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Novel takes on medical isotope production May 6, 2015

Research teams in North America are developing radical new methods for producing the invaluable medical isotope technetium-99m.

Research & Innovation news

Do radiotherapy innovations meet our needs?

Rather than force users to adapt to new technology, technology should adapt to the user, says Dirk Verellen.

Icon - a new take on cranial radiosurgery

The 3rd ESTRO Forum saw Elekta unveil Icon - the latest incarnation of its Leksell Gamma Knife.

PET prevents unnecessary radiotherapy

PET scans during treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma can identify patients with an excellent prognosis and avoid unnecessary radiotherapy.

The 3rd ESTRO Forum: product round-up

The 3rd ESTRO Forum in Barcelona saw some noteworthy radiotherapy announcements.

Particle pollutants detected in exhaled breath

A non-invasive technique that measures ultrafine particles in exhaled breath could improve diagnosis of asthmatic children.

Nanotherapy for heart attacks and strokes

Nanoparticles loaded with a cholesterol-lowering drug reduce inflammation in atherosclerotic plaques.

MR-guided cobalt-60 system measures up

Treatment plans generated for a cobalt-60-based MR-guided radiotherapy system compare well to those produced with a linac.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in radioembolization, radiotherapy, microfluidics and more.

Laser-made tissue scaffold tested in vivo

A complex tissue scaffold made by direct laser writing exhibits high performance for cartilage tissue engineering.

DBS treats Parkinson's disease, but how?

Deep-brain stimulation is highly effective in treating Parkinson's disease, but how does it work?

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

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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

A single-image method for x-ray refractive index CT April 20, 2015

A Mittone, S Gasilov, E Brun, A Bravin and P Coan 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 3433

Monte Carlo calculation of specific absorbed fractions: variance reduction techniques April 13, 2015

G Díaz-Londoño, S García-Pareja, F Salvat and A M Lallena 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 2625

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

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Stereotactic beam scanning using the IBA Stealth Reference Detector

New small field dosimetry using the "beam-invisible" Stealth Reference Detector from IBA Dosimetry.

High Dose Rate mode (flattening filter free) radiotherapy

Clinical advantages of High Dose Rate mode, available with Agility on Elekta's Versa HD linear accelerator. A white paper by John Allen, director of accelerator technology, Elekta.

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

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