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Biography

Professor Peter Greer currently holds a full-time research position leading medical physics research at the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital and University of Newcastle. He graduated with a PhD in medical physics from the University of Adelaide in 2001. His work broadly aims to improve the treatment of cancer patients with radiation therapy and enable high quality effective treatments. In 2005 Peter began a grant funded research career and has since received $6M in research funding including NHMRC, Cancer Council NSW, Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia, and ARC grants. He has established a strong track record of translating research funding into successful outcomes. Several aspects of his research are currently being developed into commercial products for radiation oncology and medical imaging. He has received several awards including Early Career Researcher of the Year from the Hunter Medical Research Institute in 2011 - the premier award for early career medical research in the region. He has 60 publications in the last five years including several invited review articles. Peter served on a NHMRC grant review panel in 2011.

Research

Research keywords

  • MRI based planning
  • dose verification
  • electronic portal imaging

Research expertise

Approximately half of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy. It is a major frontline treatment for cancer along with surgery and is often complemented by chemotherapy. High energy radiation beams are used to damage the DNA of cancer cells in solid tumours while minimising the normal tissue damage to surrounding organs. The radiation can be delivered externally using medical linear accelerators (teletherapy) or internally using radioactive sources (brachytherapy). Modern radiation therapy is extremely sophisticated with imaging techniques such as MRI, CT, PET used for delineating tumour targets, complex dose calculation algorithms to plan the treatments and highly tailored dose distributions delivered using intensity modulated radiation beams. Medical physicists play a key role in all aspects of radiation oncology and drive the development of improved technology and techniques through research.

Peter has been conducting research since 2005 to improve radiation therapy planning with MRI. In collaboration with CSIRO Biomedical Imaging Research Group at the Australian E-Health Research Centre he has developed the first atlas-based deformable image registration method to map realistic electron densities to MRI scans for dose calculations. This could lead to the use of MRI scans directly for radiation oncology prostate planning and adaptive treatment. This will reduce uncertainties in the planning of treatments and has been recently published in the leading international clinical radiation oncology journal.

In parallel with this, accurate prostate auto-segmentation methods using atlas based methods have been developed. This work won an international challenge for automatic prostate segmentation in MRI images (MICCAI, London, 2009). This work is critical for the use of MRI in adaptive radiotherapy planning and could lead to improvements in treatment targeting. He currently has an active research program using the state-of-the-art Calvary Mater 3T Skyra MRI scanner installed in April 2011 to improve radiation therapy planning. This scanner has recently obtained a Master Research Agreement with Siemens which will facilitate research in audiovisual biofeedback as well as the development of specialised sequences for lung imaging.

Peter is recognised as a world leader in the field of radiation dosimetry with flat-panel imaging devices, investigating methods to measure the dose received by patients during treatment. He published one of the major papers in this field which has been cited over 130 times. He has been twice the Scientific Director for the major international conference in radiotherapy treatment imaging. He is Track Chair for the radiotherapy verification stream for the World Congress on Medical Physics and Bioengineering in 2012. He has been awarded the Varian Prize for research in this field and is regularly invited to give presentations at national and international conferences and workshops. His reputation in this area has resulted in him currently being the only worldwide test centre to have the major linear accelerator vendors prototype imager design. This collaboration is improving these devices for dosimetry and developing software algorithms to enable their more widespread clinical use for dosimetry.

Publications (PubMed) [ Note this is an incomplete list ]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=greer pb

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
029903Medical Physics80
090399Biomedical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified10
110399Clinical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified10

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Treasurer - Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
  • Accredited Physicist - Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
  • Ordinary Member - Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

Appointments

Grant Review Panel Member
NHMRC (Australia)
01/03/2011 - 01/12/2011

Awards

Distinction.

2014Fellowship of the ACPSEM
Australasian College Physical Scientists Engineers in Medicine (Australia)
Professional Service and Achievement

Research Award.

2010Early Career Researcher of the Year
HMRI (Australia)
The premier award for early career medical research in the Hunter region
20093D Segmentation Challenge for Clinical Applications
MICCAI (United Kingdom)
First Prize
2007Best presentation in Radiation therapy
Varian Medical Systems (Australia)
EPSM-ABEC conference, 2007

Invitations

3rd ESTRO Forum
European Society for Radiation Oncology, Spain (Invited Presenter)
2014
33rd National Conference
Association of Medical Physicists of India, India (Invited Presenter)
2012
EPID based QA
World Congress on Medical Physics and Bioengineering, China (Invited Presenter)
2012
EPID for pre-treatment VMAT verification
International Conference on 3D Dosimetry, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2012
Challenges for Verification of IMRT
16th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2010

Collaboration

Current collaborations include:

  • CSIRO E-Health Centre, Biomedical Imaging Group (MRI based treatment planning)
  • CancerCare Manitoba (Real-time dose verification of radiation therapy treatments)
  • University of Sydney (A/V Biofeedback for lung MRI imaging, dose verification for MRI-linac, Development of next-generation radiotherapy imaging devices)

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Peter was Honorary Treasurer of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine, the professional body representing around 600 medical physicists and engineers working in medicine in Australia and New Zealand. He has been twice the Scientific Director for the major international conference in radiotherapy treatment imaging. He was Track Chair for the radiotherapy verification stream for the World Congress on Medical Physics and Bioengineering in 2012. Peter manages his own research group based at the Calvary Mater Newcastle, including staff supervision, management of budgets and reports.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • medical physics

Teaching expertise

Peter teaches medical physics courses at 4th year level. He has supervised many research higher degree students.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Greer PB, 'Correction of pixel sensitivity variation and off-axis response for amorphous silicon EPID dosimetry', Medical Physics, 32 3558-3578 (2005) [C1]
2003Greer PB, Popescue CC, 'Dosimetric properties of an amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device for verification of dynamic intensity modulated radiation therapy', Medical Physics, 30 1618-1627 (2003) [C1]
2007Greer PB, Vial P, Oliver L, Baldock C, 'Experimental investigation of the response of an amorphous silicon EPID to intensity modulated radiotherapy beams', Medical Physics, 34 4389-4398 (2007) [C1]
2008Vial P, Greer PB, Oliver L, Baldock C, 'Initial evaluation of a commercial EPID modified to a novel direct-detection configuration for radiotherapy dosimetry', Medical Physics, 35 4362-4374 (2008) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

