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  1. T. Kairn, “Suitability of vendor-recommended small field output factors in a post-TRS-483 world”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  2. 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”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  3. P. Fogg, M. West, T. Kairn, “Use of slow gantry rotations to reduce motion artefacts in cone-beam computed tomography images of radiotherapy patients”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  4. E. Spelleken, J. Rijken, T. Kairn, “Characterisation of multi-leaf collimators designed for stereotactic and small field applications”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  5. E. Whittle, S. Crowe, S. Khoei, E. Spelleken, T. Kairn, “Conversion of PDDs to TMRs for small radiotherapy fields”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  6. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Development of an experience-based end-to end test”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  7. N. Cassim, K. Biggerstaff, Y. Ikeda, C. Skidmore, R. Wilks, S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, “Level III audit of two stereotactic radiosurgery treatment planning and delivery systems”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  8. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Producing inserts for a commercial motion phantom using 3D printing”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  9. T. Kairn, Y. Ikeda, D. Schlect, S. B. Crowe, “Retrospective review of brain dose from stereotactic radiosurgery treatments of brain oligometastases”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  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”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  11. T. Kairn, L. Yu, R. Wilks, C. Lancaster, S. B. Crowe, “In vivo measurements of skin dose from total skin electron therapy treatments”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  12. S. B. Crowe, E. Whittle, C. Jones, T. Kairn, “Measurement of tissue maximum ratio and percentage depth-dose profiles in small fields”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine In press 2019
  13. H. Stephens, C. Deans, D. Schlect, T. Kairn “Superficial high dose rate brachytherapy for the treatment of lower eyelid carcinomas”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 41(1): 353, 2018
  14. C. Milewski, R. Wilks, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Evaluation of metal artefact reduction algorithms in radiotherapy treatments”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 41(1): 317-318, 2018
  15. S. B. Crowe, S. R. Sylvander, T. Kairn, “Art and science: fluorescence dosimetry using household materials”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 41(1): 296, 2018
  16. S. Zolfaghari, K. E. Francis, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Testing the performance of a ScanNCut cutting system for radiochromic film preparation”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 41(1): 276, 2018
  17. E. Spelleken, S. B. Crowe, B. Sutherland, C. Challens, T. Kairn, “Evaluation of published film dosimetry techniques”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 41(1): 275-276, 2018
  18. A. Yin, J. Dawes, S. R. Sylvander, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Interplay effect for IMRT treatments of breast cancer”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 41(1): 252, 2018
  19. S. Khoei, T. Kairn “A method for accurately measuring percentage depth dose in a very small field”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 41(1): 341-342, 2018
  20. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Clinical application of data mining: Evaluation and comparison of radiotherapy treatment plans for breast cancer”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(4): 1168, 2016
  21. S. Peet, R. Wilks, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Characterising and estimating doses near cardiac devices during radiotherapy treatments”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(4): 1167, 2016
  22. S. B. Crowe, T. L. S. Tang, S. R. Sylvander, T. Kairn, “Measuring very small field output factors with a Roos chamber”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(4): 1116-1117, 2016
  23. S. Zolfaghari, S. B. Crowe, D. Papworth, M. West, T. Kairn, “Testing the limits of stereotactic radiosurgery for multiple brain metastases”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(4): 1097-1098, 2016
  24. 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”, Medical Physics International 4(2): 185, 2016
  25. T. Kairn, J. Anderson, S. B. Crowe, M. Lah, “Validity of conformity indices for categorising radiotherapy treatments for anal and rectal carcinoma”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 341, 2016
