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BPEX: bridging the gaps between disciplines May 26, 2015

The new multidisciplinary journal Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express aims to bridge the gaps between medical physics, biophysics and biomedical engineering.

Research & Innovation news

Patient's thoughts control robotic arm

A neural implant that decodes a paralysed patient's intended movements provides smooth control of a robotic arm.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in space radiation, medical imaging and more.

Nanoneedles deliver therapeutics into cells

Biocompatible nanoneedles can efficiently deliver nucleic acids and nanoparticles into live cells without damaging them.

Proton minibeams reduce radiation toxicity

Minibeam therapy with protons and light ions helps minimize dose to proximal tissues.

A new take on melanoma diagnosis

A novel method for modelling illumination and identifying chromophores promises superior skin image analysis for melanoma diagnosis.

Low-cost X-ray market faces major shake-up

A Swiss-led project aiming to bring low-cost, quality digital X-ray units to developing countries unveils its prototype.

PET sensor exploits Cerenkov detection

A new concept for depth-of-interaction-capable PET is based solely on the detection of Cerenkov photons.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of the latest patent applications in radiation therapy includes filings from ProNova, SOLEIL, Stanford University and more.

CTA protocol slashes radiation dose

A novel CT angiography technique slashes radiation dose tenfold in aortic disease.

Ultralow-field MRI comes out of the lab

A portable ultralow-field MRI system could aid soldiers and developing-world field hospitals.

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Physics in Medicine & Biology


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

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Skin image illumination modeling and chromophore identification for melanoma diagnosis May 21, 2015

Z Liu and J Zerubia 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 3415

Functional optical coherence tomography: principles and progress May 11, 2015

Jina Kim, William Brown, Jason R Maher, Howard Levinson and Adam Wax 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R211

Quantitative analysis of relationships between irradiation parameters and the reproducibility of cyclotron-produced 99mTc yields May 1, 2015

J Tanguay, X Hou, K Buckley, P Schaffer, F Bénard, T J Ruth and A Celler 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 3883


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Philips: Leading change in therapy guidance

Philips invites you to discover how its innovations can transform patient management.

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Log file based patient specific quality assurance

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Atlas-based auto-contouring - balancing accuracy with efficiency in OnQ rts

Atlas-based auto segmentation with OnQ rts® from Oncology Systems Limited.

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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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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How does proton therapy work?

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

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ProteusONE proton therapy made easy

An introduction to IBA's compact ProteusONE proton therapy system.

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ProteusONE with Ambient Experience by Philips

IBA's ProteusONE system combined with Philips Ambient Experience.

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