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2011Greer PB, Vial P, 'Epid dosimetry', , American Institute of Physics, Melville 129-144 (2011) [E1]

Journal article (80 outputs)

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2014Monville ME, Kuncic Z, Greer PB, 'Simulation of real-time EPID images during IMRT using Monte-Carlo', PHYSICA MEDICA-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PHYSICS, 30 326-330 (2014) [C1]
2014Blake SJ, McNamara AL, Vial P, Holloway L, Greer PB, Kuncic Z, 'Monte Carlo simulation of the transit dosimetric response of an a-Si electronic portal imaging device', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 489 1-6 (2014) [C1]
2014Fuangrod T, Woodruff HC, Rowshanfarzad P, O'Connor DJ, Middleton RH, Greer PB, 'An independent system for real-time dynamic multileaf collimation trajectory verification using EPID', PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 59 61-81 (2014) [C1]
2014Zwan BJ, King BW, O'Connor DJ, Greer PB, 'Dose-to-water conversion for the backscatter-shielded EPID: a frame-based method to correct for EPID energy response to MLC transmitted radiation.', Med Phys, 41 081716 (2014) [C1]
2014McCowan PM, Rickey DW, Rowshanfarzad P, Greer PB, Ansbacher W, McCurdy BM, 'An investigation of gantry angle data accuracy for cine-mode EPID images acquired during arc IMRT', Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 15 187-201 (2014)
2014Sabet M, Rowshanfarzad P, Menk FW, Greer PB, 'Transit dosimetry in dynamic IMRT with an a-Si EPID', MEDICAL & BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTING, 52 579-588 (2014)
2013King BW, Greer PB, 'A method for removing arm backscatter from EPID images', Medical Physics, 40 (2013) [C1]
2013Woodruff HC, Fuangrod T, Rowshanfarzad P, McCurdy BMC, Greer PB, 'Gantry-angle resolved VMAT pretreatment verification using EPID image prediction', MEDICAL PHYSICS, 40 (2013) [C1]
2013Singh J, Greer PB, White MA, Parker J, Patterson J, Tang CI, et al., 'Treatment-Related Morbidity in Prostate Cancer: A Comparison of 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy With and Without Image Guidance Using Implanted Fiducial Markers', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 85 1018-1023 (2013) [C1]
2013Blake SJ, McNamara AL, Deshpande S, Holloway L, Greer PB, Kuncic Z, Vial P, 'Characterization of a novel EPID designed for simultaneous imaging and dose verification in radiotherapy', MEDICAL PHYSICS, 40 (2013) [C1]
2013Fuangrod T, Woodruff HC, Van Uytven E, McCurdy BMC, Kuncic Z, O'Connor DJ, Greer PB, 'A system for EPID-based real-time treatment delivery verification during dynamic IMRT treatment', Medical Physics, 40 (2013) [C1]
2013Chytyk-Praznik K, VanUytven E, vanBeek TA, Greer PB, McCurdy BMC, 'Model-based prediction of portal dose images during patient treatment', Medical Physics, 40 (2013) [C1]
2013Blake SJ, Vial P, Holloway L, Greer PB, McNamara AL, Kuncic Z, 'Characterization of optical transport effects on EPID dosimetry using Geant4', MEDICAL PHYSICS, 40 (2013) [C1]
2013Ghose S, Holloway L, Lim K, Chan P, Veera J, Vinod SK, et al., 'A survey of cervix segmentation methods in magnetic resonance images', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8198 LNCS 290-298 (2013) [C1]
2012Rowshan Farzad P, Sabet M, O'Connor JD, Greer PB, 'Investigation of the sag in linac secondary collimator and MLC carriage during arc deliveries', Physics in Medicine and Biology, 57 N209-N224 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: John OConnor

2012Rowshan Farzad P, Sabet M, O'Connor JD, McCowan PM, McCurdy BMC, Greer PB, 'Detection and correction for EPID and gantry sag during arc delivery using cine EPID imaging', Medical Physics, 39 623-635 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: John OConnor

2012Chandra SS, Dowling JA, Shen K-K, Raniga P, Pluim JPW, Greer PB, et al., 'Patient specific prostate segmentation in 3-D magnetic resonance images', IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 31 1955-1964 (2012) [C1]
2012Sabet M, Rowshan Farzad P, Vial P, Menk FW, Greer PB, 'Transit dosimetry in IMRT with an a-Si EPID in direct detection configuration', Physics in Medicine and Biology, 57 N295-N306 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Fred Menk

2012Rowshan Farzad P, Sabet M, Barnes MP, O'Connor JD, Greer PB, 'EPID-based verification of the MLC performance for dynamic IMRT and VMAT', Medical Physics, 39 6192-6207 (2012) [C1]
2012Rowshan Farzad P, Sabet M, O'Connor JD, McCowan PM, McCurdy BMC, Greer PB, 'Gantry angle determination during arc IMRT: evaluation of a simple EPID-based technique and two commercial inclinometers', Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 13 203-214 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: John OConnor

2012Rowshan Farzad P, Sabet M, O'Connor JD, Greer PB, 'Impact of backscattered radiation from the bunker structure on EPID dosimetry', Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 13 91-100 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: John OConnor

2012Rowshan Farzad P, Sabet M, O'Connor JD, Greer PB, 'Improvement of Varian a-Si EPID dosimetry measurements using a lead-shielded support-arm', Medical Dosimetry, 37 145-151 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: John OConnor

2012King BW, Morf D, Greer PB, 'Development and testing of an improved dosimetry system using a backscatter shielded electronic portal imaging device', Medical Physics, 39 2839-2847 (2012) [C1]
2012Herschtal A, Foroudi F, Greer PB, Eade TN, Hindson BR, Kron T, 'Finding the optimal statistical model to describe target motion during radiotherapy delivery-a Bayesian approach', Physics in Medicine and Biology, 57 2743-2755 (2012) [C1]
2012Dowling JA, Lambert JA, Parker J, Salvado O, Fripp J, Capp A, et al., 'An atlas-based electron density mapping method for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)-Alone treatment planning and adaptive MRI-Based prostate radiation therapy', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 83 E5-E11 (2012) [C1]
2011Rowshan Farzad P, Sabet M, O'Connor JD, Greer PB, 'Isocenter verification for linac-based stereotactic radiation therapy: review of principles and techniques', Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 12 12 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: John OConnor

