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May 6, 2015
Research teams in North America are developing radical new methods for producing the invaluable medical isotope technetium-99m.
Mar 12, 2015
Clinicians and physicists reveal their concerns and requirements regarding quality assurance for radiation therapy.
Feb 24, 2015
The journal Convergent Science Physical Oncology aims to create a new forum for researchers working on the physics of cancer.
Feb 2, 2015 (1 comment)
International healthcare collaborations, facilitated by recent ICT developments, could help reduce global disparities in access to radiation therapy.
Jan 12, 2015
A new course aims to train oncologists, medical physicists and administrators in all aspects of setting up and running a proton therapy programme.
Dec 15, 2014
The 4D Treatment Planning Workshop examined how ultrasound and MRI could be used to help deliver radiotherapy of moving and deforming targets.
Nov 13, 2014
Transitioning molecular imaging from a preclinical technique to a standard clinical tool could help detect the very earliest stages of disease.
Oct 13, 2014
The second Symposium on Small Animal Precision Image-Guided Radiotherapy examined how preclinical precision irradiation studies can better mirror clinical situations.
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Dec 8, 2008 (1 comment)
A Canadian task force has identified a promising alternative method for making large quantities of Mo-99, using natural uranium and photons from a high-power accelerator.
Sep 24, 2008
Long-standing tasks such as dealing with organ motion, as well as the new challenges arising from state-of-the-art beam-delivery systems, were the talk of this year's ESTRO meeting.
Aug 15, 2008
With cancer survivors now younger and living longer, it's pertinent to ask whether recent advances in conformal radiotherapy modalities come at a latent cost.
Jul 14, 2008
Tools such as grid networks and supercomputers will play a vital supporting role in biomedical research and clinical development.
Jun 10, 2008
The traditionally diverse disciplines of biology and physics are finding common ground in the effort to image cellular functions.
May 14, 2008
Most particle-therapy treatments are performed using proton beams; but could carbon ions ever become a practical alternative?
Apr 17, 2008
Optics-based techniques such as fluorescence and Raman imaging are poised to play a bigger role in cancer diagnostics.
Feb 25, 2008
Newer isn't always better, which is why a rigorous examination of emerging clinical technologies is in everyone's interest.