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Medical Physics During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Global Perspectives in Clinical Practice, Education and Research579
Spreading to every corner of the Earth, the COVID-19 virus has had an unparalleled impact on all aspects of our lives. This book explores in detail how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected clinical practice, education, and research in medical physics, and how colleagues on the frontline dealt with this unpredictable and unprecedented pandemic. It tackles key questions such as: How did medical physicists first respond to the situation? What innovative strategies were taken and how effective were they? How are medical physicists preparing for the future? There will be a focus on the different experiences of regional medical physicists and the responses and outlooks in clinical practice, education, and research in the affected continents, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and North and Latin America. With over 91 contributors from 39 countries, this unique resource contains key perspectives from teams from each territory to ensure a global range of accounts. The collective opinion and wisdom from the major medical physics journal editors-in-chief are also explored, alongside how the pandemic has affected the quantity and quality of publications. Voices of early-career researchers and students of medical physics will be included, with narratives of their experiences coping with life during the pandemic. Lastly, communicating leadership in times of adversity is highlighted. This book will be a historic account of the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the field of medical physics. It will be an ideal reference for medical physicists, medical physics trainees and students, hospital administrators, regulators, and healthcare professionals allied with medical physics. Key features: The first book to cover the impact of COVID-19 on the field of medical physics Edited by two experts in the field, with chapter contributions from subject area specialists around the world Broad, global coverage, ranging from the impact on teaching, research, and publishing, with unique perspectives from journal editors and students and trainees
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Kwan Hoong Ng PhD, ABMP, FinstP, FIOMP, AMM, FASc. A Professor of Medical Physics at the University of Malaya. Among others, he specialises in breast imaging, radiological protection and dosimetry, medical physics education and risk communication. Prof Ng received the prestigious IOMP Marie Sklodowska Curie Award at the WC2018, Prague. Dr. Magdalena Stoeva is an elected member of the governing bodies of the IOMP and the IUPESM. She has expertise in medical physics, engineering and computer systems at academic and hospital level, as well as organizational and international experience. Dr Stoeva holds the prestigious IUPAP Young Scientist and the Leonardo da Vinci awards
Chapter 1. Consolidating wisdom from diverse talents in medical physics during COVID-19 pandemic Kwan Hoong Ng and Magdalena Stoeva Chapter 2. Medical Physics Services in Radiation Oncology: Pandemic Trials and Tribulations Tomas Kron, Richard Dove, Matthew Sobolewski, Swamidas V Jamema, Mulape M Kanduza, May Whitaker Chapter 3. Adjustments to Nuclear Medicine Physics Services in Response to the Pandemic Jim O'Doherty, Bruno Rojas, Carla Abreu, Maria Holstensson, Stefan Gabrielson, Rachael Dobson, William Hsieh, Dylan Bartholomeusz, Kevin Hickson, James Crocker, Kitiwat Khamwan, Yassine Toufique, Amal Guensi, Brahim Idbelkasl, Niall Colgan, David Lavin, Brendan Tuohy Chapter 4 Adapting in a Crisis: Radiology Medical Physics Service Provision during a Pandemic Zoe Brady, James M Kofler Jr, Mika Kortesniemi, Kosuke Matsubara,Jose M Fernandez-Soto, Yongsu Yoon, Kwan Hoong Ng Chapter 5 Education and Training During COVID-19 Pandemics - lessons learned and the way forward Jeannie Hsiu Ding Wong, Annette Haworth, Ana Maria Marques da Silva, Vassilka Tabakova, Kwan Hoong Ng Chapter 6. Role of Medical Physicists in Scientific Research During COVID-19 Pandemic - switching to the "new normal" Magdalena Stoeva, Byungchul Cho2, Azim Celik3, Francis Hasford4, Leidy Johana Rojas Bohorquez Chapter 7 IOMP's Global Perspectives for Medical Physics during the COVID-19 Pandemic Magdalena Stoeva, Kwan Hoong Ng, John Damilakis, Madan M. Rehani Chapter 8. Medical Physics during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Perspectives - Asia Pacific Xiance Jin, Fu Jin, Hasin Anupama Azhari, Woo Sang Ahn. Cheryl Lian Pei Ling, Congying Xie. Hui Yu Tsai Chapter 9. Medical Physics during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Perspectives - Middle East Huda Al Naemi, Mohammad H. Kharita, Meshari Al Nuaimi, Refat Al Mazrou, Rabih Hammoud, Zeina Elbalaa, Zakia Al Rahbi, Hanan Al Dosary, Ismail A. Abuawwad, Ibtesam Nasser Al-Maskari Chapter 10. Medical Physics during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Perspectives - Europe Paddy Gilligan, Efi Koutsouveli, Brendan McClean, Carola Van Pul Chapter 11. Medical Physics during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Perspectives - Africa Christoph Trauernicht,Francis Hasford, and Taofeeq Abdallah Ige Chapter 12. Medical Physics during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Perspectives - North America Brent C. Parker, David W. Jordan, Charles Kirkby, M. Saiful Huq Chapter 13. Medical Physics during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Perspectives - Latin America and the Caribbeans Sandra Guzman, Patricia Mora and Simone Kodlulovich Chapter 14 Medical Physics Journals during the time of Covid-19 - the Editor's experience (February - October 2020) Slavik Tabakov, Perry Sprawls, Paolo Russo, Iuliana Toma-Dasu, Jamie Trapp, Michael D Mills, Simon R Cherry, Magdalena Stoeva Chapter 15. The response of Medical Physics for World Benefit to the COVID-19 crisis Jacob Van Dyk, Parminder Basran, Robert Jeraj, Yakov Pipman, L John Schreiner, David Wilkins Chapter 16. Early Career Medical Physics Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic Experience and perspectives from Medical Physics: Leadership & Mentoring program Luiza Goulart, Louise Giansante, Lukmanda Evan Lubis, Iyobosa Uwadiae, Josilene C. Santos Chapter 17. Communicating Leadership in times of Adversity David Yoong, Ray Kemp, Kwan Hoong Ng