2011King BW, Clews L, Greer PB, 'Long-term two-dimensional pixel stability of EPIDs used for regular linear accelerator quality assurance', Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 34 459-466 (2011) [C1]
2011Gustafsson H, Vial P, Kuncic Z, Baldock C, Denham J, Greer PB, 'Direct dose to water dosimetry for pretreatment IMRT verification using a modified EPID', Medical Physics, 38 6257-6264 (2011) [C1]
2011Lambert JA, Greer PB, Menk FW, Patterson J, Parker J, Dahl K, et al., 'MRI-guided prostate radiation therapy planning: Investigation of dosimetric accuracy of MRI-based dose planning', Radiotherapy and Oncology, 98 330-334 (2011) [C1]
2011Rowshan Farzad P, Sabet M, O'Connor JD, Greer PB, 'Verification of the linac isocenter for stereotactic radiosurgery using cine-EPID imaging and arc delivery', Medical Physics, 38 3963-3970 (2011) [C1]
2011Hatton J, Greer PB, Tang C, Wright P, Capp A, Gupta S, et al., 'Does the planning dose-volume histogram represent treatment doses in image-guided prostate radiation therapy? Assessment with cone-beam computerised tomography scans', Radiotherapy and Oncology, 98 162-168 (2011) [C1]
2011Greer PB, Dowling JA, Lambert JA, Fripp J, Parker J, Denham J, et al., 'A magnetic resonance imaging-based workflow for planning radiation therapy for prostate cancer', Medical Journal of Australia, 194 S24-S27 (2011) [C1]
2011Dowling JA, Fripp J, Chandra S, Pluim JPW, Lambert JA, Parker J, et al., 'Fast automatic multi-atlas segmentation of the prostate from 3D MR images', International Workshop on Prostate Cancer Imaging: Image Analysis and Image-Guided Interventions Proceedings (LNCS 6963), 10-21 (2011) [E1]
2011Chandra S, Dowling J, Shen K, Pluim J, Greer PB, Salvado O, Fripp J, 'Automatic segmentation of the prostate in 3D magnetic resonance images using case specific deformable models', Proceedings: 2011 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, DICTA 2011, 7-12 (2011) [E1]
2011Fuangrod T, O'Connor JD, McCurdy BMC, Greer PB, 'Development of EPID-based real time dose verification for dynamic IMRT', Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 80 609-612 (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: John OConnor

