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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.

Simplified dosimetry for 89Zr-immuno-PET

A fast, semi-automatic delineation method simplifies dosimetry for antibody-based PET imaging.

Silicon-strip detector ideal for spectral CT

Silicon could prove an optimal sensor material for use in energy resolved CT.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in diagnostics, proton therapy, photoacoustic imaging and more.

NSMP 2014: proceedings published online

Proceedings from the 9th National Seminar on Medical Physics, held earlier this year in Malaysia, have now been published.

Multifunctional bubbles image and treat

Multifunctional microbubble agents could provide enhanced ultrasound and MRI contrast in combination with targeted gene or drug delivery.

Radiation safety: ask the medical physicist

Including the medical physicist's perspective on best practice is critical when developing radiation dose safety practices and standards.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of the latest international patent applications in radiation therapy reviews filings from Varian, ViewRay and more.

Acoustic waves characterize proton beams

Proton-induced acoustic emission can provide range verification and characterization of clinical proton beams.

Linear CT scanning lowers system costs

Researchers are developing low-cost, mobile CT scanners for use in developing countries, war zones and disaster-affected regions.

Optical images guide pre-clinical irradiator

Integrating optical imaging into a small-animal irradiator enables high-accuracy targeting of small tumours.

PET/MRI matches PET/CT with less dose

PET/MRI is equivalent to PET/CT for lesion detection in children, while delivering far less radiation dose.

Focused ultrasound tackles brain disorders

Focused ultrasound therapy has the potential to improve quality of life for patients with a wide range of neurological disorders.

Modelling drug delivery to the brain

Mathematical model sheds light on the delivery of doxorubicin to the brain using focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier.

3D ultrasound goes ultrafast

Ultrafast ultrasound technique allows cardiac blood flow to be observed in three dimensions in real time.

MRI technique provides insight into stroke

A promising new MRI technique evaluates patients for stroke and neurodegenerative diseases.

MR-guided HIFU safe for liver ablation

Researchers develop a clinically feasible treatment protocol for MR-guided HIFU of a moving organ.

Wide-angle scans give best tumour images

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