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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.

Probing cellular shape change may reveal clues to limit cancer growth

A joint theoretical and experimental study examines cellular shape changes during cell division and migration.

Mechano-biology of bone in breast cancer under the microscope

Biologists, pathologists, physicists and mathematicians at the University of Sheffield have teamed up to address the puzzle of why secondary cancers attack bone.

Multidimensional imaging improves early cancer diagnosis

A Cancer Research UK funded collaboration is working across the disciplines to advance endoscopic imaging.

AAPM panel examines the role of the medical physicist

The President's Symposium at the AAPM Annual Meeting examined the diverse roles of the medical physicist, now and in the future.

Alzheimer's disease: addressing a 21st-century plague

Christopher Dobson examines how emerging knowledge regarding the underlying molecular nature of Alzheimer's disease may help develop new therapies.

A gateway to the biological world

Gail McConnell, an optical physicist who develops novel optical systems for biomedical imaging, describes her latest research.

Proton-guided photons or photon-guided protons?

Will MR-guided radiotherapy prove superior to CBCT-guided proton therapy? An ESTRO debate ponders the options.

Rethinking gold nanoparticle radiosensitization

Investigating the mechanisms underlying gold nanoparticle radiosensitization sheds light on the process of radiation-induced cell death.

Spin-out success

David Taylor, founder and CEO of MR Solutions, reflects on the lessons learned in founding spin-out firms based on MRI technology.

Molecular radiotherapy: a personalized approach

Molecular radiotherapy is widely employed to treat a variety of cancers, but accurate dosimetry is required to enable personalized treatment.