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  1. T. Kairn, “Bulk retrospective analysis of radiotherapy treatment data: Looking back from the front of the pack”, Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 43(1): 303-304 (2020)
  2. S. Crowe, T. Kairn, S. Sylvander, C. Lancaster, “Case study: the disappearing skull”, Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 43(1): 335 (2020)
  3. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Electron radiotherapy and gas-filled temporary tissue expanders”, Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 43(1): 347 (2020)
  4. K. Byrnes, T. Kairn, “Comparison and verification of multiple radiotherapy TPS in modelling radiation transport through a metal spine implant in a water equivalent phantom”, Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 43(1): 377-378 (2020)
  5. T. Kairn, S. Peet, A. Livingstone, “Monte Carlo calculations of radiotherapy dose in ‘‘homogeneous’’ anatomy”, Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 43(1): 378 (2020)
  6. T. Kairn, H. Stephens, C. Deans, “Accuracy of optically stimulated luminescence dosimeter measurements of skin dose from high dose rate brachytherapy”, Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 43(1): 426 (2020)
  7. P. H. Charles, A. Livingstone, T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Clinical quality assurance of 3D printed patient specific radiotherapy devices”, Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 43(1): 436-437 (2020)
  8. T. Kairn, G. Brown, K. Choma, J. Dawes, S. R. Sylvander, Y. Yin, S. B. Crowe, “Design and use of a modular system of 3D printed blocks to model heart and lung tissue in a breast radiotherapy phantom”, Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 43(1): 455-456 (2020)
  9. T. Kairn, C. Berry, L. Campbell, K. McMahon, S. Peet, S. B. Crowe, “Appearance and minimisation of respiratory motion artefacts in thoracic MRI images of prone patients”, Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 43(1): 461-462 (2020)
  10. T. Kairn, Y. Ikeda, M. West, D. Schlect, S. Crowe, “Retrospective review of brain dose from cranial stereotactic radiosurgery treatments of metastases”, Radiotherapy and Oncology 133(S1): s1007 (2019)
  11. T. Kairn, R. Wilks, L. Yu, S. Crowe, “Monitoring total skin electron therapy using optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters”, Radiotherapy and Oncology 133(S1): s952-s953 (2019)
  12. S. Crowe, E. Whittle, C. Jones, K. Tanya [T. Kairn], “Dosimeter selection for small field percentage depth dose and tissue maximum ratio measurements”, Radiotherapy and Oncology 133(S1): s939-s940 (2019)
  13. T. Kairn, “Suitability of vendor-recommended small field output factors in a post-TRS-483 world”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 42(1): 301 (2019)
  14. 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 42(1): 356 (2019)
  15. 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 42(1): 378-379 (2019)
  16. 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 42(1): 379 (2019)
  17. 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 42(1): 399 (2019)
  18. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Development of an experience-based end-to end test”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 42(1): 379-380 (2019)
  19. 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 42(1): 378 (2019)
  20. T. Kairn, S. B. Crowe, “Producing inserts for a commercial motion phantom using 3D printing”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 42(1): 377-378 (2019)
  21. 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 42(1): 377 (2019)
  22. 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 42(1): 335-336 (2019)
  23. 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 42(1): 333 (2019)
  24. 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 42(1): 302-303 (2019)
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. S. B. Crowe, S. Sylvander, T. Kairn, “Spectrophotometric analysis of radiochromic film”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 334, 2016
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. S. B. Crowe, T. Kairn, “Women in medical physics: numbers in Australasia”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 39(1): 279, 2016
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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)
  65. 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)
  66. 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)
  67. 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)
  68. 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)
  69. 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)
  70. 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)
  71. 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)
  72. 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)
  73. 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)
  74. 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)
  75. 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)
  76. 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)
  77. 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)
  78. 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)
  79. 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)
  80. 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)
  81. 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)
  82. 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)
  83. 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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