Dr Will Rae

MBChB; PhD
Dr

C43A - Jeffrey Miller Admin Building Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 935 19365
Fax +61 2 9351 9146

Biographical details

Dr Rae is a Medical Physicist who trained in South Africa at various Universities, including the University of the Free State where he completed his PhD in MRI based gel dosimeter development. During the first third of his career he worked doing clinical service delivery in Port Elizabeth (mostly in Radiotherapy Physics) and during the second third he worked in Durban (mostly in Nuclear Medicine). During the last third he worked largely in the field of imaging Medical Physics.

He recently commenced work at the University of Sydney, where he plans to develop his main research interests in mammographic imaging and quantitative image analysis. He is also interested in developing a better understanding of the fluid dynamics of the optic nerve and how this critical nerve can be more effectively imaged. He has a successful record of PhD student supervision in a range of disciplines. He has actively served as an examiner for various universities. He is currently a C2 rated researcher with the SANRF, and is collaborating on various research projects at the University of the Free State.

He has been involved in his profession through various committees in South Africa and Internationally. This activity has been recognised and he currently still serves on the Board of the South African Medical Research Council.

Research interests

Imaging physics

Radiation protection

Mammography quality assurance

Three dimensional radiation dosimetry

Teaching and supervision

Teaching Imaging Physics Courses at various levels to students in Medical Radiation Sciences

Supervision of PhD and Masters research students

Current projects

Radiation protection culture amongst interventionalists in South Africa

Radiomics feature quantification

Associations

Member of the South African Association of Physicists in Medicine and Biology

Member of the South African Institute of Physics

Member of the Board of the South African Medical Research Council

Themes

Medical Imaging; Cancer Diagnosis and Rehabilitation

International links

South Africa

(University of the Free State, Bloemfontein) Affiliated lecturer in the Department of Medical Physics Co-supervisor for MMedSc and PhD students

