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Neuromorphic computing: taking inspiration from the brain Oct 4, 2016

A topical review in the Journal of Neural Engineering examines the rapidly advancing field of neuromorphic computing.

Research & Innovation news

High-sensitivity PET targets brain imaging

A helmet-shaped PET system with add-on detectors could provide high-sensitivity, low-cost brain imaging.

IMPT planning scheme accounts for LET

Hybrid physical dose/LET-based planning helps avoid damage to critical structures during intensity-modulated proton therapy.

Paediatric PET dose can be reduced

Tracer activities can be significantly reduced in paediatric PET/MRI while retaining diagnostic image quality.

Lens sees sub-cellular details in large samples

A new microscope lens combines high resolution with a large field-of-view.

Nanoparticles boost photothermal therapy

Photosensitive porphysome nanoparticles could enhance photothermal therapy of pancreatic tumours.

ISOCT sheds light on tumour progression

Inverse spectroscopic optical coherence tomography helps elucidate the role of the extracellular matrix on tumour progression.

How cost-effective is molecular imaging?

Measuring the cost-effectiveness of molecular imaging is more a question of economics than it is about medicine.

We must sell molecular imaging better

Molecular imaging could help drive personalized medicine and revolutionize healthcare, but first the sector must improve its outreach.

BGO lines up for time-of-flight PET

By exploiting Cerenkov emission, bismuth germanate shows promise as a relevant scintillator for time-of-flight PET.

First Australian MRI-linac proves feasible

Australian collaboration demonstrates the feasibility of its first prototype integrated MRI-linac system.

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IOP Biomedical Journals


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

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Review of plastic and liquid scintillation dosimetry for photon, electron, and proton therapy October 17, 2016

L Beaulieu and S Beddar 2016 Phys. Med. Biol. 61 R305

Dosimetry in x-ray-based breast imaging October 3, 2016

D R Dance and I Sechopoulos 2016 Phys. Med. Biol. 61 R271

Nuclear physics in particle therapy: a review September 19, 2016

Marco Durante and Harald Paganetti 2016 Rep. Prog. Phys. 79 096702


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Adaptive radiotherapy optimizes proton therapy treatments

Lei Dong, Director of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, discusses the merits of adaptive radiotherapy for proton treatments.

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.

White papers

Automatic gating in respiratory motion management

How Response™ controls gated treatment deliveries in the Elekta digital linear accelerator.

Adaptive radiation therapy in RayStation

A white paper from RaySearch Laboratories.

Deformable registration in RayStation

A white paper from RaySearch Laboratories.


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ABAS 2.0

Efficient and accurate patient QA with Dolphin

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

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ABAS 2.0

ImSimQA – Tools to commission and QA deformable image registration

ImSimQA provides extensive tools for generating infinite test image data.

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ABAS 2.0

The ProBeam proton therapy system

Adaptive proton therapy enabled by Varian's unique, fully integrated solution.

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