2010Rowshan Farzad P, McCurdy BMC, Sabet M, Lee CG, O'Connor JD, Greer PB, 'Measurement and modeling of the effect of support arm backscatter on dosimetry with a Varian EPID', Medical Physics, 37 2269-2278 (2010) [C1]
2010Sabet M, Menk FW, Greer PB, 'Evaluation of an a-Si EPID in direct detection configuration as a water-equivalent dosimeter for transit dosimetry', Medical Physics, 37 1459-1467 (2010) [C1]
2010Rowshan Farzad P, Sabet M, O'Connor JD, Greer PB, 'Reduction of the effect of non-uniform backscatter from an E-type support arm of a Varian a-Si EPID used for dosimetry', Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55 6617-6632 (2010) [C1]
2010Dowling J, Lambert JA, Parker J, Greer PB, Fripp J, Denham J, et al., 'Automatic MRI atlas-based external beam radiation therapy treatment planning for prostate cancer', Prostate Cancer Imaging: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Intervention International Workshop, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2010, Beijing,China, September 24, 2010. Proceedings, 25-33 (2010) [E1]
2010Ansbacher W, Swift C-L, Greer PB, 'An evaluation of cine-mode 3D portal image dosimetry for volumetric modulated arc therapy', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 012022 (2010) [E1]
2009Denham J, Steigler A, Kumar M, Lamb DS, Joseph D, Spry NA, et al., 'Measuring time to biochemical failure in the Trog 96.01 trial: When should the clock start ticking?', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 75 1008-1012 (2009) [C1]
2009Ebert MA, Kenny J, Greer PB, 'Experience converting an RT department to full CT simulation: Technical issues identified during commissioning of a wide-bore scanner', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 53 325-330 (2009) [C1]
2009Clews L, Greer PB, 'An EPID based method for efficient and precise asymmetric jaw alignment quality assurance', Medical Physics, 36 5488-5496 (2009) [C1]
2009Greer PB, Cadman P, Lee CG, Bzdusek K, 'An energy fluence-convolution model for amorphous silicon EPID dose prediction', Medical Physics, 36 547-555 (2009) [C1]
2009Gardner JK, Clews L, Gordon JJ, Wang S, Greer PB, Siebers JV, 'Comparison of sources of exit fluence variation for IMRT', Physics in Medicine and Biology, 54 N451-N458 (2009) [C1]
2009McCurdy BMC, Greer PB, 'Dosimetric properties of an amorphous-silicon EPID used in continuous acquisition mode for application to dynamic and arc IMRT', Medical Physics, 36 3028-3039 (2009) [C1]
2009Vial P, Gustafsson H, Oliver L, Baldock C, Greer PB, 'Direct-detection EPID dosimetry: Investigation of a potential clinical configuration for IMRT verification', Physics in Medicine and Biology, 54 7151-7169 (2009) [C1]
2009Denham J, Kumar M, Gleeson PS, Lamb DS, Joseph D, Atkinson C, et al., 'Recognizing false biochemical failure calls after radiation with or without neo-adjuvant androgen deprivation for prostate cancer', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 74 404-411 (2009) [C1]
2009Haworth A, Kearvell R, Greer PB, Hooton B, Denham J, Lamb D, et al., 'Assuring high quality treatment delivery in clinical trials: Results from the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) study 03.04 'RADAR' set-up accuracy study', Radiotherapy and Oncology, 90 299-306 (2009) [C1]
2009Lee CG, Menk FW, Cadman P, Greer PB, 'A simple approach to using an amorphous silicon EPID to verify IMRT planar dose maps', Medical Physics, 36 984-992 (2009) [C1]
2009Gustafsson H, Vial P, Kuncic Z, Baldock C, Greer PB, 'EPID dosimetry: Effect of different layers of materials on absorbed dose response', Medical Physics, 36 5665-5674 (2009) [C1]
2009Hatton J, McCurdy B, Greer PB, 'Cone beam computerized tomography: The effect of calibration of the Hounsfield unit number to electron density on dose calculation accuracy for adaptive radiation therapy', Physics in Medicine and Biology, 54 N329-N346 (2009) [C1]
2009Wang S, Gardner JK, Gordon JJ, Li W, Clews L, Greer PB, Siebers JV, 'Monte Carlo-based adaptive EPID dose kernel accounting for different field size responses of imagers', Medical Physics, 36 3582-3595 (2009) [C1]
2009Dowling J, Bourgeat P, Raffelt D, Fripp J, Greer PB, Patterson J, et al., 'Nonrigid correction of interleaving artefacts in pelvic MRI', Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, 7259 (2009) [E1]
2008Vial P, Hunt P, Greer P, Oliver L, Baldock C, 'Proceedings of Student Research Symposium of the ACT/NSW Branch of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineering in Medicine Friday 7 December 2007 Slade Lecture Theatre Institute of Medical Physics School of Physics University of Sydney', AUSTRALASIAN PHYSICAL & ENGINEERING SCIENCES IN MEDICINE, 31 63-83 (2008) [C1]
2008Vial P, Hunt P, Greer PB, Oliver L, Baldock C, 'Software tool for portal dosimetry research', Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 31 216-222 (2008) [C1]
2008Greer PB, Dahl K, Ebert MA, Wratten C, White M, Denham J, 'Comparison of prostate set-up accuracy and margins with off-line bony anatomy corrections and online implanted fiducial-based corrections', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 52 511-516 (2008) [C1]
2008Ebert MA, Lambert JA, Greer PB, 'CT-ED conversion on a GE Lightspeed-RT scanner: Influence of scanner settings', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 31 154-159 (2008) [C1]
2008Vial P, Greer PB, Oliver L, Baldock C, 'Initial evaluation of a commercial EPID modified to a novel direct-detection configuration for radiotherapy dosimetry', Medical Physics, 35 4362-4374 (2008) [C1]
2008Greer PB, Dahl K, Ebert MA, White M, Wratten C, Ostwald PM, et al., 'Assessment of a daily online implanted fiducial marker-guided prostate radiotherapy process', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 52 517-524 (2008) [C1]
2008Vial P, Greer PB, Hunt P, Oliver L, Baldock C, 'The impact of MLC transmitted radiation on EPID dosimetry for dynamic MLC beams', Medical Physics, 35 1267-1277 (2008) [C1]
2008Denham J, Steigler A, Wilcox C, Lamb DS, Joseph D, Atkinson C, et al., 'Time to biochemical failure and prostate-specific antigen doubling time as surrogates for prostate cancer-specific mortality: evidence from the TROG 96.01 randomised controlled trial', Lancet Oncology, 9 1058-1068 (2008) [C1]
2007Greer PB, Barnes MP, 'Investigation of an amorphous silicon EPID for measurement and quality assurance of enhanced dynamic wedge', Physics in Medicine and Biology, 52 1075-1087 (2007) [C1]
2007Greer PB, 'Off-axis dose response characteristics of an amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device', Medical Physics, 34 3815-3824 (2007) [C1]
2007Greer PB, Vial P, Oliver L, Baldock C, 'Experimental investigation of the response of an amorphous silicon EPID to intensity modulated radiotherapy beams', Medical Physics, 34 4389-4398 (2007) [C1]
2006Vial P, Oliver L, Greer PB, Baldock C, 'An experimental investigation into the radiation field offset of a dynamic multileaf collimator', Physics in Medicine and Biology, 51 5517-5538 (2006) [C1]
2005Ludbrook JJS, Greer PB, Blood P, D'Yachkova Y, Coldman A, Beckham WA, et al., 'Correction Of Systematic Setup Errors in Prostate Radiation Therapy: How Many Images to Perform?', Medical Dosimetry, 30 76-84 (2005) [C1]
2005Greer PB, 'Correction of pixel sensitivity variation and off-axis response for amorphous silicon EPID dosimetry', Medical Physics, 32 3558-3578 (2005) [C1]
2003Greer PB, Beckham WA, 'The effect of leaf width and sampling distance on the ''stair-stepping'' of field borders defined by multileaf collimators', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 26 44-51 (2003) [C1]
2003Greer PB, Beckham WA, 'Improving the resolution of intensity modulated delivery by reducing the MLC leaf sampling distance', Medical Physics, 30 2793-2801 (2003) [C1]
2003Greer PB, Popescue CC, 'Dosimetric properties of an amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device for verification of dynamic intensity modulated radiation therapy', Medical Physics, 30 1618-1627 (2003) [C1]
2002Popescu C, Greer P, Wells D, 'Use of an amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device for dynamic multileaf collimator quality assurance', MEDICAL PHYSICS, 29 1366-1366 (2002)
2000Greer PB, van Doom T, 'A design for a dual assembly multileaf collimator', MEDICAL PHYSICS, 27 2242-2255 (2000)
2000Greer PB, van Doorn T, 'Evaluation of an algorithm for the assessment of the MTF using an edge method', MEDICAL PHYSICS, 27 2048-2059 (2000)
1998Greer PB, Mortensen TM, Rad DT, Jose CC, 'Comparison of two methods for anterior-posterior isocenter localization in pelvic radiotherapy using electronic portal imaging', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 41 1193-1199 (1998)
1998Greer PB, Jose CC, Matthews JHL, 'Set-up variation of patients treated with radiotherapy to the prostate measured with an electronic portal imaging device', Australasian Radiology, 42 207-212 (1998)
1997Greer PB, Mortensen TM, 'Anterior-posterior treatment localization in pelvic radiotherapy: Tattoos or fixed couch-to-isocentre distance', Medical Dosimetry, 22 43-46 (1997)
1996Greer PB, 'Image timing and detector performance of a matrix ion-chamber electronic portal imaging device', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 19 264-269 (1996)
1994HODGKINSON IJ, GREER PB, MOLTENO ACB, 'PAINT-SPREAD FUNCTION FOR LIGHT SCATTERED IN THE HUMAN OCULAR FUNDUS', JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A-OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION, 11 479-486 (1994)
1993Greer PB, Molteno ACB, Hodgkinson IJ, 'Reflected line spread function of the human ocular fundus', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 16 168-173 (1993)
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Conference (65 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Lee D, Greer PB, Arm J, Keall P, Kim T, 'Audiovisual biofeedback improves image quality and reduces scan time for respiratory-gated 3D MRI', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Melbourne, Australia (2014) [E1]
2014Monville ME, Kuncic Z, Greer PB, 'An improved Monte-Carlo model of the Varian EPID separating support arm and rear-housing backscatter', XVII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN RADIATION THERAPY (ICCR 2013), Australasian Coll Phys Scientists & Engineers Med, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (2014) [E1]
2014Dowling JA, Burdett N, Greer PB, Sun J, Parker J, Pichler P, et al., 'Automatic Atlas Based Electron Density and Structure Contouring for MRI-based Prostate Radiation Therapy on the Cloud', Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2014)
2013Woodruff HC, Greer PB, '3D Dose reconstruction: Banding artefacts in cine mode EPID images during VMAT delivery', 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 3D RADIATION DOSIMETRY (IC3DDOSE), Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2013) [E1]
2013Greer PB, '3D EPID based dosimetry for pre-treatment verification of VMAT - methods and challenges', 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 3D RADIATION DOSIMETRY (IC3DDOSE), Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2013) [E1]
2013McNamara AL, Blake SJ, Vial P, Holloway L, Greer PB, Kuncic Z, 'Evaluating radiation damage to scintillating plastic fibers with Monte Carlo simulations', MEDICAL IMAGING 2013: PHYSICS OF MEDICAL IMAGING, Lake Buena Vista, FL (2013) [E1]
2013Sun J, Dowling J, Menk F, Stanwell P, Salvado O, Parker J, Greer P, 'Investigation on CIVCO coil mount for MR-based prostate treatment planning', Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Gold Coast, Australia (2013) [E3]
2012Fuangrod T, Woodruff H, Vanuytven E, McCurdy B, O'Connor JD, Greer PB, 'Simulations of real-time geometric and dosimetic verification system using EPID', Medical Physics, Charlotte, NC (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: John OConnor