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Swart, R., Rae, W. (2018). Anaesthesia in the MRI suite. Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 24(4), 90-96. [More Information]
  • Rose, A., Uebel, K., Rae, W. (2018). Interventionalists' perceptions on a culture of radiation protection. South African Journal of Radiology, 22(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Rose, A., Rae, W., Chikobvu, P., Marais, W. (2017). A multiple methods approach: radiation associated cataracts and occupational radiation safety practices in interventionalists in South Africa. Journal of Radiological Protection, 37(2), 329-339. [More Information]
  • Fourie, N., Ali, O., Rae, W. (2017). Development and verification of a time delivery model for prostate intensity modulated radiotherapy using a Siemens R Artiste TM 160 Multi-leaf Collimator. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 40(1), 51-56. [More Information]
  • Shaw, W., Rae, W., Alber, M. (2017). Image-guided adaptive brachytherapy dose escalation for cervix cancer via fractionation compensation. Gynecologic Oncology, 16(3), 534-546. [More Information]
  • Potgieter, D., Rae, W., De Vries, C. (2017). Limiting foetal doses during a four-vessel angiogram and endovascular stent-assisted berry aneurysm repair: A case report. South African Journal of Radiology, 21(1). [More Information]
  • Mongane, M., Rae, W. (2017). Patient release criteria following radioactive iodine-131 treatment in the light of international practice: Where does South Africa fit in? Nuclear Medicine Communications, 38(10), 805-809. [More Information]
  • Rose, A., Rae, W. (2017). Perceptions of radiation safety training among interventionalists in South Africa. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, 28(3), 196-200. [More Information]
  • Acho, S., Rae, W. (2016). Interactive breast mass segmentation using a convex active contour model with optimal threshold values. Physica Medica, 32(10), 1352-1359. [More Information]
  • Kriel, F., Szucs, Z., Van Staden, J., Bester, C., Mongane, M., Lamprecht, S., Rae, W., Zeevaart, J. (2015). Biodistribution of a potential chemotherapeutic, dinuclearbisphosphinogold(I) dithiocarbamate, as determined by its 198Au radiolabelled analogue. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 303(3), 1949-1954. [More Information]
  • Acho, S., Rae, W. (2015). Dependence of shape-based descriptors and mass segmentation areas on initial contour placement using the Chan-Vese Method on digital mammograms, computational and mathematical methods in medicine. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2015:349874. [More Information]
  • Loyse, A., Moodley, A., Rich, P., Molloy, S., Bicanic, T., Bishop, L., Rae, W., Bhigjee, A., Loubser, N., et al (2015). Neurological, visual, and MRI brain scan findings in 87 South African patients with HIV-associated cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. Journal of Infection, 70(6), 668-675. [More Information]
  • Moodley, A., Rae, W., Bhigjee, A. (2015). Visual loss in HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis: A case series and review of the mechanisms involved. Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, 16(1:305). [More Information]
  • Moodley, A., Rae, W., Brijmohan, Y., Durand, M., Connolly, C., Michowicz, A., Bhigjee, A. (2014). The impact of optic nerve movement on optic nerve magnetic resonance diffusion parameters. South African Journal of Radiology, 18(1). [More Information]
  • Akerman, M., Munro, O., Mongane, M., Van Staden, J., Rae, W., Bester, C., Marjanovic-Painter, B., Szucs, Z., Zeevaart, J. (2013). Biodistribution (as determined by the radiolabelled equivalent) of a gold(III) bis(pyrrolide-imine) Schiff base complex: A potential chemotherapeutic. Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals, 56, 530-535. [More Information]
  • Shaw, W., Rae, W., Alber, M. (2013). Equivalence of Gyn GEC-ESTRO guidelines for image guided cervical brachytherapy with EUD-based dose prescription. Radiation Oncology, 8(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Moodley, A., Naidoo, N., Reitz, D., Chetty, N., Rae, W. (2013). The optic nerve compartment syndrome in cryptococcus-induced visual loss. Neuro-Ophthalmology, 37(3), 124-128. [More Information]
  • Moodley, A., Rae, W., Bhigjee, A., Connolly, C., Devparsad, N., Michowicz, A., Harrison, T., Loyse, A. (2012). Early Clinical and Subclinical Visual Evoked Potential and Humphrey's Visual Field Defects in Cryptococcal Meningitis. PloS One, 7(12), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Moodley, A., Rae, W., Bhigjee, A., Loubser, N., Michowicz, A. (2012). New insights into the pathogenesis of cryptococcal induced visual loss using diffusion-weighted imaging of the optic nerve. Neuro-Ophthalmology, 36(5), 186-192. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Shaw, W., Rae, W., Alber, M. (2013). A solution for brachytherapy biologically guided dose individualisation in the treatment of cervix cancer. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2012, Heidelberg: Springer. [More Information]
  • Rae, W. (2013). Medical physics certification in South Africa. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2012, Heidelberg: Springer. [More Information]

2018

  • Swart, R., Rae, W. (2018). Anaesthesia in the MRI suite. Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 24(4), 90-96. [More Information]
  • Rose, A., Uebel, K., Rae, W. (2018). Interventionalists' perceptions on a culture of radiation protection. South African Journal of Radiology, 22(1), 1-10. [More Information]

2017

  • Rose, A., Rae, W., Chikobvu, P., Marais, W. (2017). A multiple methods approach: radiation associated cataracts and occupational radiation safety practices in interventionalists in South Africa. Journal of Radiological Protection, 37(2), 329-339. [More Information]
  • Fourie, N., Ali, O., Rae, W. (2017). Development and verification of a time delivery model for prostate intensity modulated radiotherapy using a Siemens R Artiste TM 160 Multi-leaf Collimator. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 40(1), 51-56. [More Information]
  • Shaw, W., Rae, W., Alber, M. (2017). Image-guided adaptive brachytherapy dose escalation for cervix cancer via fractionation compensation. Gynecologic Oncology, 16(3), 534-546. [More Information]
  • Potgieter, D., Rae, W., De Vries, C. (2017). Limiting foetal doses during a four-vessel angiogram and endovascular stent-assisted berry aneurysm repair: A case report. South African Journal of Radiology, 21(1). [More Information]
  • Mongane, M., Rae, W. (2017). Patient release criteria following radioactive iodine-131 treatment in the light of international practice: Where does South Africa fit in? Nuclear Medicine Communications, 38(10), 805-809. [More Information]
  • Rose, A., Rae, W. (2017). Perceptions of radiation safety training among interventionalists in South Africa. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, 28(3), 196-200. [More Information]

