• The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 301 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
20112018
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Personal profile

Biography

Pejman has completed a Bachelor of Applied Physics and a Masters of Medical Physics. He also has a PhD in Physics (Medical Physics) from the University of Newcastle, NSW in 2012.
After completing his MSc, Pejman joined the directory group at a medical cyclotron, where he worked for 8 years during which he developed novel techniques for production of a number of medical radioisotopes applicable for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
In 2008 he started a PhD at the University of Newcastle. The title of his project was “Improvement of EPID-based techniques for dosimetry and investigation of linac mechanical performance in advanced radiotherapy”.
He published ten peer reviewed papers as first author from his PhD and his methods were commercialized and used at hospitals.
In 2013, Pejman accepted an Assistant Professor position at the University of Western Australia, where he has been working since. While at UWA, he continued his work on improvement of the performance of radiotherapy machines.
In 2015, he became the UWA Medical Physics Program Chair.
Pejman has over 65 refereed publications. He collaborates with several hospitals and research centers in Australia and overseas.

Future research

Real-time Tumor Tracking
CyberKnife
IMRT/VMAT QA
Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Funding overview

• Martin Ebert, Alexey Veryaskin, Christobel Saunders, Timo Vaalsta, Pejman Rowshan Farzad 2017, ‘Investigation of a low-risk, non-invasive, low-cost, high-sensitivity method of breast cancer detection based on electromagnetic gradiometry’, 2017 Innovator Grant, National Breast Cancer Fundation

• Martin Ebert, Robert Jeraj, Pejman Rowshan Farzad 2017, 'Advancing the fundamental physical understanding of cancer for advancing treatment developments', UWA Research Collaboration Awards

• Pejman Rowshan Farzad 2015, 'Merit Award - Fellowships - Quality improvement in prostate radiotherapy: correction of respiratory-induced tumour motions.', WA Department of Health.

• Pejman Rowshan Farzad (CIA), Martin Ebert, Sean Bydder, Colin Tang, Thomas Braunl, Du Huynh, 2014, 'Suzanne Cavanagh ECI Grant - Safety and Quality: More accurate prostate radiotherapy treatments', Cancer Council of Western Australia.

• Benjamin Hug, Mahsheed Sabet, Martin Ebert, Pejman Rowshan Farzad (AI); 2014, 'Introduction of a transmission device for independent in vivo fluence monitoring for complex treatment deliveries: Evaluation of a aSi flat-panel detector'- 2014/15 Annual Research Grants, Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group (SCGOPHCG).

• Martin Ebert, Sean Bydder, Colin Tang, Pejman Rowshan Farzad (AI), Thomas Braunl, Du Huynh; 2014, Quality improvement in prostate radiotherapy: correction of respiratory-induced tumour motions' - 2014/15 Annual Research Grants, Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group (SCGOPHCG).

New and Noteworthy

Media Releases:
- Seating adaption aids prostate cancer remedy; Medical Press, Provided by Science Network WA
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-06-seating-aids-prostate-cancer-remedy.html

- Cancer Council Western Australia; Parmelia Hilton Perth; Research Awards Lunch on 27 March 2015
https://www.facebook.com/CancerCouncilWestAus/photos/pb.132735586789917.-2207520000.1435560119./907521062644695/?type=3&theater

- Cancer Council Western Australia; Targeted prostate cancer treatment now well positioned; 13 April 2015
https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/articles/news-2015-media-releases/targeted-prostate-cancer-treatment-now-well-positi/

- Government of Western Australia, Project Grant Merit Award recipients for 2015
https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Barnett/2015/08/Grants-awarded-on-Merit.aspx

Previous positions

>> Conjoint Medical Physics Lecturer at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle.

>> Research Associate at the University of Newcastle and Medical Physics research group at Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital.

>> Research Assistant at the department of Radiation Oncology in Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital.