2012Whelan B, Kumar S, Dowling J, Lambert JA, Lim K, Salvado O, et al., 'Requirements for the accuracy of electron density data planning for MRI based cervix cancer treatment planning', Medical Physics, Charlotte, NC (2012) [E3]
2012Blake S, Vial P, Holloway L, McNamara A, Greer PB, Kuncic Z, 'Sensitivity analysis of an electronic portal imaging device Monte Carlo model to variations in optical transport parameters', Medical Physics, Charlotte, NC (2012) [E3]
2012King BW, Greer PB, 'A method to remove support arm backscatter from EPID images', Medical Physics, 0094-2405 (2012) [E3]
2012Vial P, Deshpande S, Blake S, McNamara A, Holloway L, Greer PB, Kuncic Z, 'First experiments of a prototype device for simultaneous imaging and dose verification in radiotherapy', Medical Physics, Charlotte, NC (2012) [E3]
2011Lambert JA, Dowling J, Menk FW, Parker J, Capp A, Denham J, et al., 'MR-based dose calculation for prostate radiotherapy using atlas-based auto-segmentation', Medical Physics, Vancouver, BC (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Fred Menk

2011McCowan P, Rickey D, Rowshan Farzad P, Ansbacher W, Greer PB, McCurdy B, 'Precise gantry angle determination for EPID images during rotational IMRT', Medical Physics, Vancouver, BC (2011) [E3]
2011King BR, Morf D, Greer PB, 'Investigation of a modified backscatter-shielded EPID dosimetry system for improved IMRT verification', Medical Physics, Vancouver, BC (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: B King

2011Blake S, Vial P, Holloway L, Greer PB, Kuncic Z, 'An investigation into optical photon transport effects on electronic portal imaging performance using Geant4', Medical Physics, Vancouver, BC (2011) [E3]
2011Rowshan Farzad P, Sabet M, McCowan P, McCurdy B, O'Connor JD, Greer PB, 'A new method for linear accelerator characterization for VMAT using Cine-EPID', Medical Physics, Vancouver, BC (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: John OConnor

2010Vial P, Kunic Z, Gustafsson H, Oliver L, Sabet M, Baldock C, Greer PB, 'Developing a next generation detector for radiotherapy treatment verification', Sydney Cancer Conference 2010. Profiling Risk, Personalising Treatment and Predicting Outcomes. Conference Program and Abstract Book, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Dowling J, Bourgeat P, Raffelt D, Fripp J, Greer PB, Patterson J, et al., 'Non-rigid correction of interleaving artefacts in pelvic MRI', Medical Imaging 2009: Image Processing, Lake Buena Vista, FL (2009) [E1]
2009Gustafsson H, Vial P, Kuncic Z, Baldock C, Denham J, Greer PB, 'Intensity modulated radiation therapy verification with a novel modified EPID design', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009Dowling J, Neubert A, Fripp J, Bourgeat P, Patterson J, Denham J, et al., 'Atlas-based, automatic segmentation of the pelvis for prostate radiotherapy planning', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009Rowshan Farzad P, Sabet M, McCurdy BMC, O'Connor JD, Greer PB, 'A measurement-based model for backscatter from an a-Si EPID support arm to improve IMRT dose verification', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: John OConnor

2009McCurdy BMC, Greer PB, 'Dosimetric properties of an EPID for real-time dose verification', Medical Physics, Victoria, Canada (2009) [E3]
2009Sabet M, Menk FW, Greer PB, 'Investigation of the effect of dose rate variations on response of an a-Si EPID in clinical and modified configurations', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009Hatton J, Capp A, Gupta S, Tang C, Wright P, Greer PB, 'Assessment of dose delivered during prostate radiotherapy using cone beam CT scans for adaptive radiotherapy', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Joan Hatton

