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Aidan Leong, Department of Radiation Therapy

MHealSc, BHealSc(Hons)

Lecturer
Profile_Aidan_Leong

Contact details

Tel 64 4 806 4753
Email aidan.leong@otago.ac.nz

Aidan completed his training as a radiation therapist in 2006 at the University of Otago. Since then, he has worked in a range of clinical roles both in New Zealand and in Europe. Aidan also gained experience in preclinical research during a post-graduate placement at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.

Research interests and activities

Aidan’s research interests are primarily focused on the implementation of novel technologies within the evolving radiation therapy environment. Clinically, this includes image-guided adaptive radiation therapy and stereotactic treatment workflows. From an educational perspective, Aidan has experience in the integration of the VERT 3D immersive simulation system for teaching both radiation therapy students and patients.

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Publications

Kearney, M., Coffey, M., & Leong, A. (2020). A review of image guided radiation therapy in head and neck cancer from 2009–2019: Best practice recommendations for RTTs in the clinic. Technical Innovations & Patient Support in Radiation Oncology, 14, 43-50. doi: 10.1016/j.tipsro.2020.02.002

Summerfield, J., & Leong, A. (2020). Management of radiation therapy-induced vaginal adhesions and stenosis: A New Zealand survey of current practice. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 67, 128-133. doi: 10.1002/jmrs.386

Leong, A., Herst, P., & Kane, P. (2018). VERT, a virtual clinical environment, enhances understanding of radiation therapy planning concepts. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 65(2), 97-105. doi: 10.1002/jmrs.272

Montgomerie, D., Kane, J. P., Leong, A., & Mudie, B. (2016). Enhancing conceptual knowledge: An approach to using Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training in the the classroom. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 15(2), 203-206. doi: 10.1017/S1460396916000157

Leong, A., Kane, P., & Herst, P. (2015, October). Development and implementation of a radiation treatment planning teaching module utilising an immersive 3D simulation system. Poster session presented at the Otago Spotlight Series: Cancer Research, Wellington, New Zealand.

Kearney, M., Coffey, M., & Leong, A. (2020). A review of image guided radiation therapy in head and neck cancer from 2009–2019: Best practice recommendations for RTTs in the clinic. Technical Innovations & Patient Support in Radiation Oncology, 14, 43-50. doi: 10.1016/j.tipsro.2020.02.002

Journal - Research Article

Summerfield, J., & Leong, A. (2020). Management of radiation therapy-induced vaginal adhesions and stenosis: A New Zealand survey of current practice. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 67, 128-133. doi: 10.1002/jmrs.386

Journal - Research Article

Leong, A., Herst, P., & Kane, P. (2018). VERT, a virtual clinical environment, enhances understanding of radiation therapy planning concepts. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 65(2), 97-105. doi: 10.1002/jmrs.272

Journal - Research Article

Lang, S., Hrbacek, J., Leong, A., & Klöck, S. (2012). Ion-recombination correction for different ionization chambers in high dose rate flattening-filter-free photon beams. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 57, 2819-2827. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/57/9/2819

Journal - Research Article

Leong, A. G., Herst, P. M., & Harper, J. L. (2012). Indigenous New Zealand honeys exhibit multiple anti-inflammatory activities. Innate Immunity, 18(3), 459-466. doi: 10.1177/1753425911422263

Journal - Research Article

Montgomerie, D., Kane, J. P., Leong, A., & Mudie, B. (2016). Enhancing conceptual knowledge: An approach to using Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training in the the classroom. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 15(2), 203-206. doi: 10.1017/S1460396916000157

Journal - Research Other

Pavic, M., Leong, A., Winter, C., & Imboden, A. (2012). Neue technologien bei der ausbildung von studierenden in der radio-onkolgie: Nouvelles technologies de formation des étudiants en radio-oncologie [New technology for the training of students in radio-oncology]. SVMTRA Aktuell, March, 16-19.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Leong, A. (2015). Against the motion Online position verification is mandatory for all tumour sites [Debate]. Radiotherapy & Oncology, 115(Suppl. 1), (pp. S305-S306). doi: 10.1016/S0167-8140(15)40623-1

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Leong, A., Clarkson, G., Lang, S., Zamburlini, M., Cavelaars, F., & Winter, C. (2015). Practical optimisation of static KV and CBCT imaging dose. Strahlentherapie & Onkologie, 191(1), (pp. 94). doi: 10.1007/s00066-014-0768-0

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Leong, A., Kane, P., & Herst, P. (2015). Development and implementation of a treatment planning teaching module utilising an immersive 3D simulation system. Radiotherapy & Oncology, 115(Suppl. 1), (pp. S614). doi: 10.1016/S0167-8140(15)41122-3

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Tini, M., Cavelaars, F., Lang, S., Leong, A., Brown, M., & Winter, C. (2015). Evaluation of patient stability and treatment efficiency comparing adapted versus standard srt using the trupoint arch. Strahlentherapie & Onkologie, 191(1), (pp. 94). doi: 10.1007/s00066-014-0768-0

