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The use of Monte-Carlo techniques in radiotherapy

Study level


Master of Philosophy


Faculty/Lead unit

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Dr Andrew Fielding
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty


Various research projects are available in the use of monte-carlo techniques in radiotherapy and medical imaging. These include modelling radiotherapy linear accelerators, patient dosimetric verification and in-vivo treatment verification using electronic portal imaging devices.

Research activities

You will in a multi-disciplinary team of clinical medical physicists, clinicians and radiation therapists. Your work will involve experimental measurements and computational simulation and data analysis.


The projects all aim to improve the understanding of the accuracy and precision of radiation therapy planning and delivery. Ultimately the projects aim to have an impact on treatment outcomes, improving tumour control and reducing side effects.

Skills and experience

Prior study with knowledge and skills in any of the following will be considered valuable:

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • computer science
  • electrical engineering
  • medical engineering.


You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

Annual scholarship round



Contact the supervisor for more information.