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We should strive to apply physics to the biology itself Jul 17, 2014

The field of medical physics should incorporate biophysics into radiotherapy research, says University of Wisconsin-Madison's Michael Kissick.

Research & Innovation news

Site-specific margins enhance proton plans

Analysing range uncertainties caused by inaccuracies in dose calculation reveals a need for site-specific margins in proton therapy.

Proton therapy shows clinical promise

The theoretical advantages of proton beam therapy are supported by results from two new clinical studies.

Phantoms offer realistic non-rigid motion

Digital phantoms that exhibit non-rigid respiratory and body motion allow more realistic testing of PET and SPECT motion correction schemes.

'Quadrapeutics' magnifies chemoradiation

A four-component technique enhances chemotherapy and radiotherapy effectiveness by up to 100-fold.

MRI: safety and training remain a concern

MRI safety remains a concern, as does the need for more formal training.

IMPT offers effective, less toxic treatment

Multifield optimization intensity-modulated proton therapy is safe, effective and less toxic than IMRT for head-and-neck tumours.

Dark-field imaging diagnoses lung disease

X-ray dark-field radiography is used for the first time to diagnose lung disease in mice

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in surgical guidance, breast imaging, magnetic therapy and more.

CLEO highlights innovations in OCT

Presenters at CLEO 2014 describe advances in optical coherence tomography for precision-guided epidurals and blood monitoring.

GE unveils prototype MRI brain scanner

GE Healthcare is developing a compact 3T MRI scanner designed specifically for head and brain imaging.

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Site-specific range uncertainties caused by dose calculation algorithms for proton therapy July 7, 2014

J Schuemann, S Dowdell, C Grassberger, C H Min and H Paganetti 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 4007

On the probability of cure for heavy-ion radiotherapy June 30, 2014

Leonid Hanin and Marco Zaider 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 3829

Radial dose distributions from protons of therapeutic energies calculated with Geant4-DNA June 23, 2014

He Wang and Oleg N Vassiliev 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 3657

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