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Women in medical physics: the current status

How well represented are women in the worldwide workforce of medical physicists?

Proton therapy: randomized trials or model-based selection?

Are randomized controlled trials needed for proton therapy, or could a model-based approach provide a better option for selecting suitable patients?

BPEX: bridging the gaps between disciplines

The new multidisciplinary journal Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express aims to bridge the gaps between medical physics, biophysics and biomedical engineering.

Novel takes on medical isotope production

Research teams in North America are developing radical new methods for producing the invaluable medical isotope technetium-99m.

Biomedical imaging: current and future trends

Developments in biomedical imaging will see less emphasis on pushing quality limits and more on understanding how to use images to their full capacity, says John C Gore.

Radiotherapy quality assurance: progress and needs

Clinicians and physicists reveal their concerns and requirements regarding quality assurance for radiation therapy.

Novel journal unites physical oncology researchers

The journal Convergent Science Physical Oncology aims to create a new forum for researchers working on the physics of cancer.

Global collaborations tackle radiotherapy disparities

International healthcare collaborations, facilitated by recent ICT developments, could help reduce global disparities in access to radiation therapy.

Proton therapy: listen and learn

A new course aims to train oncologists, medical physicists and administrators in all aspects of setting up and running a proton therapy programme.

Ultrasound and MRI line up for 4D radiotherapy

The 4D Treatment Planning Workshop examined how ultrasound and MRI could be used to help deliver radiotherapy of moving and deforming targets.

Molecular imaging: making moves into the clinic

Transitioning molecular imaging from a preclinical technique to a standard clinical tool could help detect the very earliest stages of disease.

Small-animal irradiation: easing translation into clinical studies

The second Symposium on Small Animal Precision Image-Guided Radiotherapy examined how preclinical precision irradiation studies can better mirror clinical situations.

Linac-MRI records first human images

Cross Cancer Institute achieves world's first MR imaging of a human subject using a clinical linac-MRI.

Advances in preclinical MRI technology

Recent advances in preclinical MRI technologies have escalated the extent of research that can be undertaken, explains MR Solutions' David Taylor.

We should strive to apply physics to the biology itself

The field of medical physics should incorporate biophysics into radiotherapy research, says University of Wisconsin-Madison's Michael Kissick.

PARTNER: a network for life

PARTNER – an innovative project to train young scientists in aspects of hadron therapy – proved a great success.

OCT lines up for dermatology

Jon Holmes, CEO and co-founder of Michelson Diagnostics, takes a look at the role of optical coherence tomography in dermatology.

Safety in radiotherapy: help or hindrance?

Is the strong focus on radiation protection and safety delaying the introduction of new radiotherapy technologies?

Horizons 2013: connecting physicists in medicine

What happened when two groups of physicists working in medicine came together for the first time?

Nuclear medicine tackles small-animal imaging

High-performance molecular imaging systems designed for small animals could impact a wide range of medical applications.