This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies. To find out more, see our Privacy and Cookies policy.
Skip to the content

IOP A community website from IOP Publishing

For maximum exposure, become a Corporate partner. Contact our sales team.

Buyer’s Guide

Latest Videos

ImSimQA - Tools to commission and QA deformable image registration

ImSimQA provides extensive tools for generating infinite test image data, from any imported DICOM-3 images, and from virtual phantoms.

The ProBeam proton therapy system

Adaptive proton therapy enabled by Varian's unique, fully integrated solution.

Biomedical Materials marks milestone achievements

As Biomedical Materials marks its 10th anniversary, we caught up with the editor-in-chief and researchers at a reception to celebrate the event.

Pencil-beam scanning enhances precision

Video: Ben Clasie describes how MGH is using pencil-beam scanning proton therapy to deliver superior dose distributions.

Fighting cancer with mathematics

Video: MGH researchers are applying multicriteria optimization to draw up proton therapy treatment plans.

Reducing uncertainties in proton therapy

An innovative PET scanner at MGH is helping to minimize uncertainties in proton therapy delivery.

A pioneering approach to proton therapy

Thomas Bortfeld describes the cutting-edge cancer treatments available at Massachusetts General Hospital.

SPECT offers big benefits for imaging small animals

Freek Beekman describes how high-resolution SPECT systems play an invaluable role in small-animal imaging.

Image guidance: the way forward for radiotherapy

Uwe Oelfke explains how image guidance can address the challenges of motion during radiotherapy.

The low-down on molecular imaging

Simon Cherry discusses recent progress in molecular imaging and examines how these techniques are increasingly being translated to the clinic.

Bridging the gap between biology and electronics

"Tissue-like" electronic devices could open up new diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities in biomedicine.

Medical lasers: diagnose, treat, cure

The laser could play a pivotal role in the diagnosis and treatment of early stage disease, says Dartmouth College's Brian Pogue.

The biomedical attraction of magnetic nanoparticles

Kevin O'Grady predicts a big future for small particles in clinical applications.


Developing novel microfluidic devices with multiphysics simulation

Thursday 25 April 2018, 14.00 BST/09.00 EDT


If you are interested in using simulation to enhance the development of a microfluidic device, then tune into this webinar with Robyn Pritchard from The Technology Partnership (TTP). Cell sorting is a staple of many cell biology labs. The current gold standard, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS), is limited to processing roughly 10,000 cells per second to avoid irreparable damage. For many new advances in cell therapy (e.g., autologous T-cell therapy for cancer), throughput of up to a billion cells in a few hours is essential. TTP set out to break through the current limit by developing a novel microfluidic cell sorter. In this webinar, Robyn will discuss how TTP used the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to design and invent the world’s smallest ultrafast microfluidic cell sorter, where the key discovery was the inertial vortex. Robyn will also show how TTP's simulations correspond to reality with their fully working microfluidic chip. The webinar will include a live demonstration and conclude with a Q&A session.

Register for free here

Tomotherapy planning in RayStation

Thursday 22 March 2018, 16.00 GMT/12.00 EST


This webinar, presented by Misty Lehman-Davis, Senior Application Specialist, RaySearch Americas, will examine tomotherapy planning in RayStation. This function allows a seamless planning approach for centres with helical Tomotherapy combined with conventional linacs, enabling all planning to be performed within one treatment planning system..

Register for free here

An introduction to best practices for refereeing a journal manuscript

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 16.00 GMT/11.00 EST


Peer review is one of the most critical components of high-quality scientific publishing. It impacts on the timeliness, accuracy and clarity of research findings that – if published – will be accessible and visible to everyone for years to come. Presented by Simon Cherry of the University of California, Davis, this webinar addresses best practices for reviewing a journal manuscript and address some of the challenges and pitfalls that frequently crop up during the peer-review process. This webinar is aimed at those new to serving as a referee for a scientific journal – whether that be more generally, within the field of medical physics, or for Physics in Medicine & Biology specifically.

