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Nov 29, 2013
A dynamic multileaf collimator has been used to track a moving tumour with a therapeutic X-ray beam for the first time in Sydney, Australia.
Oct 24, 2013
Newly launched peer-to-peer web site i.treatsafely.org provides access to training videos on clinical treatment processes and quality assurance techniques.
Sep 26, 2013
How can medical physicists contribute to research and help define the future of cancer treatments?
Aug 19, 2013
The Physics Pheud!, a unique game show conceived for the AAPM annual meeting, examined the big issues surrounding the future of medical physics.
Jul 19, 2013
Scientists in Brazil are exploiting interdisciplinary collaborations to advance research in areas such as medical imaging, biological physics and biophotonics.
Jun 11, 2013
Is alpha-immunotherapy research under-resourced relative to its potential importance in cancer management? Barry Allen discusses.
Mar 15, 2013
Video: Thomas Bortfeld describes the cutting-edge cancer treatments available at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Feb 7, 2013
Use of iterative least-squares for aperture optimization reduces leaf motion and monitor unit variation in volumetric-modulated arc therapy plans.
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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.