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NPL gears up for UK proton therapy Mar 29, 2018

The National Physical Laboratory is getting prepared to support the UK's forthcoming high-energy proton therapy facilities.

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A contrast boost for small-animal PET

Modelling residual blurring in PET images improves the quality of awake small-animal PET

If I'm stressed then you're stressed

Studies in mice reveal that stress can be transmitted to other individuals

PET/CT lines up for breast imaging

Development of a dedicated breast PET/CT scanner moves a step forward

Tiny positioning differences can impact survival

ESTRO update: tiny differences in a patient's position during radiotherapy can impact survival, even when an imaging protocol is used

Brachytherapy proves safe for cervical cancer

ESTRO update: treating cervical cancer with brachytherapy does not increase the risk of ureteral stricture

Handgrip strength indicates survival in NSCLC patients

ESTRO update: handgrip strength is a good indicator of survival in lung cancer patients treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy

A self-tightening suture

Indian researchers have developed a bio-based suture material that tightens by itself when reaching body temperature

A medical physicist's perspective on radiation dose

Medical physicist Virginia Tsapaki shares practical information on radiation dose directives and dose management software

Artificial limb use alters brain regions

Prosthetic limb users with hand-loss have greater activity in visual-hand selective areas than control subjects

Uterine model advances ultrasound technology

An experimental setup based on an ex vivo uterus evaluates speckle-tracking techniques used to analyse uterine motion outside pregnancy

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IOP Biomedical Journals


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Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves: review of methods with applications in diagnostic medicine April 9, 2018

Nancy A Obuchowski & Jennifer A Bullen 2018 Phys. Med. Biol. 63 07TR01

Mid-infrared imaging in breast cancer tissue: an objective measure of grading breast cancer biopsies March 19, 2018

H Amrania, L Woodley-Barker, K Goddard, B Rosales, S Shousha, G Thomas, T McFarlane, M Sroya, C Wilhelm-Benartzi, K Cocks, R C Coombes & C C Phillips 2018 Converg. Sci. Phys. Oncol. 4 025001

Non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation via focused ultrasound in vivo March 5, 2018

Matthew E Downs, Stephen A Lee, Georgiana Yang, Seaok Kim, Qi Wang & Elisa E Konofagou 2018 Phys. Med. Biol. 63 035011

Validation and uncertainty analysis of a pre-treatment 2D dose prediction model February 12, 2018

Jose A Baeza, Cecile J A Wolfs, Sebastiaan M J J G Nijsten & Frank Verhaegen 2018 Phys. Med. Biol. 63 035033


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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.

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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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