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.
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.