Dr Sam Blake is postdoctoral researcher with the Institute of Medical Physics at The University of Sydney. His area of expertise is in the development of novel radiation detectors for imaging and dosimetry applications in radiotherapy.
Specific skills include the application of Monte Carlo simulations to model radiation transport and to design, characterise and optimise the performance of electronic portal imaging devices in clinical radiotherapy environments; using clinical radiotherapy equipment to quantify dose response and image quality metrics for commercial and novel radiation detectors; use of commercial treatment planning software; software development and programming using C++, Matlab and Python languages.
C1 - Journal Article
- 2016, "In silico investigation of factors affecting the MV imaging performance of a novel water-equivalent EPID", Physica Medica, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. Article in press
- 2014, "Optimisation of the imaging and dosimetric characteristics of an electronic portal imaging device employing plastic scintillating fibres using Monte Carlo simulations", Physics in medicine and biology, Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom, vol. 59, no. 22, pp. 6827-6840
- 2014, "Monte Carlo simulation of the transit dosimetric response of an a-Si electronic portal imaging device", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, IOP Publishing, UK, vol. 489, no. 1, pp. 1-6
- 2013, "Characterization of optical transport effects on EPID dosimetry using Geant4", Medical Physics, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, United States, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 1-14
- 2013, "Evaluating radiation damage to scintillating plastic fibers with monte carlo simulations ", Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, Washington, vol. 14, no. 35, pp. 1-6
- 2013, "Characterization of a novel EPID designed for simultaneous imaging and dose verification in radiotherapy", Medical Physics, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, United States, vol. 40, no. 9, pp. 1-11
E1 - Conference Abstract
- 2016, A Multi-Institutional Study Quantifying the Impact of Simulated Linear Accelerator VMAT Errors for Nasopharynx, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM 2016) 58th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), 1631 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314
- 2016, Step and Shoot IMRT, VMAT and Autoplan VMAT Nasopharnyx Plan Robustness to Linear Accelerator Delivery Errors, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM 2016) 58th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), 1631 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314