2016

  • Acho, S., Rae, W. (2016). Interactive breast mass segmentation using a convex active contour model with optimal threshold values. Physica Medica, 32(10), 1352-1359. [More Information]

2015

  • Kriel, F., Szucs, Z., Van Staden, J., Bester, C., Mongane, M., Lamprecht, S., Rae, W., Zeevaart, J. (2015). Biodistribution of a potential chemotherapeutic, dinuclearbisphosphinogold(I) dithiocarbamate, as determined by its 198Au radiolabelled analogue. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 303(3), 1949-1954. [More Information]
  • Acho, S., Rae, W. (2015). Dependence of shape-based descriptors and mass segmentation areas on initial contour placement using the Chan-Vese Method on digital mammograms, computational and mathematical methods in medicine. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2015:349874. [More Information]
  • Loyse, A., Moodley, A., Rich, P., Molloy, S., Bicanic, T., Bishop, L., Rae, W., Bhigjee, A., Loubser, N., et al (2015). Neurological, visual, and MRI brain scan findings in 87 South African patients with HIV-associated cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. Journal of Infection, 70(6), 668-675. [More Information]
  • Moodley, A., Rae, W., Bhigjee, A. (2015). Visual loss in HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis: A case series and review of the mechanisms involved. Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, 16(1:305). [More Information]

2014

  • Moodley, A., Rae, W., Brijmohan, Y., Durand, M., Connolly, C., Michowicz, A., Bhigjee, A. (2014). The impact of optic nerve movement on optic nerve magnetic resonance diffusion parameters. South African Journal of Radiology, 18(1). [More Information]

2013

  • Shaw, W., Rae, W., Alber, M. (2013). A solution for brachytherapy biologically guided dose individualisation in the treatment of cervix cancer. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2012, Heidelberg: Springer. [More Information]
  • Akerman, M., Munro, O., Mongane, M., Van Staden, J., Rae, W., Bester, C., Marjanovic-Painter, B., Szucs, Z., Zeevaart, J. (2013). Biodistribution (as determined by the radiolabelled equivalent) of a gold(III) bis(pyrrolide-imine) Schiff base complex: A potential chemotherapeutic. Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals, 56, 530-535. [More Information]
  • Shaw, W., Rae, W., Alber, M. (2013). Equivalence of Gyn GEC-ESTRO guidelines for image guided cervical brachytherapy with EUD-based dose prescription. Radiation Oncology, 8(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Rae, W. (2013). Medical physics certification in South Africa. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2012, Heidelberg: Springer. [More Information]
  • Moodley, A., Naidoo, N., Reitz, D., Chetty, N., Rae, W. (2013). The optic nerve compartment syndrome in cryptococcus-induced visual loss. Neuro-Ophthalmology, 37(3), 124-128. [More Information]

2012

  • Moodley, A., Rae, W., Bhigjee, A., Connolly, C., Devparsad, N., Michowicz, A., Harrison, T., Loyse, A. (2012). Early Clinical and Subclinical Visual Evoked Potential and Humphrey's Visual Field Defects in Cryptococcal Meningitis. PloS One, 7(12), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Moodley, A., Rae, W., Bhigjee, A., Loubser, N., Michowicz, A. (2012). New insights into the pathogenesis of cryptococcal induced visual loss using diffusion-weighted imaging of the optic nerve. Neuro-Ophthalmology, 36(5), 186-192. [More Information]

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