Dr Kathy Willowson

A28 - Physics Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9926 8375

Research interests

Quantitative SPECT. Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Institute of Medical Physics.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Establishment diagnostic reference levels and optimisation methods for patients undergoing PET/CT examinations. Essam ALKHYBARI

Selected grants

2015

  • RES: Agreement with Sirtex Technology Pty Ltd for the project: “Exploring theranostics for the treatment of liver cancer: A multidisciplinary approach to incorporate radiobiology into personalised radioembolisation therapy�? (Dr Kathy Willowson); Willowson K; Sirtex Technology Pty Ltd/Commissioned Research.

2011

  • The role of imagable micro spheres in radioembolisation treatment planning for HCC; Willowson K; Cancer Council New South Wales/Innovator Grant.

2010

  • Enterprise Connect Researchers; Willowson K, McGuire M, Jones S; Sirtex Technology Pty Ltd/Research Support.
  • Developing a new method to improve the delivery and clinical outcomes of SIR-Spheres cancer treatment; Willowson K; Sirtex Technology Pty Ltd/Enterprise Connect Researchers in Business Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Carlier, T., Willowson, K., Fourkal, E., Bailey, D., Doss, M., Conti, M. (2015). 90Y -PET imaging: Exploring limitations and accuracy under conditions of low counts and high random fraction. Medical Physics, 42(7), 4295-4309. [More Information]
  • Willowson, K., Tapner, M., Bailey, D. (2015). A multicentre comparison of quantitative 90Y PET/CT for dosimetric purposes after radioembolization with resin microspheres: The QUEST Phantom Study. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 42(8). [More Information]
  • Bailey, D., Hennessy, T., Willowson, K., Henry, E., Chan, D., Aslani, A., Roach, P. (2015). In vivo quantification of (177)Lu with planar whole-body and SPECT/CT gamma camera imaging. EJNMMI Physics, 2(1), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Attarwala, A., Molina-Duran, F., Busing, K., Schonberg, S., Bailey, D., Willowson, K., Glatting, G. (2014). Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Yttrium-90 PET/CT Imaging. PloS One, 9(11), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Bailey, D., Willowson, K. (2014). Quantitative SPECT/CT: SPECT joins PET as a quantitative imaging modality. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 41(1), S17-S25. [More Information]
  • Bailey, D., Willowson, K. (2013). An evidence-based review of quantitative SPECT imaging and potential clinical applications. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 54(1), 83-89. [More Information]
  • Willowson, K., Bailey, E., Bailey, D. (2012). A retrospective evaluation of radiation dose associated with low dose FDG protocols in whole-body PET/CT. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 35(1), 49-53. [More Information]
  • Willowson, K., Bailey, D., Schembri, G., Baldock, C. (2012). CT-based quantitative SPECT for the radionuclide 201TI: experimental validation and a standardized uptake value for brain tumour patients. Cancer Imaging, 12, 31-40. [More Information]
  • Willowson, K., Forwood, N., Jakoby, B., Smith, A., Bailey, D. (2012). Quantitative 90Y image reconstruction in PET. Medical Physics, 39(11), 7153-7159. [More Information]
  • Willowson, K., Bailey, D., Baldock, C., Isoardi, R. (2011). An Evaluation of SUV Accuracy in Quantitative PET/CT and SPECT/CT. Journal of Internal Medicine, 41(S1), 7-7.
  • Willowson, K., Bailey, D., Baldock, C. (2011). Quantifying lung shunting during planning for radio-embolization. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 56(13), 145-152. [More Information]
  • Willowson, K., Bailey, D., Bailey, E., Baldock, C., Roach, P. (2010). In vivo validation of quantitative SPECT in the heart. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 30(3), 214-219. [More Information]
  • Roach, P., Gradinscak, D., Schembri, G., Bailey, E., Willowson, K., Bailey, D. (2010). SPECT/CT in V/Q Scanning. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, 40(6), 455-466. [More Information]
  • Bailey, D., Willowson, K., Timmins, S., Benjamin, H., Bailey, E., Roach, P. (2009). Quantative pre-surgical lung function estimation with SPECT/CT. Australian and New Zealand Nuclear Medicine, 40(2), 5-7.
  • Brown, S., Bailey, D., Willowson, K., Baldock, C. (2008). Investigation of the relationship between linear attenuation coefficients and CT Hounsfield units using radionuclides for SPECT. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 66, 1206-1212. [More Information]
  • Willowson, K., Bailey, D., Baldock, C. (2008). Quantitative SPECT reconstruction using CT-derived corrections. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 53(12), 3099-3112. [More Information]

