T. Aland, “Calibration of Radiochromic Film for Electron Radiotherapy Dosimetry”, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing 2012
  55. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, “A simple method for EPID-based in vivo dosimetry for radiotherapy treatments in the head-and-neck region”, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing 2012
  56. S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, J. V. Trapp, A. L. Fielding, “Experimental Evaluation of MCDTK, the Monte Carlo DICOM Tool-Kit”, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing 2012
  57. S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, J. V. Trapp, A. L. Fielding, “Monte Carlo evaluation of collapsed-cone convolution calculations in head and neck radiotherapy treatment plans”, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing 2012
  58. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “In vivo EPID dosimetry in head and neck cases: A simple technique”, Electronic Patient Imaging (EPI2k12), Sydney 2012
  59. T. Kairn, N. Middlebrook, B. Hill, “Junction effects in RapidArc head and neck treatments “, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, Darwin 2011
  60. T. Kairn, M. L. Taylor, S. B. Crowe, L. Dunn, R. D. Franich, J. Kenny, R. T. Knight, J. V. Trapp, “Monte Carlo verification of gel dosimetry measurements for stereotactic radiotherapy”, International Workshop on Recent Advances in Monte Carlo Techniques for Radiation Therapy, Montreal 2011
  61. T. Kairn, J. Kenny J. V. Trapp, “Monte Carlo dosimetry for stereotactic radiosurgery”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, Canberra 2009
  62. S. Crowe, T. Kairn, P. Sandford, C. Hargrave, A. Fielding, “The development of Monte Carlo techniques for the verification of radiotherapy treatments”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, Christchurch 2008
  63.  T. Kairn, A. L. Fielding, “Effect of CT electron density identification on Monte Carlo simulations of radiotherapeutic treatments”,Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, Christchurch, 2008
  64. T. Kairn, D. Cassidy, A. L. Fielding, “Phantom scatter and the a-Si EPID”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, Christchurch 2008
  65. J. Trapp, T. Kairn, S. Crowe, A. Fielding, “Calibration of radiotherapy dosimetry gels: A feasibility study”, DOSGEL Conference, Greece 2008
  66. T. Kairn, D. Cassidy, A. L. Fielding, “Scatter-primary ratio in an a-Si EPID, by MC simulation”, EPI2k8, San Francisco 2008
  67. T. Kairn, D. Cassidy, A. L. Fielding, “Radiological thickness as a measure of dose in an EPID”, EPI2k8, San Francisco 2008
  68. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, C. Hargrave, A. L. Fielding, “From source to detector: Using data exported from Pinnacle to create and run Monte Carlo simulations of the entire radiotherapy treatment system”, 9th Australasian Pinnacle User Group Meeting, Terrigal 2008.
  69. T. Kairn, D. Cassidy, P. Sandford and A. Fielding, “The amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device as a gauge for patient thickness: experiment vs. simulation”, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, Fremantle 2007
  70.  T. Kairn, S. Crowe and A. Fielding, “Monte Carlo simulation of radiotherapy treatment beam generation: potentialities and limitations”,Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, Fremantle 2007
  71. T. Kairn, P.J. Daivis, M. McPhie and I.K. Snook, “Poiseuille flow of a polymer solution – a comparison between hydrodynamics and molecular dynamics”, Statistical Mechanics Meeting, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 2005
  72. T. Kairn, P.J. Daivis, M. McPhie and I.K. Snook, “Poiseuille Flow of Colloidal Fluids”, The XIVth International Congress on Rheology, Seoul 2004
  73. T. Kairn, P.J. Daivis, M.L. Matin and I.K. Snook, “Concentration dependence of viscometric properties of model short chain polymer solutions”, 14th International Symposium of Thermophysical Properties, Boulder 2003

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