2009Sabet M, Menk FW, Greer PB, 'Evaluation of a modified amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device for transit dosimetry', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2008Lee CG, Greer PB, Menk FW, 'The effect of non-uniform backscatter on EPID dosimetry', EPSM ABEC 2008: Innovations in Patient Care: Conference Handbook, Christchurch, NZ (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Fred Menk

2008Hatton J, Greer PB, 'Evaluation of cone beam CT data for dose calculation in adaptive planning', EPSM ABEC 2008: Innovations in Patient Care: Conference Handbook, Christchurch, NZ (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Joan Hatton

2008Lambert JA, Greer PB, Patterson J, Dowling J, Salvado O, Menk FW, 'Bulk electron density treatment planning for MRI-based prostate radiotherapy', EPSM ABEC 2008: Innovations in Patient Care: Conference Handbook, Christchurch, NZ (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Fred Menk

2008Vial P, Greer PB, Lee CG, Gustafsson H, Oliver L, Baldock C, 'Contributing factors in the field size response of an EPID', EPSM ABEC 2008: Innovations in Patient Care: Conference Handbook, Christchurch, NZ (2008) [E3]
2007Greer PB, Cadman P, Bzdusek K, 'A Fluence-convolution model for prediction of amorphous silicon EPID IMRT images', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Fremantle, WA (2007) [E3]
2007Clews L, Greer PB, 'Linear accelerator quality assurance with an a-Si EPID', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Fremantle, WA (2007) [E3]
2007Denham J, Joseph D, Lamb D, Tai KH, Turner S, Matthews J, et al., 'Reasons for initial PSA (iPSA) and biochemical failure (BF) being poor predictors of prostate cancer (PC) mortality', European Journal of Cancer Supplements (ECCO 14 Abstract Book), Barcelona, Spain (2007) [E3]
2007Tehovnik T, Greer PB, Carolan M, Ansbacher W, Metcalfe P, 'Three dimensional dose verification for IMRT using amorphous silicon EPIDS', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Fremantle, WA (2007) [E3]
2007Ebert MA, Lambert JA, Greer PB, 'CT-number dependence on KV/MA settings - Influence of auto-mA', EPSM-ABEC 2007. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine. Proceedings, Fremantle, WA (2007) [E3]
2007Vial P, Hunt P, Greer PB, Oliver L, Baldock C, 'A comparison of portal dosimetry and dose to water measurements of IMRT beams', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Fremantle, WA (2007) [E3]
2007Hatton J, Tehovnik T, Greer PB, 'Investigation of an objective comparison of measured and calculated profiles using dose and distance to agreement', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Fremantle, WA (2007) [E3]
2007Lee C, Greer PB, Cadman P, 'A simple approach to using the AS500 amorphous silicon EPID to verify IMRT fields', Radiotherapy & Oncology, Barcelona, Spain (2007) [E3]
2007Popescu C, Greer PB, 'Eclipse AAA Vs Pinnacle dose prediction for transit dosimetry: Comparison with Monte Carlo', Radiotherapy & Oncology, Barcelona, Spain (2007) [E3]
2007Greer PB, Clews L, 'Comprehensive linear accelerator quality assurance with an A-SI EPID', Radiotherapy & Oncology, Barcelona, Spain (2007) [E3]
2007Popescu C, Greer P, 'Eclipse AAA versus pinnacle dose prediction for transit dosimetry: Comparison with Monte Carlo', RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY, Toronto, CANADA (2007)
2006Greer PB, Dahl K, Ostwald PM, Denham J, Lau P, Hughes C, White M, 'An investigation of MRI dose planning for high precision prostate radiotherapy', Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Noosa, Australia (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Patricia Ostwald

2006Lee CG, Greer PB, Menk FW, 'Determination of optimal depth in water for comparison of planning system dose maps and EPID images', Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Noosa, Australia (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Fred Menk

2006Greer PB, Dahl K, Ostwald PM, Pichler P, Denham J, Wratten C, White M, 'Initial clinical experience with implanted fiducial guided prostate radiotherapy', Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Noosa, Australia (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Patricia Ostwald

2006Greer PB, 'Preliminary investigaton of the effect of a-Si EPID spectral response on IMRT dosimetry', EPI2K6: Programme and Abstracts, Melbourne, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006Greer PB, Cadman P, Bzdusek K, Carolan M, 'A fluence-convolution model for prediction of dosimetric EPID images incorporating off-axis spectral response', EPI2K6: Programme and Abstracts, Melbourne, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006Haworth A, Kearvell R, Price S, Greer PB, Baily M, Hooton B, et al., 'The radar set-up accuracy study', EPI2K6: Programme and Abstracts, Melbourne, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006Kenny J, Greer PB, Ebert MA, 'Generation of low kV portal images from a linear accelerator with an aSi EPID and an external imaging target', EPI2K6: Programme and Abstracts, Melbourne, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006Denham J, Joseph D, Lamb D, Tai K, Turner S, Matthews J, et al., 'The biological significance of longitudinal changes in PSA; Doubling time during biochemical failure', Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Philadelphia, PA (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Allison Steigler