2015

  • Carlier, T., Willowson, K., Fourkal, E., Bailey, D., Doss, M., Conti, M. (2015). 90Y -PET imaging: Exploring limitations and accuracy under conditions of low counts and high random fraction. Medical Physics, 42(7), 4295-4309. [More Information]
  • Willowson, K., Tapner, M., Bailey, D. (2015). A multicentre comparison of quantitative 90Y PET/CT for dosimetric purposes after radioembolization with resin microspheres: The QUEST Phantom Study. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 42(8). [More Information]
  • Bailey, D., Hennessy, T., Willowson, K., Henry, E., Chan, D., Aslani, A., Roach, P. (2015). In vivo quantification of (177)Lu with planar whole-body and SPECT/CT gamma camera imaging. EJNMMI Physics, 2(1), 1-17. [More Information]

2014

  • Attarwala, A., Molina-Duran, F., Busing, K., Schonberg, S., Bailey, D., Willowson, K., Glatting, G. (2014). Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Yttrium-90 PET/CT Imaging. PloS One, 9(11), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Bailey, D., Willowson, K. (2014). Quantitative SPECT/CT: SPECT joins PET as a quantitative imaging modality. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 41(1), S17-S25. [More Information]

2013

  • Bailey, D., Willowson, K. (2013). An evidence-based review of quantitative SPECT imaging and potential clinical applications. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 54(1), 83-89. [More Information]

2012

  • Willowson, K., Bailey, E., Bailey, D. (2012). A retrospective evaluation of radiation dose associated with low dose FDG protocols in whole-body PET/CT. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 35(1), 49-53. [More Information]
  • Willowson, K., Bailey, D., Schembri, G., Baldock, C. (2012). CT-based quantitative SPECT for the radionuclide 201TI: experimental validation and a standardized uptake value for brain tumour patients. Cancer Imaging, 12, 31-40. [More Information]
  • Willowson, K., Forwood, N., Jakoby, B., Smith, A., Bailey, D. (2012). Quantitative 90Y image reconstruction in PET. Medical Physics, 39(11), 7153-7159. [More Information]

2011

  • Willowson, K., Bailey, D., Baldock, C., Isoardi, R. (2011). An Evaluation of SUV Accuracy in Quantitative PET/CT and SPECT/CT. Journal of Internal Medicine, 41(S1), 7-7.
  • Willowson, K., Bailey, D., Baldock, C. (2011). Quantifying lung shunting during planning for radio-embolization. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 56(13), 145-152. [More Information]

2010

  • Willowson, K., Bailey, D., Bailey, E., Baldock, C., Roach, P. (2010). In vivo validation of quantitative SPECT in the heart. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 30(3), 214-219. [More Information]
  • Roach, P., Gradinscak, D., Schembri, G., Bailey, E., Willowson, K., Bailey, D. (2010). SPECT/CT in V/Q Scanning. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, 40(6), 455-466. [More Information]

2009

  • Bailey, D., Willowson, K., Timmins, S., Benjamin, H., Bailey, E., Roach, P. (2009). Quantative pre-surgical lung function estimation with SPECT/CT. Australian and New Zealand Nuclear Medicine, 40(2), 5-7.

2008

  • Brown, S., Bailey, D., Willowson, K., Baldock, C. (2008). Investigation of the relationship between linear attenuation coefficients and CT Hounsfield units using radionuclides for SPECT. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 66, 1206-1212. [More Information]
  • Willowson, K., Bailey, D., Baldock, C. (2008). Quantitative SPECT reconstruction using CT-derived corrections. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 53(12), 3099-3112. [More Information]

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