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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.

CERN intensifies medical physics research

CERN consolidates its medical physics research activities, which includes the transformation of its LEIR accelerator into a biomedical facility.

From astronauts to cancer patients

A career in radiation physics offers the chance to solve problems that directly affect patient care, says Lindsay Beaton-Green.

What goes on in babies' brains?

How do you map the brain of a very small, very active person? Just ask those scientists working on the Developing Human Connectome Project.

First patient treated with DMLC tracking

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.

i.treatsafely: improving quality and safety in radiotherapy

Newly launched peer-to-peer web site i.treatsafely.org provides access to training videos on clinical treatment processes and quality assurance techniques.

The expanding roles of medical physicists

How can medical physicists contribute to research and help define the future of cancer treatments?

Game show gauges the future of medical physics

The Physics Pheud!, a unique game show conceived for the AAPM annual meeting, examined the big issues surrounding the future of medical physics.

Physicists in Brazil tackle the living world

Scientists in Brazil are exploiting interdisciplinary collaborations to advance research in areas such as medical imaging, biological physics and biophotonics.

Radio-immunotherapy: attacking cancer from within

Is alpha-immunotherapy research under-resourced relative to its potential importance in cancer management? Barry Allen discusses.

Electrons: are they underused in radiotherapy?

ESTRO debate examines the future of electrons in radiation therapy.

Biological optimization for radiotherapy

Individualizing radiotherapy plans based on radiobiological models could improve tumour control without increasing complications.

A pioneering approach to proton therapy

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

Iterative least-squares optimizes VMAT apertures

Use of iterative least-squares for aperture optimization reduces leaf motion and monitor unit variation in volumetric-modulated arc therapy plans.

Brachytherapy dose calculation just got better

Some important changes are coming to the techniques used for brachytherapy dose calculation. Frank Verhaegen and Luc Beaulieu discuss the details.