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Small-animal irradiation: easing translation into clinical studies Oct 13, 2014

The second Symposium on Small Animal Precision Image-Guided Radiotherapy examined how preclinical precision irradiation studies can better mirror clinical situations.

Research & Innovation news

Focused ultrasound tackles brain disorders

Focused ultrasound therapy has the potential to improve quality of life for patients with a wide range of neurological disorders.

Modelling drug delivery to the brain

Mathematical model sheds light on the delivery of doxorubicin to the brain using focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier.

3D ultrasound goes ultrafast

Ultrafast ultrasound technique allows cardiac blood flow to be observed in three dimensions in real time.

MRI technique provides insight into stroke

A promising new MRI technique evaluates patients for stroke and neurodegenerative diseases.

MR-guided HIFU safe for liver ablation

Researchers develop a clinically feasible treatment protocol for MR-guided HIFU of a moving organ.

Wide-angle scans give best tumour images

Digital breast tomosynthesis images acquired with wide angle geometries are rated by observers as higher in quality.

Magnetic sensor measures blood glucose

A new type of glucose sensor based on a magnetically polarizable nanoemulsion could help change the way blood sugar is measured.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in brain imaging, radiotherapy, PET and more.

Image analysis predicts therapy response

Advanced image analysis techniques can be used to model tumour aggressiveness and help predict treatment outcome.

3D PET images brain oxygen metabolism

A state-of-the-art 3D PET scanner can accurately image cerebral oxygen metabolism, as long as appropriate scatter compensation is performed.

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Topical review: MR guidance in radiotherapy October 20, 2014

Jan J W Lagendijk, Bas W Raaymakers, Cornelis A T Van den Berg, Marinus A Moerland, Marielle E Philippens and Marco van Vulpen 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R349

Modeling localized delivery of Doxorubicin to the brain following focused ultrasound enhanced blood-brain barrier permeability October 6, 2014

Tam Nhan, Alison Burgess, Lothar Lilge and Kullervo Hynynen 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 5987

Review on the characteristics of radiation detectors for dosimetry and imaging September 22, 2014

Joao Seco, Ben Clasie and Mike Partridge 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R303

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