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Radiation Sciences Graduate Program (RadGrad)

Fahad Afzal

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PhD Student, Medical Physics

Office: Tandem Accelerator Building, 104/B

Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 21698

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  • My project's goal is the development of biomedical systems for measuring and quantifying levels of Cr(III) in human tissues, particularly skin, liver, and kidneys using xray fluorescence and prompt gamma neutron activation analysis. Since the effects of overexposure to Cr(III) have not be well studied and documented. The risk of Cr(III) exposure exists for workers in chromite mining industry, the populations living in the vicinity of chromite mines, and also through metal-on-metal hip implants. It is therefore necessary to be able to quantify Cr(III) levels in humans in order to correlate them with health effects of individuals experiencing Cr(III) over exposure.
  • Outside of my doctoral research, I am also interested in Nuclear Imaging and Instrumentation Design.
  • Publications

    Feasibility of chromium measurement in skin using a portable hand-held XRF system (Submitted to Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods in Physics Research Section B)

  • Physics 1D03

    Physics 1E03

    MedRadSci 1C03

    Physics 1B03

    Physics 1BB3

    Math 1A03

    MedPhys 4R06/6R03

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

McMaster University
General Sciences Building, Room 109
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27650
Email Inquiries:
radgrad@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

McMaster University
General Sciences Building, Room 109
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 27650
Email Inquiries:
radgrad@mcmaster.ca