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New home for medicalphysicsweb May 18, 2018

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PMB: the top ten of 2017

Take another look at PMB's top 10 downloaded papers of 2017.

Sorting T-cells using biomolecular tension

A microfluidic device sorts T-cells based on the mechanical strength of their bonds with pathogens.

Rectal muscle recordings could treat overactive bladders

A probe that detects surface muscle signals within the rectum could help treat urinary incontinence.

3D dosimetry protocol is compatible with MR-guided radiotherapy

A protocol for high-resolution 3D remote dosimetry: application to MR-guided radiotherapy.

Researchers resolve PET/MRI issue for epilepsy patients

A new attenuation correction method ensures diagnostic quality PET/MR images in brain scans of epilepsy patients.

Liquid biopsies can advance cancer treatment

Analysis of circulating tumour DNA enables precision medicine.

Networked microwells grow healthier cell spheroids

A networked microwell array enables effective construction of 3D multicellular spheroids.

Radiotherapy halts deadly heart rhythm

Flash physics: radiation therapy aimed directly at the heart can treat patients with ventricular tachycardia.

Closed-loop controller regulates BBB opening

Use of a closed-loop controller during focused ultrasound-based disruption of the blood-brain barrier enables controlled drug delivery.

After the steel hip, the magnetic tendon

A magnetic cellular patch that acts as an innovative delivery method for stem cell therapy could improve tendon regeneration.

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New home for medicalphysicsweb

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All our 2018 content has now been moved to Physics World, and the rest of the archive will follow in the near future. If you subscribe to our weekly e-mail newsletter, look out for a new-look Medical Physics newsletter that will be sent to you from Physics World.

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IOP Biomedical Journals


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

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MR-ARFI-based method for the quantitative measurement of tissue elasticity: application for monitoring HIFU therapy May 14, 2018

Jonathan Vappou, Pierre Bour, Fabrice Marquet, Valery Ozenne & Bruno Quesson 2018 Phys. Med. Biol. 63 095018

Signal intensity analysis and optimization for in vivo imaging of Cherenkov and excited luminescence April 30, 2018

Ethan P M LaRochelle, Jennifer R Shell, Jason R Gunn, Scott C Davis & Brian W Pogue 2018 Phys. Med. Biol. 63 085019


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ARIA 15.1, The Security Release: Putting Data Security Front and Center

Varian is addressing the issue of tighter cyber security with ARIA® 15.1 - primarily a "security" release of the company's oncology information system.

Harmonize your treatment planning with RayStation 6

RayStation® 6, the latest release of RaySearch's innovative radiation therapy treatment planning system, adds significant new functionality and a wide range of general improvements. Major additions include support for Accuray TomoTherapy™ systems.


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ABAS 2.0


BEAMSCAN is the world's first all-in-one water phantom featuring wireless auto setup and operation.

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ABAS 2.0

QUASAR MRID3D Geometric Distortion Analysis System

The QUASAR MRID3D from Modus QA is a new way to quantify MRI distortion for the entire 3D volume.

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ABAS 2.0


Multi-modular phantom for dosimetry and beyond.

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ABAS 2.0

myQA Patients software demonstration

A webinar demonstrating IBA Dosimetry's myQA Patients software.

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