Hailey Ahn

Master’s student

Medical Physics Unit
Detector Development


Hailey grew up in two beautiful cities, Seoul and Vancouver. She received her B.Sc. in Biophysics at the University of British Columbia, and her passion for interdisciplinary research in physics and medicine brought her to McGill’s Medical Physics program. Her current research interests are radiochemistry detector development and Monte Carlo based PET dosimetry. Apart from school, she loves getting out in nature, finding good restaurants, and playing music.

Current Projects

Development of a Radiochemical Detector for Use in Positron Emission Tomography Radionuclide Synthesis.

Description: Positron emission tomography uses radionuclides which are naturally existing molecules in the body with radioactive atoms attached. The production of useful radionuclides involves various sophisticated steps such as chemical processing, automated synthesis, and quality control. The goal of this project is to design and develop a small, portable, and cost-efficient detector to follow the transfer of radioactivity during the automated syntheses of radionuclides used in positron emission tomography.

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