Teaching overview

>> Radiation Physics and Dosimetry
>> Radiotherapy Physics
>> Special Techniques in Radiotherapy
>> Nuclear Medicine, Radionuclides, Radiopharmaceuticals and Imaging
>> MRI
>> Radiation Biology

Research

Research Topics:
> Radiotherapy Physics
> Linac QA methods for advanced radiotherapy techniques (IMRT/VMAT)
> Electronic Portal Imaging Devices
> Cyclotrons & Nuclear Medicine

Details of Completed Research Supervision:
 Principal supervisor for an MSc student (Jeremy Hughes) working on: Application of Dynalog files for advanced radiotherapy treatment verification (leaf positioning and speed, and fluence map) and comparison with EPID-based techniques

Principal supervisor for an MPhys student (Corban Neeley) working on: Fiducial marker tracking with kilovoltage and megavoltage imagers during prostate radiotherapy

Principal supervisor for an MPhys student (Chen Lee) working on: Comparison of the patient skin dose for treatments on the CyberKnife and linacs

Principal supervisor for an MPhys student (Luke Slama) working on: Development of a novel method to investigate the coincidence of beam collimation system and target spot position in radiotherapy linacs

Principal supervisor for an MPhys student (Thomas Milan) working on: Evaluation of the clinical impact of the linac MLC and gantry sag

Principal supervisor for an MPhys student (Joshua Hiatt) working on: MultiLeaf Collimator Positioning for Small Fields: A New Investigation into Automatic EPID-based Verification

Coordinating supervisor for an MPhys student (Mario Djukelic) working on: Evaluation of a mobile C-arm cone-beam CT in interstitial high-dose rate brachytherapy treatment planning

Coordinating supervisor for an MPhys student (Theresa Feddersen) working on: Commissioning and Dose Delivery in Small Animal Radiotherapy

Coordinating supervisor for an MSc student (Jonathon Thompson) working on: Dosimetric Comparison of Dynamic Conformal Arc Therapy to Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy and 3D Conformal Radiotherapy in Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy Treatments for Lung Cancer

 Coordinating supervisor for an MPhys student (Rebecca D'Alonzo) working on: Optimising Protocols for the Safe and Efficacious Delivery of Radiation Therapy to Preclinical Models of Medulloblastoma

 Coordinating supervisor for an MPhys student (Dane Taylor) working on: Assessment of the performance and impact of a pre-patient imaging system in EBRT using Monte Carlo simulation 

Coordinating supervisor for a PhD student (Calyn Moulton) working on: Spatial dose-response models of rectal toxicities for patients undergoing prostate radiotherapy

Supervisor of 6 MPE students for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 2 working on: Compensation for organ motion during radiotherapy of prostate

Supervisor of a bio-mechanics student under UWA-USTC (University of Science and Technology China) research training program, working on: Reconstruction of the 3D position of markers from 2D images in radiotherapy

External positions

University of Newcastle

1 May 2013 → …

Keywords

  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Health
  • Medical Physics
  • Radiotherapy Physics
  • Cyclotrons and Nuclear Medicine

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 2011 2017

  • 301 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 20 Article
  • 1 Master's Thesis
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Investigation of the accuracy of MV radiation isocentre calculations in the Elekta cone-beam CT software XVI

Riis, H. L., Moltke, L. N., Zimmermann, S. J., Ebert, M. & Rowshanfarzad, P., 2016, In : Physics in Medicine and Biology. 61, 11, p. N249-N256

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Radiation
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VMAT linear accelerator commissioning and quality assurance: Dose control and gantry speed tests

Barnes, M. P., Rowshanfarzad, P. & Greer, P. B., 2016, In : Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. 17, 3, p. 246-261 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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A cine-EPID based method for jaw detection and quality assurance for tracking jaw in IMRT/VMAT treatments

Fuangrod, T., Rowshanfarzad, P., Greer, P. B. & Middleton, R. H., 2015, In : Physica Medica. 31, 1, p. 16-24

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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A comprehensive study of the mechanical performance of gantry, EPID and the MLC assembly in Elekta linacs during gantry rotation

Rowshanfarzad, P., Riis, H. L., Zimmermann, S. J. & Ebert, M., 2015, In : British Journal of Radiology. 88, 1051, p. 20140581

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