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NPL gears up for UK proton therapy

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

Taking molecular imaging to the masses

Experts in nuclear medicine call on health authorities to accelerate the adoption of emerging molecular imaging technologies

Photonic technologies inspire X-ray innovation

When will we see the next disruptive innovation in X-ray imaging? And could it be inspired by emerging photonic technologies?

Isotopes for precision medicine

The CERN-MEDICIS facility has produced its first radioisotopes for medical research.

The changing landscape of cancer therapy

The use of beams of protons or ions to kill tumours is beginning to transform the global cancer therapy scene.

Cancer nanomedicine calls for interdisciplinary research

Robert Ivkov, the new Editor-in-chief of CSPO, explains why convergent science is a necessity when developing magnetic nanoparticles for cancer therapy.

Review of the year: 2017's most popular stories

We take a look at some of the most popular articles published on medicalphysicsweb in the last year.

Driving creativity in cancer research

Cancer Research UK has introduced new opportunities for researchers to work across disciplines to understand, treat and diagnose cancer.

Medical Physics for World Benefit: addressing a global need

Jake Van Dyk discusses how the Medical Physics for World Benefit organization aims to tackle the burgeoning need for quality medical physics across the globe.

Extending ultrasound to combat cancer

Imperial College team focuses on boosting the performance of point-of-care ultrasound systems.

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Medical isotope supplies: a game plan for the future

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.

Medical physicists: preparing for change

As the boundaries between medical disciplines become increasingly blurred and those between diagnosis, therapy and management follow suit, how can medical physicists adapt to these changing needs?

Radiotherapy: challenges old and new

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.

Ionizing radiation: the double-edged sword

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.

High-performance computing: shaping medicine's future

Tools such as grid networks and supercomputers will play a vital supporting role in biomedical research and clinical development.

Cellular imaging draws disciplines together

The traditionally diverse disciplines of biology and physics are finding common ground in the effort to image cellular functions.

Particle therapy: protons and beyond

Most particle-therapy treatments are performed using proton beams; but could carbon ions ever become a practical alternative?

Optical imaging comes to the fore

Optics-based techniques such as fluorescence and Raman imaging are poised to play a bigger role in cancer diagnostics.

Setting the standards for IMRT

Wide variations in dose prescription and delivery between institutions highlight the pressing need for universal IMRT planning and reporting guidelines.

Technology assessment: why magical thinking won't do

Newer isn't always better, which is why a rigorous examination of emerging clinical technologies is in everyone's interest.