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We should strive to apply physics to the biology itself Jul 17, 2014 (1 comment)

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

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AAPM: bringing you the 'Best in physics'

A selection of some of the top-ranked presentations from the 2014 AAPM Annual Meeting.

Registration scheme tackles 'missing structures'

Adding a penalty term to a non-rigid registration algorithm allows registration of structurally dissimilar medical images.

AAPM Annual Meeting: product update

A selection of some of the new products and software unveiled at this year's AAPM Annual Meeting.

PET tracer promising for brain tumours

Early clinical trial of a new PET tracer shows promise for detecting brain tumours.

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.

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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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3D reconstruction of scintillation light emission from proton pencil beams using limited viewing angles—a simulation study July 28, 2014

CheukKai Hui, Daniel Robertson and Sam Beddar 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 4477

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


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Esteya electronic brachytherapy

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