Register for free here

Venezia – Reaching Beyond

Monday 5 February 2018, 15.00 GMT/11.00 EST


Treating advanced-stage cervical cancer can be difficult without the right tools. Dr Matthew Biagioli will discuss a new option for reaching beyond the current constraints with the Venezia applicator for reproducible results and seamless integration into your current workflow.

Register for free here

Estimating respiratory rate from the electrocardiogram and photoplethysmogram

Tuesday 16 January 2018, 14.00 GMT


Presented by Peter H Charlton from King’s College London, this webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in estimating respiratory rate from the electrocardiogram and the photoplethysmogram. It is intended to equip researchers with the knowledge and tools to translate this promising technology into patient benefit.

Register for free here

Plan Explorer; An Automated Treatment Planning Approach

Wednesday 20 December 2017, 16.00 GMT/11.00 EST


Plan Explorer provides a new paradigm in treatment planning. This talk, presented by Björn Hårdemark, Deputy CEO, RaySearch Laboratories, goes through the underlying algorithms, explains how to use the system, gives examples of plan configurations and provides an outlook into future developments of this feature found within the RayStation treatment planning software.

Register for free here

Radiogenomics in Radiation Oncology: More than Omics

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 15.00 GMT/10.00 EST


Issam El Naqa will discuss recent progress and potentials of radiogenomics and its role in treatment response modelling.

Register for free here

Integrated Quality Assurance in Radiation Oncology. Pending one credit for CAMPEP, MDCB, ASRT

Wednesday 8 November 2017, 19.00 GMT/14.00 EST


Webinar presented by James P Nunn, MS, CHP, DABR, Senior Medical Physicist and Radiation Safety Officer, LewisGale Hosital Pulaski.

Register for free here

AQUA: a departmental quality-management system for radiation-therapy equipment

Thursday 21 September 2017, 15.00 BST/10.00 EDT


Webinar presented by Daniel Letourneau, Associate Head of Physics, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Register for free here

From Imaging to Treatment: Initial Clinical Experience with an MRI Linac

Wednesday 13 September 2017, 15.00 BST/10.00 EDT


Carri Glide-Hurst, PhD DABR, Senior Staff Physicist, Director of Translational Research, Henry Ford Health System and Anthony Doemer, MS DABR, Senior Staff Physicist, Henry Ford Health System.

Register for free here

Immuno-PET with Nanobodies

Thursday 22 June 2017, 16.00 BST/11.00 EDT


The ability to visualize immune responses non-invasively would have tremendous value for basic immunology. Webinar presented by Hidde Ploegh, Senior Investigator, Boston Children's Hospital.

Register for free here

Basics of PT treatment planning: How does this differ from conventional RT?

Thursday 6 April 2017, 16.00 BST/10.00 EDT


How to commission and maintain a proton-therapy system. Expert physicists explain in detail what it entails. Webinar presented by Mark Pankuch, Director of Medical Physics and Dosimetry, and Zuofeng Li, DSc. Physics Director, UFHealth Proton Institute.

Register for free here

The medical physics revolution continues: next 60 years

Wednesday 22 March 2017, 15.00 GMT/11.00 EDT


In the fifth and final of our series of webinars showcasing presentations from the PMB 60th Anniversary Symposium, Robert Jeraj from the University of Wisconsin takes a look at what may lie ahead for medical physics in the next 60 years.

Register for free here

New horizons for adaptive therapy and dose guidance

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 15.00 GMT/10.00 EST


In the fourth of our series of webinars showcasing presentations from the PMB 60th Anniversary Symposium, Katia Parodi examines the key ingredients of modern adaptive radiotherapy, including fast computational models and methods for in vivo dose/range assessment. She also takes a look forward to the era of biological guidance.

