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Lung CT identifies patients fit for radiotherapy

Texture analysis of CT images can determine whether a lung cancer patient is fit enough to undergo radiotherapy.

Carbon ion grid therapy spares healthy tissue

Simulations show that grid-based radiotherapy using carbon ion beams can spare healthy tissue close to the treatment target.

Measurements of AR holograms match gold standard

Researchers create holograms with comparable dimensions to corresponding CT scans using augmented reality software.

A synthetic detergent opens the door for protein research

A synthetic detergent makes it possible to biophysically characterize the protein export system Tat.

Dual-layer artificial skin may heal burns more effectively

Artificial skin made from amniotic membrane coated with silk protein could prove optimal for healing burn wounds.

'Digistain' imaging improves cancer diagnosis

Flash physics: 'Digistain' imaging technology provides an objective and accurate method for grading cancer biopsies.

Hybrid gamma camera enhances intraoperative imaging

A hybrid gamma-optical imaging camera could help improve treatment outcomes for patients undergoing cancer surgery.

Pre-natal alcohol exposure alters functional connectivity

MRI reveals increased functional connectivity between sensorimotor brain regions and other brain regions in children with pre-natal alcohol exposure.

Size matters: dose study scoops ECR 2018 prize

Award-winning study presented at ECR 2018 examines the influence of body size on organ dose conversion factors.

3D bone-on-a-chip sheds light on bone metastasis

A microfluidic 3D bone-on-a-chip helps better understand the mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis to bone.

Printed hearts personalize aortic valve replacements

Flash physics: CT scans and 3D printing help avoid complications for patients receiving heart valve replacements.

Electrochemical stimulator helps restore motion

A subdural implant that delivers both electrical and chemical neuromodulation restores motion in rats with injured spinal cords.

Modelling the motion of cells

Can we determine the forces exerted by cells moving through tissue?

Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition?

Artificial intelligence enables reduced gadolinium dose in contrast-enhanced brain MRI.

Combining modalities: the advantages of PET-CT-UUI

Integrating an ultrasound transducer probe within a PET-CT scanner delivers unique anatomical, molecular and functional insights.

Silicon pixel detectors enable helium-beam radiography

Researchers create a prototype detection system for helium-beam radiography.

NPL launches Metrology for Medical Physics Centre

The UK's National Physical Laboratory has launched MEMPHYS, the Metrology for Medical Physics Centre.

3D bioprinted models shed light on neurodegenerative diseases

Progress in tissue engineering enables fabrication of complex structures that mimic the neurovascular unit to study its function and dysfunction.

Triangular crystals improve PET performance

Triangular-shaped crystal elements improve the separation of edge crystals in PET detector modules.

Algorithm enhances Cherenkov-based dose verification

Image processing algorithm increases the accuracy of Cherenkov-based radiotherapy verification.