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E-book examines global radiation oncology Apr 28, 2016

A new e-book, Emerging Models for Global Health in Radiation Oncology, examines the emerging field of global radiation oncology.

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Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of recent medical imaging patent applications includes filings from Washington University, Cleveland Clinic, GE and more.

Simulations optimize brain PET scanner

Simulations of a compact brain PET system help optimize the design of this helmet-like scanner.

Ion beam models analyse biological impact

Detailed modelling of dose distributions around ion tracks sheds light on the biological impact of ion beam irradiation.

Cardiac PET/MRI protocol cuts radiation dose

A new cardiac PET/MRI protocol with sodium fluoride significantly reduces radiation dose and artefacts.

E-skin lights up in many colours

Ultrathin and ultraflexible coating can measure and display blood oxygen levels and heart rates.

'Immobilized' calibration improves MPI

Calibration with immobilized particles doubles the sensitivity of magnetic particle imaging for stem cell monitoring.

Ultrasound headset tests for concussion

Transcranial Doppler ultrasound headsets could one day be deployed to provide rapid assessment of potential concussion in athletes.

An inverse approach to dose painting

Could inverse dose painting improve radiation treatment for radiobiologically heterogeneous targets?

GEM detector lines up for proton therapy

A scintillation gas electron multiplier detector provides an efficient tool for high-resolution proton dose imaging.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in nanomedicine, optical imaging, radiotherapy and more.

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IOP Biomedical Journals


Our pick of the best articles recently published in the IOP biomedical journals.

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Filtered back-projection reconstruction for attenuation proton CT along most likely paths April 28, 2016

C T Quiñones, J M Létang and S Rit 2016 Phys. Med. Biol. 61 3258

Causality in physiological signals April 22, 2016

A Müller, J F Kraemer, T Penzel, H Bonnemeier, J Kurths and N Wessel 2016 Physiol. Meas. 37 R46

Increasing the sensitivity for stem cell monitoring in system-function based magnetic particle imaging April 18, 2016

K Them, J Salamon, P Szwargulski, S Sequeira, M G Kaul, C Lange, H Ittrich and T Knopp 2016 Phys. Med. Biol. 61 3279


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Explore more of the solution space with RayStation 5

RayStation® 5, the latest version of RaySearch's treatment planning system (TPS), introduces carbon ion treatment planning, and the Plan Explorer treatment planning tool.

Philips: Leading change in therapy guidance

Philips invites you to discover how its innovations can transform patient management.

Simplify TG-142 digital imager and machine QA in large clinics

PIPSpro QA Software can deliver cost-effective quality assurance processes in large clinics.

White papers

Auto-IMRT planning in Pinnacle: a study in head-and-neck cancer

A white paper from Philips Healthcare.

The effect of planning speed on VMAT plan quality

A white paper from RaySearch Laboratories.

Robust optimization in RayStation

RayStation features robust optimization, which provides robustness also in cases where conventional margins fail.


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Biomedical Materials marks milestone achievements

The journal Biomedical Materials celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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Pinnacle3 Auto-Planning

Philips introduces the benefits of Pinnacle3 Auto-Planning

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Proton planning in RayStation: introduction

This video shows how easy and efficient it is to create deliverable proton plans in RayStation.

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