Register for free here

Implementing MRI and MR-SIM for radiation oncology: what you need to know

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 16.00 GMT/11.00 EST


Almost all clinics, small and large, use MRI in their treatment-planning workflows. Modern treatment planning requires images of high geometric fidelity with high spatial and contrast resolution to delineate disease extent and proximity to adjacent organs at risk. However, imaging protocols needed for accurate treatment planning differ significantly from those used in diagnostic radiology. As the integration of MRI into radiation oncology is expanding rapidly, a need exists to highlight the considerations for safe and effective implementation. This webinar will describe the major differences from diagnostic MRI, provide an overview of MRI safety and training models, introduce clinical-workflow considerations, and describe the development of a robust quality-assurance programme. Special considerations for motion management and treatment planning will be described.

Register for free here

From vision to sight: "See what you treat"

Tuesday 13 December 2016, 15.00 GMT/10.00 EDT


In the third of our webinars showcasing presentations from the PMB 60th Anniversary Symposium, Bas Raaymakers examines the use of image guidance during radiation therapy. He will describe the various options available for radiotherapy guidance, including in-room CT-on-rails, MV imaging, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, tracking of implanted beacons and cone-beam CT. In particular, he will discuss the use of MRI for real-time visualization during treatment.

This webinar is sponsored by Elekta

Register for free here

Generate, filter, select: How Plan Explorer redefines automatic planning

Wednesday 9 November 2016, 16.00 GMT/11.00 EST


In part one of this webinar, Freddie Cardel outlines the concept of automatic plan generation with Plan Explorer and demonstrates a completely new level of automation. In part two, Erik Korevaar and Roel Kierkels present the first findings of the clinical evaluation they performed at University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands, and describe how the centre envisions the use of the tool in clinical practice.

Register for free here

Diagnostic Imaging Evolution: discoveries in contrast mechanisms and resolution

Thursday 3 November 2016, 15.00 GMT/ 11.00 EDT


Continuing our series of webinars showcasing presentations from the PMB 60th Anniversary Symposium, Brian Pogue discusses the evolution of diagnostic imaging over the last 60 years. He will present examples of successful medical imaging technologies, explain how the use of contrast agents can improve delineation and function assessment, and present some fundamentally new physical imaging systems.

Register for free here

Accounting for uncertainties in RT: adaptive therapy and robust optimization

Tuesday 20 September 2016, 17.00 BST/ 12.00 EDT


During radiation therapy, the patient’s anatomical state is not static. Many different factors contribute to a shifting picture, and it is essential to account for uncertainties in order to ensure the quality of the treatment plan. In the first half of this webinar, Niek Scheuder, Chief Medical Physicist, will share his experience from implementing an adaptive planning workflow with RayStation at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy. In the second half, Cameron Ditty, Senior Physicist, will explain the concept of robustness in RayStation, illustrating with practical examples.

Register for free here

60 years of the medical physics revolution

Tuesday 13 September 2016, 15.00 BST/ 10.00 EST


In the first in a series of webinars showcasing presentations from the PMB 60th Anniversary Symposium, Steven Meikle will examine the progression of medical physics over the last 60 years.

Register for free here

Transforming brain radiosurgery: clinical application of a novel tool

Friday 9 September 2016, 16.00 BST/ 11.00 EDT


Medical doctor Dheerendra Prasad talks about clinical prospects and his clinical experience of the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon for precise, frameless and frame-based stereotactic radiosurgery of the brain.

Register for free here

Clinical optimization performance improvements with Monaco® treatment planning system

Monday 18 April 2016, 09.00 CST/ 15.00 BST


This webinar, presented by Sotiri Stathakis, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, will provide an overview of recent improvements in Elekta’s Monaco® treatment planning system version 5.11. The discussion will address quantitative and qualitative comparisons to previous versions of Monaco, and present some of the University of Texas Health Science Center data.

