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PMB: the top ten of 2014

Take another look at PMB's top 10 downloaded papers of 2014.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in PET, photoacoustic imaging, alpha therapy and more.

TRAP focuses deep into tissue

Non-invasive technique can focus light on moving structures deep within tissue.

The top trends from RSNA 2014

Top trends from RSNA 2014 included the meeting's 100th anniversary, CT lung cancer screening and the rise of enterprise imaging.

In-house TPS explores proton options

The FoCa proton therapy planning system can be used to test new experimental treatment modalities and train medical physics students.

Stretchy copper patch provides pain relief

Metallic-based film could help alleviate pain from sprained muscles, and may even help patients suffering from arthritis.

RSNA: investigating X-ray fluorescence CT

Stanford researchers compare X-ray fluorescence CT induced by photon, electron and proton beams.

Ranging scheme may improve proton therapy

Prompt gamma rays can determine the range of proton beams to within 1.5 mm.

Patient-focused care can drive radiology

Innovation and patient-focused care can shape the future of radiology, says RSNA president N Reed Dunnick.

RSNA: classifying breast microcalcifications

X-ray phase-contrast imaging could help classify two types of microcalcifications associated with benign and malignant breast lesions.

X-ray phase tomography: key comparisons

European collaboration compares three techniques being developed for X-ray phase-contrast tomography.

RSNA: research round-up

The RSNA's 100th annual meeting presented the latest breakthroughs in medical imaging research.

New journal focuses on physical oncology

IOP Publishing's Convergent Science Physical Oncology aims to integrate physical sciences with cancer biology and clinical oncology.

Mo-99 breakthrough made at Canadian lab

Scientists at the Canadian Light Source make the first commercial shipment of molybdenum-99 produced using a linear accelerator.

Texture analysis tool helps predict survival

Analysis of tumour texture using the TexRAD tool can help predict survival and guide treatment decisions.

Multispectral imaging ramps sensitivity

Multispectral optoacoustic tomography using a large number of excitation wavelengths increases imaging sensitivity.

Can Cerenkov light track proton therapy?

Researchers investigate potential applications of Cerenkov light emitted during proton therapy.

EPID measures water-equivalent dose

A prototype electronic portal imaging device based on plastic scintillator fibres exhibits a water-equivalent dose response.

A new take on particle therapy dosimetry

The BioQuaRT collaboration is working to reform particle therapy dosimetry.

SHINE aims to alleviate Mo-99 shortage

SHINE Medical Technologies is looking to build an accelerator-based molybdenum-99 production plant.