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Biomedical imaging: current and future trends Apr 8, 2015 (1 comment)

Developments in biomedical imaging will see less emphasis on pushing quality limits and more on understanding how to use images to their full capacity, says John C Gore.

Research & Innovation news

MR-guided cobalt-60 system measures up

Treatment plans generated for a cobalt-60-based MR-guided radiotherapy system compare well to those produced with a linac.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in radioembolization, radiotherapy, microfluidics and more.

Laser-made tissue scaffold tested in vivo

A complex tissue scaffold made by direct laser writing exhibits high performance for cartilage tissue engineering.

DBS treats Parkinson's disease, but how?

Deep-brain stimulation is highly effective in treating Parkinson's disease, but how does it work?

Treatment images highlight dose changes

Megavoltage images reveal the dosimetric impact of inter-fractional changes on intensity-modulated X-ray and proton therapy.

Innovation: patent-applications review

Our survey of the latest patent applications in medical imaging includes filings from Philips, Mindray, MGH and more.

No adverse impact for ultralow-dose SPECT

SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging dose can be slashed without adverse clinical impact.

Nanocomposites encourage bone repair

Enhancing artificial bone scaffolds with graphene-oxide flakes provides a stronger support while promoting bone regeneration.

PET/MRI: ideal for brain tumour imaging

PET/MRI could provide an optimal imaging approach for visualization and diagnosis of brain tumours.

Dose calculator minimizes QA bottleneck

An independent dose-calculation system enables fast and efficient quality assurance of pencil-beam proton therapy plans.

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

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A single-image method for x-ray refractive index CT April 20, 2015

A Mittone, S Gasilov, E Brun, A Bravin and P Coan 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 3433

Monte Carlo calculation of specific absorbed fractions: variance reduction techniques April 13, 2015

G Díaz-Londoño, S García-Pareja, F Salvat and A M Lallena 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 2625

The physics of proton therapy March 30, 2015

Wayne D Newhauser and Rui Zhang 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R155

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High Dose Rate mode (flattening filter free) radiotherapy

Clinical advantages of High Dose Rate mode, available with Agility on Elekta's Versa HD linear accelerator. A white paper by John Allen, director of accelerator technology, Elekta.

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The basic principles of proton therapy: how does it work?

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