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SPECT scheme tracks cancer cells

Preclinical SPECT strategy delivers sensitive in vivo imaging of metastasis and treatment response.

Skin patch monitors movement disorders

Multitasking monitoring device can sense muscle motion, store data and deliver therapeutic drugs simultaneously.

4D imaging guides proton therapy

Incorporating 4D imaging into proton therapy planning and delivery will improve treatment accuracy when irradiating moving targets.

Y-90 promising for treating breast cancer

Radioembolization with yttrium-90 shows promise in treating patients with metastatic breast cancer who have exhausted all other treatment options.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in radiotherapy planning, mobile health monitoring, PET and more.

Dose painting: checking the uncertainties

Dose painting may prove optimal for treating heterogeneous tumours, but trials must account for uncertainties in imaging and radiation delivery.

ESTRO: advances in treatment planning

Vendors at the ESTRO 33 exhibition unveiled a range of treatment planning software, for both clinical and pre-clinical applications.

Installation begins on first MRI-linac

The University Medical Center Utrecht has begun installation of the world's first high-field MRI-guided radiation therapy system.

Emitted particles track treatment dose

Charged particles produced during hadron therapy could be used for dose and Bragg peak monitoring during treatment.

Proton CT improves stopping power accuracy

Dual-modality image reconstruction improves the accuracy of proton CT-based stopping power estimates.

Ultrasound eases prostate motion tracking

3D ultrasound can track intra-fraction prostate motion in both hypofractionated and conventional radiation treatments.

Microbes enhance ultrasound imaging

Gas-containing nanostructures produced by micro-organisms offer the perfect properties for cellular ultrasound imaging.

Texture analysis may predict false positives

Texture analysis algorithm may predict women at risk for false-positive mammograms.

Why we need more particle therapy research

AAAS panel emphasizes the need for further research into the technology, radiobiology and clinical effects of particle therapy.

Gelatin phantoms improve PET delineation

Radionuclide-doped gelatin phantoms provide more accurate PET quantification and volume delineation than current hollow phantoms.

Tracking nanoparticle temperature

A new method for measuring the temperature of magnetic nanoparticles could improve the accuracy of nanoparticle-based thermal therapies.

Nanoplatform delivers double-drug combo

Nanocomposite containing a drug that disrupts blood vessel growth plus an anticancer agent could help treat tumours more efficiently.

4D-CT plans may underdose lung tumours

Lung tumours treated with scanned proton therapy may be significantly under-dosed when pre-treatment 4D-CT is used to define the internal target volume.

Tabletop source eyes microbeam therapy

A carbon nanotube based X-ray source enables accurate image-guided microbeam radiotherapy of tumour-bearing mice.

PET/CT: will respiratory gating help?

Decision-making tool enables patient-specific management of respiratory motion during quantitative PET/CT.