Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering
This research group, led by Professor Huw Griffiths, carries out a range of research and development activities broadly subdivided into radiotherapy physics, radiation protection, nuclear medicine physics and clinical engineering.
Currently, the group’s main interests are:
- shielding design in radiotherapy and modelling of radiotherapeutic X-ray beams using Monte-Carlo methods
- Monte-Carlo modelling of light in tissues
- pressure ulcer prevention
- in-vivo imaging of Cis-platin in cancer tumours
- measurement of electrical bioimpedance by magnetic-induction techniques including the development of a new potential medical imaging technique, ‘magnetic induction tomography’.
The group enjoys effective collaborations with the University of Glamorgan, Cardiff University, the University of Karlsruhe and Swansea Metropolitan University as well as with other schools and colleges at Swansea University and medical departments within the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.
With the School of Health and Human Science, the group runs a successful MSc in Medical Radiation Physics that forms part of the accredited training for Clinical Scientists in NHS Wales.
Professor Huw Griffiths
Watson S, Igney CH, Dossel O, Williams RJ, Griffiths H. A comparison of sensors for minimizing the primary signal in planar-array magnetic induction tomography. Physiol Meas 26(2) S319-S331 2005.
Igney CH, Watson S, Williams RJ, Griffiths H, Dossel O. Design and performance of a planar-array MIT system with normal sensor alignment. Physiol Meas 26(2) S263-S278 2005.
Griffiths H, Magnetic Induction Tomography. Chapter in Electrical Impedance Tomography: methods, history and applications (ed. D. Holder), pp213-38. Institute of Physics Publishing, UK. 2005 ISBN 0750309520
Watson S, Morris A, Williams RJ, Griffiths H, Gough W. A primary-field compensation scheme for planar array magnetic induction tomography. Physiol. Meas. 25 271-9 2004
Riedel CH, Watson S, Williams RJ, Griffiths H, Dössel O. Construction of a planar array MIT system. Biomedizinische Technik, Band 49, Erganzungsband 2 2004pp706-7. ISSN 0939-4990
Watson S, Williams RJ, Griffiths H, Gough W, Morris A. Magnetic induction tomography: phase vs. vector voltmeter measurement techniques. Physiol. Meas. 24 555-564 2003
Gough W. Wave propagation faster than light. Eur. J. Phys. 23 17-19 2002
Watson S, Williams R.J, Griffiths H, Gough W, Morris A. Frequency downconversion and phase noise in MIT. Physiol. Meas. 23 189-94 2002
Morris A, Griffiths H, Gough W. A numerical model for magnetic induction tomographic measurements in biological tissues. Physiol. Meas. 22 113-9 2001
Griffiths H. Magnetic induction tomography. Meas. Sci. Technol. 12(8) 1126-31 2001
Lewis RD, Ryde SJS, Seaby AW, Hancock DA, Evans CJ. Use of Monte Carlo computation in benchmarking radiotherapy treatment planning system algorithms. Phys Med Biol 45 1755-64 2000
Lewis RD, Ryde SJS, Hancock DA, Evans CJ. An MCNP-based model of a linear accelerator x-ray beam. Phys Med Biol 44 1219-30 1999
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