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Radiotherapy quality assurance: progress and needs Mar 12, 2015

Clinicians and physicists reveal their concerns and requirements regarding quality assurance for radiation therapy.

Research & Innovation news

Tumour metastasis: environment matters

Understanding how cancer cells respond to the stiffness of their environment could help create strategies to prevent cancer spread.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in light therapy, nanomedicine, radiotherapy and more.

Proton radiographs improve range prediction

Patient-specific calibration strategy uses proton radiographs to improve range estimates for proton therapy planning.

Simulations assess carbon ion beam tracking

How do uncertainties affect a beam tracking technique that corrects for tumour motion during carbon ion therapy?

ECR 2015: Top five trends

Central themes at ECR 2015 included the unification of European radiology, radiation dose monitoring, digital breast tomosynthesis and hybrid imaging.

3D printed dosimeters aid SBRT research

3D printing can create anatomically accurate radiochromic dosimeters of small animals for stereotactic body radiotherapy investigations.

ECR 2015: Advanced ultrasound applications

A special focus session at the recent European Congress of Radiology examined the latest advances in ultrasound techniques.

PMB unveils 2014 highlights collection

Physics in Medicine and Biology has published its free-to-read Highlights of 2014 collection.

Multi-colour MPI expands imaging options

Multi-colour magnetic particle imaging could one day lead to new medical imaging, intervention and therapy applications.

VMAT technique spares hippocampus

Planning approach generates VMAT plans with far lower dose to the hippocampus than delivered by conventional whole-brain radiotherapy.

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PMB EDITOR'S CHOICE


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

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Defining robustness protocols: a method to include and evaluate robustness in clinical plans March 16, 2015

S E McGowan, F Albertini, S J Thomas and A J Lomax 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 2671

First experimental evidence of the feasibility of multi-color magnetic particle imaging March 9, 2015

J Rahmer, A Halkola,B Gleich, I Schmale and J Borgert 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 1775

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

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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?

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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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