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Advances in preclinical MRI technology Aug 20, 2014

Recent advances in preclinical MRI technologies have escalated the extent of research that can be undertaken, explains MR Solutions' David Taylor.

Research & Innovation news

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in cancer screening, nanomedicine, focused ultrasound and more.

Low-dose preview minimizes CT dose

A simulated low-dose cone-beam CT preview helps minimize delivered dose in image-guided procedures.

Neural network cuts false-positive recalls

A mammography image analysis scheme based on artificial neural networks could reduce false-positive recalls.

An in-depth guide to CT dose

Review article discusses everything you need to know about CT dose.

Arc therapy for proton pencil beams

Proton modulated arc therapy could enable simultaneous dose and LET painting of a tumour target.

Nanoparticles open window into the brain

New imaging technique could monitor vascular blood flow and structure in real time and potentially help treat strokes, cancer and dementia.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of the latest international patent applications in medical imaging reviews filings from UMC Utrecht, MGH, CapeRay Medical and more.

Single-pixel optical system images deeper

A single-pixel optical imaging system shows potential for deep tissue penetration.

Radiomics fine-tunes radiotherapy dose

A data analysis technique called radiomics can help researchers determine radiation therapy dose more accurately.

Iodine alternatives improve X-ray contrast

Contrast agents other than iodine could ramp the sensitivity of dual-energy contrast-enhanced X-ray imaging.

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

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A new approach for dose calculation in targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) based on collapsed cone superposition: validation with 90Y August 15, 2014

Manuel Sanchez-Garcia, Isabelle Gardin, Rachida Lebtahi and Arnaud Dieudonné 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 4769

Search for novel contrast materials in dual-energy x-ray breast imaging using theoretical modeling of contrast-to-noise ratio July 31, 2014

R Karunamuni and A D A Maidment 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 4311

3D reconstruction of scintillation light emission from proton pencil beams using limited viewing angles—a simulation study July 28, 2014

CheukKai Hui, Daniel Robertson and Sam Beddar 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 4477

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