  26. T. Kairn, J. Anderson, S. B. Crowe, M. Lah, “Clinical deliverability of modulated radiotherapy treatments for anal carcinoma”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 340-341, 2016
  27. T. Kairn, M. West, “Six isocentres and a piece of film: Comprehensive end-to-end testing of a cranial stereotactic radiosurgery system”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 341-342, 2016
  28. A. Asena, T. Kairn, S. T. Smith, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, “Seeing through metal implants in gel dosimetry”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 334, 2016
  29. S. B. Crowe, S. Sylvander, T. Kairn, “Spectrophotometric analysis of radiochromic film”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 334, 2016
  30. T. Kairn, S. Harris, Z. Moutrie, S. B. Crowe, “Achievable dose gradients in spinal radiotherapy treatments delivered via Tomotherapy”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 325, 2016
  31. S. B. Crowe, B. Sutherland, R. Wilks, V. Seshadri, S. Sylvander, T. Kairn, “On the selection of gamma criteria”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 297, 2016
  32. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, T. Markwell, “Use of 3D printing to produce radiologically robust phantoms”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 286, 2016
  33. T. Kairn, B. Sutherland, “Commissioning of desktop scanners for use in radiochromic film readout”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 342, 2016
  34. B. Perrett, P. H. Charles, T. Markwell, T. Kairn, S. Crowe, “3D printing of air slabs caps for correction free small dosimetry”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 285, 2016
  35. E. Bezak, R. Suchowerska, E Claridge Mackonis, A Ralston, L Grieg, A Haworth, “Women in medical physics and biomedical engineering: the current status of female ACPSEM members in Australia and New Zealand”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 279, 2016
  36. S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, “Women in medical physics: numbers in Australasia”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 279, 2016
  37. 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”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 271-272, 2016
  38. 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”, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology 58(S1): 163, 2014
  39. P. Charles, T. Kairn, S. Crowe, J. Trapp, “The use of penumbrae to define and analyse non-standard fields”, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology 58(S1): 207, 2014
  40. S. Crowe, T. Kairn, J. Trapp, C. Hargrave, P. Bridge, “The automation of radiotherapy treatment planning assessment”, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology 58(S1): 217, 2014
  41. T. Kairn, S. Crowe, “Towards an accurate calculation of foetal dose from external beam radiotherapy: Anatomical modelling of the pregnant patient”, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology 58(S1): 161, 2014
  42. T. Kairn, S. Crowe, B. Sutherland, N. Middlebrook, B. Hill, J. Trapp, “Experience-based management of IMRT quality assurance”, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology 58(S1): 256, 2014
  43. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, “Prostate radiotherapy treatment plan quality: effects of hip prostheses”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 37(1):198, 2014
  44. T. Kairn, P. Charles, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, “The importance of accurate beam data measurement for SRT/SRS treatment planning”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 37(1): 212-213, 2014
  45. T. Kairn, P. Charles, S. B. Crowe, J. V. Trapp, “Effects of small field output factors on IMRT optimisation and dose calculation”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 37(1): 214-215, 2014
  46. P. H. Charles, G. Cranmer-Sargison, S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, D. I. Thwaites, J. V. Trapp, “A diode for correction-less small field output factor measurements’” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 37(1): 200-201, 2014
  47. P. H. Charles, G. Cranmer-Sargison, S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, D. I. Thwaites, J. V. Trapp, “A practical and theoretical definition of ‘small field’” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 37(1): 188-189, 2014
  48. A. Asena, S. Crowe, T. Kairn, P. Charles, S. Smith, J. Trapp, “Response variation of optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 37(1): 244-245, 2014
  49. S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, N. Middlebrook, B. Hill, R. T. Knight, J. Kenny, C. M. Langton, J. V. Trapp, “Development of a dose assessment tool for the auditing of radiotherapy treatment dosimetric quality”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 36(1): 74, 2013
