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Wide-angle scans give best tumour images

Digital breast tomosynthesis images acquired with wide angle geometries are rated by observers as higher in quality.

Magnetic sensor measures blood glucose

A new type of glucose sensor based on a magnetically polarizable nanoemulsion could help change the way blood sugar is measured.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in brain imaging, radiotherapy, PET and more.

Image analysis predicts therapy response

Advanced image analysis techniques can be used to model tumour aggressiveness and help predict treatment outcome.

3D PET images brain oxygen metabolism

A state-of-the-art 3D PET scanner can accurately image cerebral oxygen metabolism, as long as appropriate scatter compensation is performed.

Nanoparticles target tumour vasculature

Targeted gold nanoparticles act as vascular disruptive agents to boost the effects of radiation therapy.

Super-resolution microscopy wins Nobel prize

2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has gone to Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner for super-resolution microscopy based on the fluorescence of molecules.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of the latest international patent applications in medical imaging reviews filings from Hologic, Duke University, Johns Hopkins and more.

MCO enhances 3D conformal radiotherapy

Automated multicriteria optimization improves the quality of 3D conformal radiation therapy plans.

HDE fluoroscopy tracks lung tumours

Hybrid dual-energy fluoroscopy enhances lung tumour visualization during real-time motion tracking.

Fixed RBE is not ideal for proton planning

Assuming a fixed proton relative biological effectiveness could result in suboptimal proton therapy plans and skew proton-photon comparisons.

Improved dosimetry for brachytherapy

Dual-energy CT plus a novel correction factor enable accurate brachytherapy seed dosimetry in heterogeneous tissue.

New Zealand project eyes eight-energy CT

New Zealand researchers plan to build a spectral CT scanner that's capable of detecting eight different energies in each scan.

USA plans first carbon ion therapy centre

Researchers in Colorado have launched a feasibility study into building the USA's first carbon ion therapy facility.

Imaging scheme tracks tumour oxygenation

Cerenkov excited phosphorescence oxygen imaging could be used to monitor tumour oxygenation during radiation therapy.

SABR makes pancreatic resection an option

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy could make surgery feasible for more pancreatic cancer patients.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in radiation therapy, optical imaging and more.

Adding radiation ups Hodgkin's survival rate

Adding radiotherapy to chemotherapy improves the 10-year survival rate for patients with early-stage Hodgkin's disease.

PMB and PMEA: the best papers of 2013

Physics in Medicine & Biology and Physiological Measurement award the 2013 best paper prizes.

Imaging, radiotherapy must work together

ASTRO keynote address examines how imaging and radiation oncology increasingly work as one.