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Robins Receives Royal Society Award

Congratulations to Marthony Robins, medical physics PhD candidate, for receiving the Royal Society award to attend the Commonwealth Science Conference in Singapore (June 2017). The conference aims to celebrate excellence in science, provide opportunities for cooperation between researchers, build understanding about policy issues of common interest and encourage scientific capacity building in Commonwealth countries. Marthony will be discussing medical physics both broadly as a field and specifically in the area of developing hybrid datasets (actual patient images with computationally embedded virtual lesions with known volume, morphology and texture) for standardization of segmentation and volume estimation tools. Such tools are commonly used in clinical practice for diagnostic, prognostic and treatment response purposes, however, with widely varying accuracy from one algorithm to the other. The goal is to inspire change toward pursuing acceptable segmentation and volume estimation tool performance measures.