  50. A. Asena, S. Crowe, T. Kairn, P. Charles, L. Dunn, J. Trapp, “Investigating the sensitivity of OSLD responses for varying field sizes across matched linear accelerators”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 36(1): 68, 2013
  51. 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”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 36(1): 71-72, 2013
  52. T. Kairn, N. Middlebrook, B. Hill, “Junction effects of RapidArc head and neck treatments”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 34(4): 562-562 (2011)
  53. T. Kairn, M. Burke, S. B. Crowe, J. Mitchell, D. Schlect, J. Kenny, “The effect of a titanium implant on the accuracy of a calculated radiotherapy dose”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 34(4): 628-628 (2011)
  54. T. Kairn, M. Burke, S. B. Crowe, J. Mitchell, D. Schlect, J. Kenny, “Monte Carlo simulation for the challenging clinical case: Spinal irradiation with titanium vertebral reconstruction implant”, in International Workshop on Recent Advances in Monte Carlo Techniques in Radiation Therapy, Program and Abstracts, available HERE  (2011)
  55. T. Kairn, M. L. Taylor, S. B. Crowe, R. D. Franich, J. Kenny, R. T. Knight, J. V. Trapp, “Monte Carlo verification of gel dosimetry measurements for stereotactic radiotherapy” in International Workshop on Recent Advances in Monte Carlo Techniques in Radiation Therapy, Program and Abstracts, available HERE  (2011)
  56. T. Kairn, T. Aland, N. Hardcastle, B. Hill, J. Kenny, R. Knight, R. Meldrum, N. Middlebrook, W. Tome, “Quality Assurance of Complex Rotational and Stereotactic IMRT Treatments Using Gafchromic EBT2 Film” (abstract), Medical Physics 38(6): 3519-3519 (2011)
  57. M. L. Taylor, T. Kairn, T. Kron, L. Dunn, R. Franich, “The influence of spectal changes in non-reference conditions on stopping power ratios in small-field dosimetry” (abstract),  Radiotherapy and Oncology 99(Suppl. 1): S423-S423 (2011)
  58. T. Kairn, T. Aland, S. B. Crowe, R. Franich, P. N. Johnston, J. Kenny, R. T. Knight, C. M. Langton, “Clinical treatment planning for stereotactic radiotherapy: Evaluation by Monte Carlo simulation” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 34(1): 157 (2011)
  59. T. Kairn, M. L. Taylor, R. D. Franich, T. Kron, J. V. Trapp, “Origins of the observed asymmetry in out-of-field dose from a linac fitted with an external microMLC” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 34(1): 158 (2011)
  60. J. Kenny, T. Kairn, T. Aland, “Quality assurance testing of complex radiotherapy treatments using Gafchromic EBT2 film” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 34(1): 158 (2011)
  61. M. L. Taylor, T. Kairn, L. Dunn, J. Trapp, J. Kenny, R. Knight, R. Smith, T. Ackerly, “Three-dimensional dose verification for clinical treatments of small intracranial tumours” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 34(1): 163 (2011)
  62. T. Kairn, J. Kenny, J. Trapp, “Monte Carlo modelling for stereotactic radiosurgery” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 33(1): 72-72 (2010)
  63. T. Kairn, M. Dwyer, D. Warne, T. Markwell, J. Trapp, A. Fielding, “CTCombine: Rotating and combining CT data with an accurate detector model, to simulate radiotherapy portal imaging from non-zero beam angles” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 33(1): 111-111 (2010)
  64. S. Crowe, T. Kairn, A. Fielding, “The development of a Monte Carlo system to verify radiotherapy treatment dose calculations” (abstract), Radiotherapy and Oncology 92(Suppl.1): S71-S71 (2009)
  65. S. Crowe, T. Kairn, P. Sandford, C. Hargrave, A. Fielding, “The development of Monte Carlo techniques for the verification of radiotherapy treatments” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 31(4) 389-390 (2008)
  66. T. Kairn, A. L. Fielding, “Effect of CT electron density identification on Monte Carlo simulations of radiotherapeutic treatments” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 31(4) 381-382 (2008)
  67. T. Kairn, D. Cassidy, A. L. Fielding, “Phantom scatter and the a-Si EPID” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 31(4) 368-369 (2008)
  68. T. Kairn, D. Cassidy, A. Fielding, P. Sandford, “EPIDs for radiotherapy dosimetry: The thickness gauge” (abstract), Radiotherapy and Oncology 84 Suppl. 1 S226-S226 (2007)
  69. T. Kairn, D. Cassidy, A. Fielding, P. Sandford, “The amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device as a gauge for patient thickness: experiment vs. simulation” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 30(4) 367-367 (2007)
  70. T. Kairn, A. Fielding, S. Crowe, “Monte Carlo simulation of radiotherapy treatment beam generation: potentialities and limitations” (abstract), Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 30(4) 367-368 (2007)
  71. T. Kairn, P. J. Daivis, M. McPhie, I. K. Snook, ‘Poiseuille flow of colloidal fluids’, Proceedings, The XIVth International Congress on Rheology, Seoul 2004

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