NSMP 2014: proceedings published online


The National Seminar on Medical Physics (NSMP) is a scientific conference organised every two years by the Malaysian Association of Medical Physics (MAMP). Its purpose is to provide a platform for researchers, medical physicists and clinicians from Malaysia and surrounding nations to discuss recent research and development advances in medical imaging and radiotherapy.

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NSMP 2014, the 9th national medical physics conference was held in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on 5 April 2014. Organised in parallel with the College of Radiology (COR) Malaysia Scientific Meeting, the theme for the 9th NSMP was "Advances in Multidisciplinary Research and Clinical Practice".

Sixty-four participants from universities and hospitals attended the conference, which saw 17 oral contributions and 12 posters presented. The meeting also included three invited lectures:

• Hybrid imaging: research and clinical practice David Townsend, A*STAR-National University Singapore Clinical Imaging Research Centre • Outline of treatment planning for carbon-ion radiotherapyNobuyuki Kanematsu, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan • Implementing medical physics clinical training programme in Malaysia: challenges and experiences Noriah Jamal, Malaysian Nuclear Agency

The proceedings of this conference have now been published in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series (J. Phys.: Conf. Ser.546 011001-012022). The collection includes 22 manuscripts, all of which were peer reviewed by expert referees.

The papers encompass five topics: medical imaging, including radiography, MRI and functional MRI; nuclear medicine, including PET and gamma imaging; radiation therapy; radiation protection and dosimetry; and biomedical engineering. All articles are free to access.


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