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Leong, A., Clarkson, G., Lang, S., Zamburlini, M., Cavelaars, F., & Winter, C. (2014). Practical optimisation of kV and CBCT imaging dose. Radiotherapy & Oncology, 111(Suppl. 1), (pp. S109). doi: 10.1016/S0167-8140(15)30386-8

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Leong, A., Lang, S., Graydon, S., Riesterer, O., Klöck, S., & Winter, C. (2013). 4DCT motion analysis of distinct liver regions during respiration with and without abdominal compression. Strahlentherapie & Onkologie, 189(12), (pp. 1079). doi: 10.1007/s00066-013-0458-3

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Leong, A., Lang, S., Graydon, S., Riesterer, O., Klöck, S., & Winter, C. (2013). 4DCT motion analysis of distinct liver regions during respiration with and without abdominal compression. Radiotherapy & Oncology, 106(Suppl. 2), (pp. S63). doi: 10.1016/S0167-8140(15)32469-5

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Leong, A., Pavic, M., & Winter, C. (2013). Integration of a 3D virtual radiation therapy environment system for clinical patient education. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 87(2 Suppl.), (pp. S489). doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.06.1292

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Leong, A., Imboden, A., Pavic, M., & Winter, C. (2012). Implementation and integration of a 3D virtual radiotherapy environment system within a clinical setting. Radiotherapy & Oncology, 103(Suppl. 1), (pp. S141). doi: 10.1016/S0167-8140(12)70690-4

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Leong, A., Imboden, A., Pavic, M., & Winter, C. (2012). Implementation and integration of a 3D virtual radiotherapy environment system within a clinical setting. Strahlentherapie & Onkologie, 188(8), (pp. 734-735). doi: 10.1007/s00066-012-0181-5

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Tini, A., Leong, A., Lang, M., Kovacs, M., Winter, C., Oehler, C., & Zwahlen, D. (2012). Set-up accuracy and intra-fractional motion in VMAT prostate treatments. Radiotherapy & Oncology, 103(Suppl. 1), (pp. S93-S94). doi: 10.1016/S0167-8140(12)70575-3

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Tini, A., Leong, A., Lang, S., Winter, C., Kovacs, M., Oehler, C., & Zwahlen, D. (2012). Set-up accuracy and intra-functional motion in VMAT prostate treatments. Strahlentherapie & Onkologie, 188(8), (pp. 735). doi: 10.1007/s00066-012-0181-5

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Leong, A., Kane, P., & Herst, P. (2015, April). Development and implementation of a treatment planning teaching module utilising an immersive 3D simulation system. Poster session presented at the 3rd European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) Forum, Barcelona, Spain.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Leong, A., Kane, P., & Herst, P. (2015, October). Development and implementation of a radiation treatment planning teaching module utilising an immersive 3D simulation system. Poster session presented at the Otago Spotlight Series: Cancer Research, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Leong, A., Pavic, M., & Winter, C. (2013, September). Integration of a 3D virtual radiotherapy environment system for clinical patient education. Poster session presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 55th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Leong, A., Imboden, A., Pavic, M., & Winter, C. (2012, May). Implementation and integration of a 3D virtual radiotherapy environment system within a clinical setting. Poster session presented at the 31st European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) Congress, Barcelona, Spain.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Scherer, P., & Leong, A. (2015, April). Online position verification is mandatory for all tumour sites [Debate]. Verbal presentation at the 3rd European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) Forum, Barcelona, Spain.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Leong, A., Clarkson, G., Lang, S., Zamburlini, M., Cavelaars, F., & Winter, C. (2014, April). Practical optimisation of kV and CBCT imaging dose. Verbal presentation at the 33rd European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) Congress, Vienna, Austria.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Leong, A., Clarkson, G., Lang, S., Zamburlini, M., Cavelaars, F., & Winter, C. (2014, March). Practical optimisation of static KV and CBCT imaging dose. Verbal presentation at the 18th Annual Scientific Association of Swiss Radiation Oncology (SASRO) Meeting, Lugano, Switzerland.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Leong, A., Lang, S., Graydon, S., Riesterer, O., Klöck, S., & Winter, C. (2013, April). 4DCT motion analysis of distinct liver regions during respiration with and without abdominal compression. Verbal presentation at the 2nd European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) Forum, Geneva, Switzerland.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Leong, A., Lang, S., Graydon, S., Riesterer, O., Klöck, S., & Winter, C. (2013, July). 4DCT motion analysis of distinct liver regions during respiration with and without abdominal compression. Verbal presentation at the 17th Annual Scientific Association of Swiss Radiation Oncology, Davos, Switzerland.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Leong, A., Imboden, A., Pavic, M., & Winter, C. (2012, April). Implementation and integration of a 3D virtual radiotherapy environment system within a clinical setting. Verbal presentation at the 16th Annual Scientific Association of Swiss Radiation Oncology (SASRO), Winterthur, Switzerland.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Tini, M., Leong, A., Lang, S., Winter, C., Kovacs, M., Oehler, C., & Zwahlen, D. (2012, April). Set-up accuracy and intra-fractional motion in VMAT prostate treatments. Verbal presentation at the 16th Annual Scientific Association of Swiss Radiation Oncology (SASRO), Winterthur, Switzerland.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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