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Novel journal unites physical oncology researchers Feb 24, 2015

The journal Convergent Science Physical Oncology aims to create a new forum for researchers working on the physics of cancer.

Research & Innovation news

FlexyDos3D: a deformable 3D dosimeter

FlexyDos3D is a 3D dose-integrating dosimeter that's easy to fabricate and can be deformed during treatment.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of the latest patent applications in radiation therapy includes filings from Elekta, Bracco Suisse, Philips and more.

Nuclear medicine: change to survive

Nuclear medicine physicians need to shift from being purely imaging-based to become more involved in clinical areas.

CBCT made for point-of-care brain imaging

Artefact correction scheme could enable point-of-care brain imaging using flat-panel-based cone-beam CT.

RSI-MRI improves prostate cancer imaging

Restriction spectrum imaging MRI can improve the detection of prostate cancer spread.

MR images improve PET quantification

MRI-guided filtering and partial volume correction of brain PET scans enhance image quality and structure delineation.

ECR 2015: what to expect

ECR 2015 president Bernd Hamm looks ahead to this year's European Congress of Radiology, and speaks about his own department and clinical interests.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in brain imaging, radiotherapy, biomaterials and more.

Medical isotopes from irradiated thorium

Irradiating a thorium target with light charged particles can produce a variety of medical isotopes.

One nanoparticle: six imaging modalities

Researchers design a nanoparticle that can be detected by six different medical imaging techniques.

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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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Evolution of the CaF2:Tm (TLD-300) glow curve as an indicator of beam quality for low-energy photon beams March 2, 2015

I D Muñoz, O Avila, I Gamboa-deBuen and M E Brandan 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 2135

PET-MRI: a review of challenges and solutions in the development of integrated multimodality imaging February 13, 2015

Stefaan Vandenberghe and Paul K Marsden 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R115

The effects of extending the spectral information acquired by a photon-counting detector for spectral CT February 2, 2015

Taly Gilat Schmidt, Kevin C Zimmerman and Emil Y Sidky 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 1583


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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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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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Expert opinion: how is proton therapy integrated into cancer care?

James Metz from the University of Pennsylvania Health System explains.

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Expert opinion: the clinical advantages of pencil beam scanning

Stephen Hahn from the University of Pennsylvania disusses clinical advantages of pencil beam scanning.

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