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Molecular radiotherapy: a personalized approach Feb 7, 2017 (1 comment)

Molecular radiotherapy is widely employed to treat a variety of cancers, but accurate dosimetry is required to enable personalized treatment.

Research & Innovation news

MRI start-up Alzeca takes aim at Alzheimer's disease

Alzeca Biosciences is developing an MRI contrast agent for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Improved accuracy for carbon-ion dosimetry

Direct determination of the kQ factor for ionization chambers improves the accuracy of carbon-ion beam dosimetry.

Neural networks reduce noise in low-dose CT

Convolutional neural networks offer a promising way to reduce noise in low-dose CT images.

Tailoring transducers for clinical histotripsy

Insight into the impact of f-number on intrinsic threshold histotripsy will help guide the design of transducers for specific clinical applications.

Optical tool monitors chemotherapy response

Dynamic optical breast imaging could provide a non-invasive and portable tool for chemotherapy monitoring.

Mechanical imaging can cut screening recalls

Adding mechanical imaging to mammography breast cancer screening could lower the number of false positives.

Research briefs: diagnostic imaging

A round-up of recent research developments in diagnostic imaging.

Shrinkage predictions boost lung tumour dose

An atlas that predicts lung tumour shrinkage during radiotherapy enables target dose escalation while limiting dose to organs-at-risk.

Adaptation is mandatory for lung IMPT

Intensity-modulated proton therapy is beneficial for lung cancer patients, but treatment adaptation is mandatory.

CRUK announces Grand Challenge winners

Cancer Research UK has announced the first winners of its £100m Grand Challenge to answer the biggest questions in cancer.

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On the in vivo photochemical rate parameters for PDT reactive oxygen species modeling February 13, 2017

M M Kim, A A Ghogare, A A Greer and T C Zhu 2017 Phys. Med. Biol. 62 R1

Combination of principal component analysis and optical-flow motion compensation for improved cardiac MR thermometry January 30, 2017

S Toupin, B Denis de Senneville, V Ozenne, P Bour, M Lepetit-Coiffe, M Boissenin, P Jais and B Quesson 2017 Phys. Med. Biol. 62 1208

A geometric atlas to predict lung tumor shrinkage for radiotherapy treatment planning January 23, 2017

P Zhang, A Rimner, E Yorke Y-C Hu, L Kuo, A Apte, N Lockney, A Jackson, G Mageras and J O Deasy 2017 Phys. Med. Biol. 62 702

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ABAS 2.0

myQA Patients software demonstration

A webinar demonstrating IBA Dosimetry's myQA Patients software.

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Efficient and accurate patient QA with Dolphin

Ramesh Boggula, Senior Physicist at IBA Dosimetry, discusses Dolphin patient QA.

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ImSimQA – Tools to commission and QA deformable image registration

ImSimQA provides extensive tools for generating infinite test image data.

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