The Head and Neck Imaging – Beyond Matching symposium; organised in conjunction with the World Radiography Day.
This symposium aims to bring together radiation therapists from different institutions to share knowledge, expertise and to learn from each other. It also provides an excellent opportunity for radiation therapists to renew existing friendships and forge new relationships.
Imaging for NPC Radiotherapy - The Radiation Oncologist's Perspective
Dr Timothy Cheo,
Timothy Cheo (M.B.B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.R.) is a consultant in radiation oncologist with the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS), with subspecialty interests in radiotherapy in palliative patients, head and neck cancers, sarcoma and skin cancers. He obtained his medical degree from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANCZR).
The principles of 2D Image Registration for Head and Neck Patients
Sin Sze Yarn,
Advanced Practitioner Radiation Therapist (Head & Neck)
Ms Sin Sze Yarn is the Advanced Practitioner Radiation Therapist (APRT) from National Cancer Centre Singapore. She graduated Masters in Radiation Therapy from MONASH University and has been practicing since 2004, followed by specializing in Head and Neck (HN) APRT since 2012. Her international experiences include posters and oral presentation done in USA, Australia, Taiwan and Malaysia. She is the first HN APRT in Singapore that has acquired an in depth knowledge of clinical assessment and imaging in HN radiotherapy. She has succeeded in approving images for the HN ROs and she runs a toxicity assessment clinic for NPC patients. In addition, she writes HN imaging protocol for 2D and 3D imaging along with a comprehensive teaching and assessment for RTs.
General Principles of 3D Imaging Protocol - The Broader Picture
Senior Radiation Therapist
Michelle Muhundan has worked at NCIS for 11 years, seconded to the Radiotherapy Centre (RTC) @ TTSH for the entirety of that period. In her time at the RTC, she was trained with the Siemens Primus machine system and subsequently was part of the pioneer team that received training for the new Varian Trilogy machine when it was purchased in 2013. Michelle has also received training in Planning and in CT Simulation.
She has held appointments as Clinical supervisor and Environmental Health and Safety Champion during her time at TTSH. Michelle graduated from London South Bank University in 2011 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Radiographic Studies.
Teng Kie Yin
Senior Radiation Therapist
A graduate from RMIT with honours and have been with NCIS since 2010. This year we had revised our department’s imaging protocol at TTSH. Together as a team, we worked closely to review and improve our imaging protocol. The new changes have since been implemented from early July 2019.
Head and Neck Imaging - Past, Present and Future
Principal Radiation Therapist
Wendy is a Principal Radiation Therapist in NCIS. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiation Technology) and has a master of social science (counselling) and master of gerontology. She has worked as Radiation therapist for more than 20 years in Singapore and Hong Kong. Wendy's central interest area are image guided radiation therapy and psychosocial in oncology.
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