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Ultrasound and MRI line up for 4D radiotherapy Dec 15, 2014

The 4D Treatment Planning Workshop examined how ultrasound and MRI could be used to help deliver radiotherapy of moving and deforming targets.

Research & Innovation news

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in PET, photoacoustic imaging, alpha therapy and more.

TRAP focuses deep into tissue

Non-invasive technique can focus light on moving structures deep within tissue.

The top trends from RSNA 2014

Top trends from RSNA 2014 included the meeting's 100th anniversary, CT lung cancer screening and the rise of enterprise imaging.

In-house TPS explores proton options

The FoCa proton therapy planning system can be used to test new experimental treatment modalities and train medical physics students.

Stretchy copper patch provides pain relief

Metallic-based film could help alleviate pain from sprained muscles, and may even help patients suffering from arthritis.

RSNA: investigating X-ray fluorescence CT

Stanford researchers compare X-ray fluorescence CT induced by photon, electron and proton beams.

Ranging scheme may improve proton therapy

Prompt gamma rays can determine the range of proton beams to within 1.5 mm.

Patient-focused care can drive radiology

Innovation and patient-focused care can shape the future of radiology, says RSNA president N Reed Dunnick.

RSNA: classifying breast microcalcifications

X-ray phase-contrast imaging could help classify two types of microcalcifications associated with benign and malignant breast lesions.

X-ray phase tomography: key comparisons

European collaboration compares three techniques being developed for X-ray phase-contrast tomography.

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Our pick of the best articles recently published in the journal Physics in Medicine & Biology.

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Cherenkoscopy based patient positioning validation and movement tracking during post-lumpectomy whole breast radiation therapy December 15, 2014

R Zhang, J M Andreozzi, D J Gladstone, W L Hitchcock, A K Glaser, S Jiang, B W Pogue and L A Jarvis 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 L1

Proton computed tomography reconstruction using a backprojection-then-filtering approach December 8, 2014

G Poludniowski, N M Allinson and P M Evans 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 7905

The physics of Cerenkov light production during proton therapy December 1, 2014

Y Helo, A Kacperek, I Rosenberg, G Royle and A P Gibson 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 7107

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