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Staff Profile: Dr E Spezi




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Dr Emiliano Spezi
Ph.D., CPhys, MInstP, MIPEM

 

Position:

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

 

Teaching Discipline:

Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering

 

Research Theme:

Health, Technology and the Digital World

 

Research Group:

Biomedical Engineering Research Group

 

Office:

Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Office

 

Location:

S. -1/31

 

Tel:

+44 (0)29 2087 6521 (direct line)

 

Email:

 

Experience:

Profile
I graduated in Bologna University with a research project on the spatial energy distribution released from proton beams to biological tissues. I then specialised in Medical Physics commissioning a Monte Carlo model for a 6MV radiotherapy linear accelerator. In 2003 I obtained my PhD with a research on the accuracy of intensity modulated radiotherapy. I have more than 10 years experience of Research and Development in the National Health Service. In 2015 I joined the Cardiff University School of Engineering. I received grants from National and International funding bodies and from the Industry.

My area of expertise are: Radiation Physics; Medical Informatics; Nuclear Science & Technology.

My research interests are: External Beam Radiotherapy; X-ray imaging; PET Imaging; SPECT Imaging; EPID dosimetry; Molecular Radiotherapy; Monte Carlo Simulation; Radiotherapy Treatment Planning; Radiotherapy Trials Quality Assurance; Outcome Modelling.


Impact
Citations = 853, h-Index = 15, i10-Index = 21 (Source: Google, Last update: May 2015)


Web links
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emiliano_Spezi
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1452-8813
ResearcherID: https://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-8917-2008


Past grants and contracts
Title: Advanced FDG PET-CT target volume delineation in Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy planning for Head and Neck cancers
Value: £45,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Period: 2014-2015
Funding body: Cancer Research Wales


Title: 3-D Printed sources for High-Resolution Molecular Imaging
Value: £10,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Period: 2014-2015
Funding body: Velindre NHS Trust

Title: RAYDOSEPLAN a multimodality platform for treatment planning research in molecular radiotherapy
Value: €242,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Period: 2012-2015
Funding body: European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET)

Title: Adaptive Image-Guided Radiotherapy Strategies for Bladder and Cervical Cancer to Enable Dose Escalation and Reduce Late Toxicity
Value: £60,000
Role: Co-Investigator
Period: 2014-2015
Funding body: Cancer Research Wales

Title: XVI5IEC: Evaluation of patient dose to skin and eye lens for default CBCT settings
Value: £8,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Period: 2013
Funding body: Elekta Ltd Crawley UK

Title: XVIoptimal5: Evaluation of patient dose reduction and image quality for new Cone Beam CT settings
Value: £8,100
Role: Principal Investigator
Period: 2013
Funding body: Elekta Ltd Crawley UK

Title: MOZART: Parameters affecting tumour control and toxicity in oesophageal cancer: a multi-dimensional outcome analysis
Value: £67,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Period: 2012-2015
Funding body: Cancer Research Wales

Title: POSITIVE: Optimisation of positron emission tomography based target volume delineation in Head and Neck radiotherapy
Value: £81,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Period: 2011-2014
Funding body: Cancer Research Wales

Title: RAYDOSE: Assessment of patient dose using novel radioisotopes in Molecular Targeted Radiotherapy
Value: £170,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Period: 2010-2012
Funding body: Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care (WORD)

Title: A Comparison of Convolution/Superposition and Monte Carlo methods for conformal radiotherapy
Value: £80,000
Role: Co-Investigator
Period: 2009-2014
Funding body: Cancer Research Wales

Title: XVIctdi: Cone Beam CT dosimetry using an optimised phantom
Value: £20,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Period: 2009-2014
Funding body: Elekta Ltd Crawley UK

Title: Extending the RTGrid portal to the wider user community
Value: £52,000
Role: Co-Investigator
Period: 2009
Funding body: JISC ENGAGE e-Infrastructure programme

Title: MRI in radiotherapy planning
Value: £10,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Period: 2009
Funding body: Velindre NHS Trust

Title: The application of GafChromic film in routine and non routine quality control methods in radiotherapy physics
Value: £4,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Period: 2007
Funding body: Velindre NHS Trust

 

Professional Activities and Recognition:

State Registered Clinical Scientist: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Associate Editor: European Journal of Medical Physics, Elsevier

Chair: National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Radiotherapy Trials QA Database solutions and IT subgroup

Vice-Chair: American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Task Group 211 Classification, Advantages and Limitations of the Auto-Segmentation Approaches for PET

Member: NCRI Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group (CTRad) Workstream 4: New Technology, Physics and Quality Assurance

External examiner (research degrees): University of The Free State (South Africa), University of Cape Town (South Africa), Swansea University, Swansea (United Kingdom), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain), National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland), University of London, London (United Kingdom), Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen (Denmark)