IPOPFG, EPE Porto, Portugal

MEDICAL PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, MEDICAL PHYSICS AND RADIATION PROTECTION GROUP

The main mission of IPOPFG, EPE is to provide health care to the population with cancer, with the highest quality, efficiency and human rights respect as well as to develop research, training and education in all oncology related fields of science.

The Medical Physics Service integrates 9 Physicists and 4 Technologists.


Major equipment resources involved in the Medical Physics Department activity

Radiotherapy:
8 Linear accelerators
− IMRT
− RapidArc
− IGRT
− Radiosurgery
− Intraoperative Radiotherapy
3 External Beam Therapy TPS, 1 HDR remote afterloader, 2 PDR remote afterloaders, 2 Brachytherapy TPS, 1MRI, 2 CT

Nuclear Medicine:
1 PET/CT, 4 gamma cameras, 1 DEXA, 9 ambient radiation level monitors, 2 scintillation chamber well counters,
1 Ge-68/Ga-68 peptide labeling module, 3 dose calibrators, 1 external thyroid counter

Radiology:
1 MRI, 2 CT, Mammography, Conventional Radiology


Dosimetry and QA resources involved in the Medical Physics Department activity:

Radiotherapy

  • PTW Seven29 Matrix
  • PTW OCTAVIUS
  • PTW DAVID
  • Several PTW ion chambers, well chambers
    and solid state detectors
  • Several PTW Electrometers
  • 3 MP3 Water Phantoms
  • PTW diode in vivo dosimetry system
  • IMRT and Radiosurgery phantoms from other companies
  • Radochromic film dosimetry
  • Mosfet in vivo dosimetry system
  • EPID Dosimetry system

Nuclear Medicine

  • Several phantoms for QA of PET/CT, gamma cameras and activity determination devices (linearity, uniformity, sensibility, energy resolution, spatial resolution, etc.)

Radiology

  • PTW test patterns
  • PTW radiology detector and ion chambers
  • PTW DIADOS and DIAVOLT
  • NORMI 4/FLU PTW T42027
  • Candelameter PTW 54001
  • X-Check Beam PTW
  • Mammography phantoms
  • Several other phantoms
 
 
Projects and activities

- Quality control, Clinical Dosimetry, Basic dosimetry, Radiologic Protection, Individual monitoring
- Equipment selection and commissioning
- Formation and training/ professional and post-graduation level
- IORT, IMRT, TBI

Research activities

- Radiotherapy protocols optimization, Radiation Protection, New Quality Control methodologies
- Institutional protocol with Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
- Collaboration with Universidade de Aveiro research groups
- Collaboration with Instituto Tecnológico Nuclear

 
Contacts:

Joana Lencart
Medical Physics Department
joana.lencart[at]ipoporto.min-saude.pt

João Santos
Medical Physics and Radiation Protection Group
j.a.miranda.santos[at]gmail.com

IPOPFG, EPE
Serviço de Física Médica
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida,
4200-072 Porto
T. 22 5084000 F. 225084001

www.ipoporto.min-saude.pt
http://sites.google.com/site/ipoportoresearchcenter/researchgroups/medicalphysics