2006Denham J, Joseph D, Lamb D, Tai K-H, Turner S, Matthews J, et al., 'The biological significance of longitudinal changes in PSA; Doubling time during biochemical failure', RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY, Leipzig, GERMANY (2006)
2006Lamb D, Denham J, Joseph D, Tai K, Turner S, Matthews J, et al., 'The biological significance of longitudinal changes in PSA; Post treatment variations and mistaken biochemical failure', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, Philadelphia, PA (2006)
2006Haworth A, Joseph D, Lamb D, Duchesne G, Kearvell R, Hooton B, et al., 'Quality control studies for radiation delivery in a multicentre prostate cancer clinical trial', RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY, Leipzig, GERMANY (2006)
2006Joseph D, Lamb D, Denham J, Tai K-H, Turner S, Matthews J, et al., 'The biological significance of longitudinal changes in PSA; Post treatment variation sand mistaken biochemical failure.', RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY, Leipzig, GERMANY (2006)
2005Dempsey CL, Greer PB, 'Verification of step-and-shoot breast compensator IMRT fields with an amorphous silicon EPID', Radiotherapy & Oncology, Lisboa, Portugal (2005) [E3]
2005Greer PB, Barnes M, 'The two-dimensional dosimetric stability of the aS500 amorphous silicon EPID for measurement of absolute dose and beam profiles', Radiotherapy & Oncology, Lisboa, Portugal (2005) [E3]
2005Greer PB, Barnes M, 'Assessment of the aS500 amorphous silicon EPID for measurement of enhanced dynamic wedge', Radiotherapy & Oncology, Lisboa, Portugal (2005) [E3]
2005Ebrahimpour H, Greer PB, Ebert MA, Ourselin S, Popescu D, 'Evaluation of Art and Feildkamp Algorithms for Megavoltage CT', EPSM 2005 Conference Handbook, Adelaide (2005) [E3]
2005Greer PB, 'The off-axis response of an amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device', Radiotherapy & Oncology, Lisboa, Portugal (2005) [E3]
2004Greer PB, 'Assessment of an amorphous silicon epid for quality assurance of enhanced dynamic wedge', Conference handbook, Geelong, Victoria (2004) [E3]
2004Greer PB, 'An investigation of dose and beam profile dosimetry with an amorphous silicon epid', Conference Handbook, Geelong, Victoria (2004) [E3]
2004Greer PB, Kenny J, 'Implementation of virtual simulation with a side-bore multislice helical CT scanner', Conference Handbook, Geelong, Victoria (2004) [E3]
2004Greer PB, 'Prediction of transmitted portal dose for in-vivo dosimetry by a superposition-convolution planning system', Conference Handbook, Geelong, Victoria (2004) [E3]
2004Greer PB, 'On-line imaging during treatment', Program and Abstract Book, Canberra (2004) [E3]
2004Kenny J, Ebert MA, Greer PB, 'Generation of low KV X-ray portal images with mega-voltage electron beams', Conference Handbook, Geelong, Victoria (2004) [E3]
2003Greer PB, Chaney J, Bremner L, Graham C, 'Comparison of Inter-Observer Variability in Portal Image Registration with Single and Double-Exposure Images', CD-Rom, Sydney (2003) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants34
Total funding$5,298,310

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2014 (1 grants)

Renewing Intersect's share of the National Computational Infrastructure's peak facility$40,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Evatt Hawkes, Professor Marc Wilkins, Assoc. Prof Aibing Yu, Professor Michael Ferry, Dr Graham Ball, Professor Geraint Lewis, Professor Dietmar Muller, Professor Leo Radom, Professor Catherine Stampfl, Dr Jeffrey Reimers, Associate Professor Christopher Poulton, Associate Professor Michael Ford, Dr Adel Rahmani, Dr Matthew Arnold, Dr Kei-Wai Cheung, Professor Mark Johnson, Associate Professor Orsola De Marco, Associate Professor Frans Henskens, Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Dr Haibo Yu, Professor Willy Susilo, Professor Abdulkadir Sajeev, Associate Professor Cedric Gondro, Associate Professor Chunhui Yang, Dr Ming Zhao, Professor Graham King, Professor Terry Bossomaier, Professor Arthur Georges
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020142014
GNo:G1300203

2013 (3 grants)

Safety and Quality: IMRT Treatment Delivery Accuracy$200,000
Funding Body: ROI (Radiation Oncology Institute) USA

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Dr Jarad Martin, Professor Paul Keall, Dr Michael Lovelock, Dr Yoshiya Yamada, Dr Boyd McCurdy, Dr James Butler, Dr Jeffrey Siebers, Associate Professor Elisabeth Weiss
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$200,00020132014
GNo:G1300205

The Australian MRI-Linac Program: Improving cancer treatment through real-time image guided adaptive radiotherapy$142,635
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Paul Keall, Professor Michael Barton, Professor Stuart Crozier, Conjoint Professor Peter Greer
SchemeRole
Program GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$142,63520132017
GNo:G1200920

Pre-treatment verification of VMAT and in-vivo verification of patient treatments$50,146
Funding Body: Calvary Mater Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Dr Jarad Martin, Professor Paul Keall, Dr Michael Lovelock, Dr Yoshiya Yamada, Dr Boyd McCurdy, Dr James Butler, Dr Jeffrey Siebers, Associate Professor Elisabeth Weiss
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,14620132013
GNo:G1300893

2012 (7 grants)

An adaptable and dedicated linear accelerator for medical radiation research$600,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$600,00020122013
GNo:178954884

Optimising radiation therapy delivery for cancer patients using daily image guidance to maximize cure and reduce normal tissue side effects$494,436
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$494,43620122014
GNo:178954876

Development of high precision MRI based prostate cancer radiation therapy$300,000
Funding Body: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

SchemeRole
Young Investigator GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$300,00020122013
GNo:178954892

Project EVA: an environmentally responsible facility for interdisciplinary supercomputing applications$263,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Optimising radiation therapy delivery for cancer patients using daily image guidance to maximize cure and reduce normal tissue side effects$67,877
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Farshad Foroudi, Dr Thomas Eade, Professor Tomas Kron, Dr David Ball, Conjoint Professor Peter Greer
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$67,87720122014
GNo:G1200358

Implementation of EPID imaging infrastructure for research and development$27,560
Funding Body: Calvary Mater Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,56020122013
GNo:G1201179

An adaptable and dedicated linear accelerator for medical radiation research$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Paul Keall, Associate Professor Michael Jackson, Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld, Professor Michael Barton, Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Dr Philip Vial, Professor Clive Baldock, Professor Peter Metcalfe, Professor David Thwaites, Dr Zdenka Kuncic, Dr Lois Holloway, Dr Stephen Bosi, Dr Enid Eslick, Mr Simon Downes
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1100816

2011 (4 grants)

Does the initial treatment plan predict doses delivered to normal tissues during prostate radiation therapy$349,794
Funding Body: Cancer Council NSW

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Dr Jason Dowling, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Dr Olivier Salvado
SchemeRole
Research ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$349,79420112013
GNo:G1000377

A next generation detector for radiotherapy treatment verification with dual capability for simultaneous imaging and dosimetry$336,125
Funding Body: Cancer Council NSW

SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$336,12520112013
GNo:178954900

The Pierre and Marie Curie GPU computing servers$27,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Pablo Moscato, Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Associate Professor Regina Berretta, Doctor Carlos Riveros
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,00020112011
GNo:G1100032

PULSE Early Career Medical Researcher of the Year Award$10,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer
SchemeRole
PULSE Early Career Researcher of the Year AwardChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112011
GNo:G1001047

2010 (5 grants)

Real-time dose monitoring for patient safety in radiation therapy$360,000
Funding Body: Cancer Council NSW

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Dr Boyd McCurdy, Dr Zdenka Kuncic, Professor Clive Baldock, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$360,00020102012
GNo:G0190320

Making radiotherapy safer and more accurate: Developing detector technology for the next generation in treatment verification systems$198,000
Funding Body: Cancer Institute NSW

SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$198,00020102010
GNo:108514767

Adaptive Radiotherapy Incorporating Patient Dosimetry Feedback$120,000
Funding Body: Cancer Care Manitoba

SchemeRole
Cancer Care Manitoba Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$120,00020102011
GNo:108514775

Equipment to assess the accuracy of image-guided and advanced technology used in radiotherapy clinical trials$94,058
Funding Body: Cancer Institute NSW

SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$94,05820102010
GNo:108514721

Investigation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Prostate Radiation Therapy Planing (PHD Top-up)$40,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Professor Fred Menk
SchemeRole
Research Higher Degree Support GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020102011
GNo:G0900135

2009 (3 grants)

Investigation of a new electronic portal imaging device for radiation therapy dose delivery$393,441
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Professor Clive Baldock, Dr Zdenka Kuncic, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$393,44120092011
GNo:G0188893

Improving patient outcomes of radiotherapy treatments$365,375
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$365,37520092011
GNo:37269624

An investigation of adaptive radiation therapy for improved prostate cancer treatment outcomes$21,000
Funding Body: Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital

SchemeRole
Wig Week Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$21,00020092009
GNo:110507110

2008 (2 grants)

An investigation of pre-treatment cone-beam CT and adaptive planning for improved prostate cancer radiotherapy$68,531
Funding Body: Cancer Institute NSW

SchemeRole
Career Development FellowshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$68,53120082008
GNo:110507162

Radiation therapy treatment planning research infrastructure$23,000
Funding Body: Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital

SchemeRole
Coalfields and Wig Week GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$23,00020082008
GNo:110507150

2007 (5 grants)

High precision MRI based prostate radiotherapy$301,750
Funding Body: Cancer Council NSW

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Dr Sebastien Ourselin, Dr Martin Ebert, Doctor Trish Ostwald, Dr Peter Lau
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$301,75020072009
GNo:G0186637

Improving the Verification of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Dose Delivery with Flat-Panel Imagers$139,500
Funding Body: Cancer Council NSW

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Dr Martin Ebert, Mr Patrick Cadman, Professor Clive Baldock, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$139,50020072008
GNo:G0186639

On-line verification of patient dose delivery in radiotherapy$25,000
Funding Body: Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital

SchemeRole
Wig Week Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020072007
GNo:110507191

Improving the verification of intensity modulated radiation therapy with flat panel imagers$23,196
Funding Body: Calvary Mater Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Professor Clive Baldock, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$23,19620072008
GNo:G0188380

Medical modelling computing grid$15,432
Funding Body: Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital

SchemeRole
Coalfields EquipmentChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,43220072007
GNo:110507205

2005 (2 grants)

NSW centre for research into quality of radiation therapy delivery$102,454
Funding Body: Cancer Institute NSW

Project Team
Dr Martin Ebert, Mrs Kristie Harrison, Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward, Conjoint Professor Peter Greer
SchemeRole
Infrastructure GrantsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$102,45420052005
GNo:G0185063

Real-time dosimetry for intensity-modulated radiotherapy$9,000
Funding Body: Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital

SchemeRole
Margaret Mitchell Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00020052005
GNo:110507235

2004 (2 grants)

Image-based in vivo patient and organ localisation in external beam radiotherapy$58,000
Funding Body: Cure Cancer Australia Foundation

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Greer
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$58,00020042004
GNo:G0183186

Production of diagnostic-quality X-rays from a megavoltage radiotherapy beam$17,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Dr Martin Ebert, Conjoint Professor Peter Greer
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,00020042004
GNo:G0183750
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL3.3

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Physics)Principal SupervisorRemote EPID Based Verification if IMRT and VMAT Delivery for Clinical Trials
20132017PhD (Physics)Principal SupervisorIn Vivo Dosimetry and Intrafraction Motion During Prostate Radiotherapy
20132017PhD (Physics)Principal SupervisorInvestigations of EPID Based Dosimetry Methods for Use in MRI-Linac Radiotherapy
20122016PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorDevelopment of Real-Time 3D Treatment Verification System using Electronic Portal Imaging Device (EPID) for Radiation Therapy
20112015PhD (Physics)Principal SupervisorDevelopment of MRI atlas-based treatment planning including the patient movement factor in the adaptive radiotherapy.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013M Philosophy (Medical Physics)Principal SupervisorDevelopment of Epid-Based Real-Time Dosimetry and Geometry in Radiation Therapy
2013PhD (Physics)Principal SupervisorInvestigation of Magnetic Resonance lmaging for Prostate Radiation Therapy Planning With Cone-Beam CT-Based Image Guided Radiation Therapy
2012PhD (Physics)Principal SupervisorImprovement of EPID-based Techniques for Dosimetry and Investigation of Linac Mechanical Performance in Advanced Radiotherapy
2012PhD (Physics)Principal SupervisorInvestigation of a Modified Electronic Portal Imaging Device for Improving Dosimetry in Radiotherapy
2011M Philosophy (Physics)Principal SupervisorElectronic Portal Imaging for Verification of Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
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Conjoint Professor Peter Greer

Work Phone(02) 4014 3689
Fax(02) 4014 3169
Email
PositionConjoint Professor
Medical Physics Group
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPhysics
Office
5.09 C, Radiation Oncology Department,
Mater Hospital,
Mater
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/peter-greer