Register for free here

Multiple Brain Metastases & Volumetric Modulated Arc Radiosurgery: Refining the Single-Isocenter Technique to Benefit Surgeons & Patients

Wednesday 3 February 2016, 16.00 GMT/ 11.00 EST


John Fiveash, MD, and Evan Thomas, MD, PhD, from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, describe a technique of treating brain metastasis using a single isocentre on a modern linac at UAB. Dr. Fiveash will describe the evolution of SRS for treating multiple metastases: its role in 21st century neuro-oncology and how it benefits surgeons and patients. Dr. Thomas will go into details of their technique, and describe how it compares to conventional radiosurgery.

Jointly provided by: IOP Publishing and the Institute for Medical Education
Supported by an educational grant from: Varian Medical Systems
Approved for 1 SA-CME Credit by the ABR
Approved for 1 MDCB, MPCEC credits

Register for free here

Automation in Treatment Planning – A Promising Future Already Upon Us

Tuesday 13 October 2015, 15.30 GMT/ 10.30 EST


The current reality for radiation oncology departments all around the world is a push to do more with less, while maintaining high quality plans for patients. Vendors of treatment planning software are in a position to help, with creation of tools to streamline and automate many of the tedious tasks as well as improve utilization of new and creative plan improvement tools. It is the purpose of this talk to explore some of the automation tools in several treatment planning systems with a focus on those built into the RayStation TPS, produced by RaySearch Laboratories; to include use of protocols, templates and scripting, automatic breast planning, Fallback Planning, Multi-Criteria Optimization, Reduce Organ at Risk and Plan Exploration. Finally, we will look to the future and what automation means to the dosimetrists or physicists clinically and professionally.

Register for free here

Electronic Recordkeeping In Radiation Oncology

Wednesday 23 September 2015, 15.00 GMT/ 10.00 EST


Recordkeeping for purposes of regulatory compliance in the modern radiation oncology environment is largely a paper driven process. Many software and hardware solutions are available from vendors to solve individual issues relating to the collection and processing of QA data, but few, if any, can collect, process and present the results of this data in a cohesive way. In this presentation, James P. Nunn, Senior Medical Physicist at Lewis Gale Regional Cancer Center, will show how electronic recordkeeping is readily and routinely used in the setting of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine service lines, but strangely absent in the Oncology service line.

Register for free here

Clinical Importance of Quality Assurance TG-142 for Medical Accelerators

Wednesday 13 May 2015, 08.00 PST/11.00 EST/16.00 GMT


Complex treatment delivery techniques allowing faster and more accurate treatments are rapidly gaining clinical acceptance. These complex deliveries require a comprehensive approach to quality assurance that takes into account the types of treatments being delivered and the range of devices being used for delivery. Join Doug Moseley, assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, as he discusses the planning and decisions that need to be made so that you can succeed at implementing your TG-142 programme.

Register for free here

Adaptive Therapy and Deformable Registration

Wednesday 11 February 2015, 08.00 PST/11.00 EST/16.00 GMT


Interested in treatment adaption? Learn about deformable registration and how it is essential for adaptive therapy. We will bring up common cases where deformable registration can be used, discuss related challenges as well as necessary features for success. You will see RayStation's approach to deformable registration with functionalities like structure propagation, dose deformation, treatment evaluation for delivered fractions and various QA options.

Register for free here

Clinical implementation of gated beam delivery on an Elekta linac

Wednesday 10 December 2014, 16.00 GMT


David Shepard, Director of Medical Physics at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, WA, discusses how respiratory gated delivery holds the promise of improved dose conformality by allowing for tighter margins and/or increasing the geometric separation between the treatment volume and sensitive structures.

Register for free here

A physicist's approach to SRS treatment planning

Thursday 30 October 2014, 12.00 ET/16.00 GMT


Renowned medical physicist Ian Paddick will provide a comprehensive overview of SRS treatment planning for Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™. His presentation will include a review of the methodology used to evaluate plan quality and requirements to consider when planning SRS treatments.

Register for free here