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Glasgow Morning Lectures

All Members and Guests Including Retired Members Are Welcome to Attend

Venue: Seminar Room, The Gilchrist Post Graduate Club, University of Glasgow

Date: Wednesday 22 January 2020

Time: 10.00 to 12.30 (approx.)

Lectures will be given by: Dr William Sandham, Founder and Managing Director of Scotsig and Dr Charles Deehan, Honorary Senior Lecturer, King’s College London and former Head of Radiotherapy Physics at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust London (title and abstracts at end). Unfortuantely Prof Rob Mairs, Glasgow University has had to cancel.

There is no cost for attending the lectures.

Please email Gail Millar at the following email address by Friday 10 January if you would like to attend the lectures, stating the number of people attending.

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Optional Lunch

After the lectures the speakers will be going for lunch at “Stravaigin" in Gibson Street which is a 5 minute walk from the university.

Website for the restaurant is

If you wish to attend the lunch then you must make your own booking.

Information On Lectures

Dr William Sandham

Signal and Image Processing: An Extraordinary Enabling Technology by William A. Sandham B.Sc. (Glasgow), Ph.D. (Birmingham), FIET, SMIEEE, MEAEG, MSEG

Professor Sandham is Founder and Managing Director of Scotsig, an independent signal and image processing research, consultancy and training company, based in Glasgow, Scotland. He is also visiting Professor in the Department of Electronics, University of Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Much of the success of modern technology we now enjoy in our everyday professional and social lives, owes a great deal to the discipline of signal and image processing or SIP. This discipline has a very long and distinguished record of innovation and achievement in many diverse and challenging application domains, including radar, communications, biomedical engineering, geophysics, and increasingly in our many leisure pursuits. This talk will review the fundamental principles of SIP, both analogue and digital, and also some principal SIP applications.

Dr Charles Deehan

Recent advances in Radiotherapy Physics by Dr. Charles Deehan, BSc. Physics (Hons), MSc. PhD., Honorary Senior Lecturer, King’s College London and former Head of Radiotherapy Physics at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust London.

In the last decade significant advances have taken place in the delivery of external beam radiotherapy. These have been made possible by developments in treatment machine design, imaging technology and increased accuracy in the calculation of absorbed radiation dose. This progress has led to treatments with enhanced precision which in turn have had a favourable effect on cancer cure rates and reduced the levels of toxic side effects on normal tissues.

The presentation will provide an overview of how imaging is used in the planning and delivery of treatment. Important new features of treatment machine design will also be mentioned with examples of how they are used to conform high treatment dose regions to the complex shape of the tumour and at the same time avoid radio-sensitive normal tissues.

Current commercially available solutions for the delivery of radiotherapy will be described along with possible future developments in both technology and technique.

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22 Jan 2020 10:00 to 12:30
Gilchrist Post Graduate Club
University Avenue
G12 8QQ
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