RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr. Andy Ma

Dr. Andy Ma
Lecturer in Medical Physics, RCSI-Bahrain
Office: +973 1735 1450 Ext.: 3240

Area of Expertise:

Physics of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy; Radiation Protection; Radiation Physics; Monte Carlo Simulations; Computer Modelling; Anthropomorphic Phantoms.


• PhD Physics, University of Surrey, UK, 2006; MSc Medical Physics, University of Surrey, UK, 2001; BMath, University of Waterloo, Canada 1985.
• Associate Professor, Department of Radiological Sciences, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia 2009-2015.
• Post-doctoral Research Associate, Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital, UK, 2007-2009.

Current areas of activity

• Teaching medical physics in Foundation Year.
• Member of the Students Affair Committee.

• Using zirconium-89 in positron emission tomography imaging: production of the radioisotope using a medical cyclotron, radiation protection in clinical setting and image reconstruction.
• Development of a deformable anthropomorphic phantoms for radiation protection calculations.
• Development of an interactive simulation system for radiological science.