Dr Richard Hugtenburg
Associate Professor of Medical Physics
Swansea University Medical School
Telephone: (01792) 602720

Areas of Expertise

  • Radiotherapy physics
  • Radiation dosimetry
  • Monte Carlo modelling

Publications

  1. & Automated algorithm for CBCT-based dose calculations of prostate radiotherapy with bilateral hip prostheses. The British Journal of Radiology 89(1066), 20160443
  2. & Dose reduction of scattered photons from concrete walls lined with lead: Implications for improvement in design of megavoltage radiation therapy facility mazes. Medical Physics 42(2), 606-614.
  3. & Glass beads and Ge-doped optical fibres as thermoluminescence dosimeters for small field photon dosimetry. Physics in Medicine and Biology 59(22), 6875-6889.
  4. & Transmission dosimetry via MAPS-based event discrimination in a medical linear accelerator. X-Ray Spectrometry 44(4), 239-242.
  5. et. al. Preliminary investigations of two types of silica-based dosimeter for small-field radiotherapy. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 104, 139-144.

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Teaching

  • EG-D00 MSc Dissertation - Medical Radiation Physics

    The module aims to develop fundamental research skills. It comprises the development of supervised research work leading to a dissertation in the field of the Master's degree programme. The specific research topic will be chosen by the student following consultation with academic staff.

  • EG-D01 MSc Dissertation - Clinical Science

    The module aims to develop fundamental research skills. It comprises the development of supervised research work leading to a dissertation in the field of the Master's degree programme. The specific research topic will be chosen by the student following consultation with academic staff.

  • EG-M34 Physics of the Body

    The purpose of this module is to enable the exploration and application of advanced topics in anatomical and physiological functional assessment. It will include consideration of the theory, rationale and practical implementation of a range of anatomical and physiological measurements. Students will use a variety of advanced physiological monitoring equipment, and will engage in experimental work such as the physiological assessment of physical exercise intervention. Advanced data processing techniques will be considered and methods for interpreting physiological data with regard to health status will be explored. To satisfy aspects of the prescribed topics on: ¿ Anatomy, physiology and pathology ¿ Physiological measurement and functional assessment To develop skills in: ¿ Measuring and interpreting anatomical characteristics ¿ Using physiological measurement to assess physiological function ¿ Using data processing techniques to examine physiological data ¿ Interpreting physiological data to assess health and disease

  • EGRM22 Specialist Radiotherapy

    Part 2 of the radiotherapy clinical science specialism

  • PM-D00 MSc Dissertation - Medical Radiation Physics

    The module aims to develop fundamental research skills. It comprises the development of supervised research work leading to a dissertation in the field of the Master's degree programme. The specific research topic will be chosen by the student following consultation with academic staff.

  • PM-D01 MSc Dissertation - Clinical Science

    The module aims to develop fundamental research skills. It comprises the development of supervised research work leading to a dissertation in the field of the Master's degree programme. The specific research topic will be chosen by the student following consultation with academic staff.

  • PMNM02 Diagnostics and Imaging

    Nanotechnology may lead to more rapid diagnostic tests, implantable devices, point of care instruments and improved medical imaging. This module will explore the application of nanotechnology to various medical techniques, focussing on novel research devices, pre-clinical tools and emerging technology within hospitals.

  • PMNM07 Diagnostics and Imaging

    Nanotechnology may lead to more rapid diagnostic tests, implantable devices, point of care instruments and improved medical imaging. This module will explore the application of nanotechnology to various medical techniques, focussing on novel research devices, pre-clinical tools and emerging technology within hospitals.

  • PMPM02 Research Methods in Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering

    Generic teaching on research methodology in medical physics and clinical engineering clinical science specialism

  • PMPM03 Radiation Physics

    Introduction to the physics underpinning the use and detection of ionising radiation in medical diagnosis and therapy.

  • PMPM04 Medical Imaging

    The physics and mathematics underpinning modern 3D medical imaging, including MRI, CT, PET and Ultrasound.

  • PMPM08 Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology

    The theory of the use of ionising radiation in medical imaging and medical physics practice in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology.

  • PMPM09 Radiation Protection

    The theory of the risks associated with the use of ionising and non-ionising radiation in medicine and the practice of medical physicists in radiation protection.

  • PMPM10 Radiotherapy Physics

    The theory and practice of medical physicists in radiotherapy with external radiation beams, radioisotopes and emergent radiation modalities.

  • PMPM11 Advanced Radiotherapy

    Advanced practice in radiotherapy physics and part 1 of the radiotherapy clinical science specialism

  • PMPM16 Advanced Imaging with Non-ionising Radiation

    Part 1 of the imaging with non-ionising radiation clinical science specialism.

  • PMPM19 Advanced Radiation Safety

    Part 1 of the radiation safety clinical science specialism

  • PMPM22 Specialist Radiotherapy

    Part 2 of the radiotherapy clinical science specialism

  • PMPM26 Specialist Imaging with Non-ionising Radiation

    Part 2 of the imaging with non-ionising radiation clinical science specialism

  • PMPM29 Specialist Radiation Safety

    Part 2 of the imaging with ionising radiation clinical science specialism

  • PMRM00 Introduction to the practice of Medical Physicists & Clinical Engineers in Health Care

    Provides a broad-based overview of the Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering discipline.

  • PMZM13 Diagnostics and Imaging

    Nanotechnology may lead to more rapid diagnostic tests, implantable devices, point of care instruments and improved medical imaging. This module will explore the application of nanotechnology to various medical techniques, focussing on novel research devices, pre-clinical tools and emerging technology within hospitals.

Supervision

  • 'A rapid dosimentric assessment method using cone beam CT in prostate cancer patients' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Prof Roger Taylor
  • Enhanced in-vivo detection of metabolites by magnetic resonance spectroscopy and quantum control (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Sophie Shermer
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
  • The development of Phantoms for the validation of an MRI structural Spectroscopy Sequence (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Dr Sophie Shermer
  • Hippocampal Contouring and Sparing in brain cancer patients using advanced treatment planning techniques such as IMRT, VMAT and Proton therapy (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Prof Roger Taylor
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Sophie Shermer
    Other supervisor: Dr Frederic Boy
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Dr Stephen Johnston
  • Development of accurate of accurate dosimetry for Microbeam Radiation THerapy (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Dr Ihsan Al-Affan
  • Dosimetry and microdosimetry analysis of proton therapy (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Dr Ihsan Al-Affan
  • An observational trial comparing the acuracy of digital breast tomosynthesis verus synthetic 2D Mammograms in women attending breast clinic (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Prof Keir Lewis
  • Technique development and improvement towards an international dosimetry protocol and a Treatment Planning System (TPS) in Microbeam Radiation Therapy (MRT) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Dr Ihsan Al-Affan
  • Pulse-Resolved Dosimetry using CVD Diamond Detector and Applications in Advacned Radiotherapy Treatment (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Dr Ihsan Al-Affan
  • Optimization Radiotherapy Bunker Design with the use of Advanced Materials and Monte Carlo Modelling (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Dr Ihsan Al-Affan
  • Tumour Volumetry and outcomes in rectal cancer (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Prof Roger Taylor