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Apr 12, 2011
In the first of a two-part series on magnetic particle imaging, we examine the latest developments in MPI hardware and nanoparticle design.
Mar 8, 2011
As radiation treatments increasingly employ small fields, there's a growing need to address the challenges associated with small field dosimetry. Mania Aspradakis and John Byrne explain.
Feb 7, 2011
Is rotational IMRT always the optimum radiotherapy delivery choice, and if so, why? Markus Alber takes a closer look.
Jan 5, 2011 (1 comment)
How can developments in high-performance computing help medical physics? PlanetHPC wants to hear your views.
Nov 11, 2010
The MISTIR framework provides an ideal basis for comparing radiotherapy treatment planning in multicentric in silico clinical trials. In a recent Green Journal paper, Erik Roelofs and co-authors explain the rationale.
Oct 4, 2010
ITART 2010 examined how imaging can be employed to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy. Robert Jeraj and Steve Bowen report on the meeting's highlights.
Sep 3, 2010
Treating tumours with hadrons rather than X-rays has many benefits for patients, as John Gordon explains.
Aug 13, 2010
What's being done to improve patient safety in radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging?
Jul 16, 2010
The Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists held its annual scientific meeting last month in Ottawa. Malcolm McEwen of the National Research Council Canada reports on the event's highlights.
Jul 2, 2010
Molecular imaging modalities offer potential for assessing angiogenic response and monitoring therapeutic angiogenesis. Yale University's Lawrence W Dobrucki and co-authors review recent process.
May 28, 2010
Varian's Marcel Marc and Armin Langenegger take a look at the pros and cons of scattering- and scanning-based proton therapy techniques.
Mar 30, 2010
Last month, around 60 physicists attended the Winter Institute of Medical Physics, to catch up on the latest developments in radiotherapy and medical imaging, and hone their snowboarding and skiing skills alongside.
Feb 25, 2010
As imaging becomes an indispensable part of the radiotherapy process, will MR-guided treatment prove the way forward?
Jan 19, 2010
As cancer therapies become increasingly individualized, functional and molecular imaging can play a key role in directing treatment and monitoring early response. David Mankoff from the University of Washington explains.
Dec 16, 2009
What does the future hold for proton therapy, and which technologies will enable its progression? An expert panel discusses.
Nov 17, 2009
CAD technology should operate with at least the same performance level as an expert reader. Nico Karssemeijer discusses steps in this direction.
Oct 28, 2009
In vivo radiotherapy dosimetry has a great deal to offer, so why is it not more widely deployed? Writing in the British Journal of Radiology, Craig Edwards takes a closer look.
Sep 25, 2009
Setting up medical physics facilities in developing countries requires not only access to appropriate systems, but also effective training of staff to operate and maintain this equipment. Henry Lawrence discusses his experiences.
Aug 27, 2009
A European directive designed to prevent workers from being exposed to high magnetic fields could potentially have a severe impact on research into MRI, warns Denis Le Bihan.