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Proton therapy: randomized trials or model-based selection? Jun 23, 2015

Are randomized controlled trials needed for proton therapy, or could a model-based approach provide a better option for selecting suitable patients?

Research & Innovation news

Motion mitigation for scanned protons

Gating and rescanning improve dose delivery for lung cancer patients treated with scanned proton therapy, but their efficacy is patient-specific.

FES helps stroke patients move again

Functional electrical stimulation could help restore voluntary motion control in stroke patients.

Alpha therapy targets metastatic disease

Targeted alpha therapy could play an important role in treating disseminated, chemoresistant and radioresistant metastatic disease.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in optogenetics, drug delivery, radiation safety and more.

Sky-high bioscience

Toronto's CN Tower provided a scenic venue for the launch of Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express and the IOP biosciences portfolio.

DTI-MRI sheds light on concussion symptoms

Diffusion-tensor MRI reveals distinct injury patterns in the brain of people with concussion-related depression symptoms.

Biophotonics: seeing the light

Photonics technologies have a significant role to play in biology and medicine.

Microbeams reduce skin injury

Proton and X-ray microbeams reduce skin injury during radiotherapy delivery.

Radiotherapy needs preclinical research

Small-animal radiotherapy research could help optimize the design of clinical radiotherapy trials.

An easy-to-use foetal heartbeat monitor

An array of optically pumped magnetometers could replace expensive SQUIDs for detecting abnormal foetal heart rhythms.

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LAP LASER to showcase new products at AAPM 2015

LAP LASER to showcase new and innovative products at the AAPM annual meeting.

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.

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Robust optimization in RayStation

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

Log file based patient specific quality assurance

Is your patient-specific QA providing a complete picture? A white paper from Mobius Medical Systems.

Stereotactic beam scanning using the IBA Stealth Reference Detector

New small field dosimetry using the "beam-invisible" Stealth Reference Detector from IBA Dosimetry.

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ABAS 2.0

Advanced proton treatment at Provision with RayStation

Provision Center for Proton Therapy was the first to use RayStation for their proton treatments.

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Celebrating 15 years of Modus Medical Devices Inc.

Look who's turning 15. Happy Anniversary, Modus.

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Personalized care at RISO with Multi-Criteria Optimization in RayStation

How Multi-Criteria Optimization helps improve workflow and personalize care for patients.

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