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Pencil-beam scanning at 'hyper-speed'

Mevion's HYPERSCAN technology enables proton pencil-beam scanning of an entire tumour volume in a few seconds.

Gimballed linac speeds tumour tracking

A gimballed linac system reduces the treatment times required for real-time tumour tracking.

Enhanced models expand simulation options

New high-resolution anatomical models – Virtual Population 3.0 – will enable a wide range of simulated medical investigations.

Ultralow-dose SPECT boosts image quality

An ultralow-dose high-efficiency SPECT scan for myocardial perfusion imaging can achieve better image quality than standard low-dose SPECT.

Phase-contrast X-rays image the airways

Phase-contrast X-ray imaging offers a non-invasive way to track the effectiveness of cystic fibrosis treatments.

Start-up advances MR-guided procedures

Software platform could enable MR-guided drug delivery to the brain and robotic-controlled MR-guided breast biopsies.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of the latest patent applications in radiation therapy reviews filings from Varian, Insightec, Stanford University and more.

Interactive software speeds planning

Software that enables radiation oncologists to explore potential VMAT plans offers planning times of less than five minutes.

Transcranial stimulation boosts memory

Noninvasive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the human brain can improve memory.

Reducing FDG activity cuts PET/MRI dose

Lowering radiotracer dose while increasing PET acquisition time in PET/MRI scans optimizes image quality at lower dose.

Silicon photomultipliers ideal for PET/MRI

A preclinical PET/RF insert based on silicon photomultipliers enables simultaneous PET and MRI inside a clinical MR scanner.

MRI strategy targets tumour tracking

A novel MR imaging strategy could improve real-time tumour tracking by enhancing image quality without increasing reconstruction times.

A step towards 3D proton beam dosimetry

Reconstruction of 3D light distributions in a liquid scintillator could provide high-resolution quality assurance of clinical proton beams.

FLASH irradiation spares healthy tissue

Ultrahigh dose rate radiation pulses reduce healthy tissue damage while maintaining tumour control.

Nanoparticles offer targeted gene delivery

Magnetic nanoparticles provide safe, effective and targeted delivery of "suicide-genes" to liver cancer cells.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in cancer screening, nanomedicine, focused ultrasound and more.

Low-dose preview minimizes CT dose

A simulated low-dose cone-beam CT preview helps minimize delivered dose in image-guided procedures.

Neural network cuts false-positive recalls

A mammography image analysis scheme based on artificial neural networks could reduce false-positive recalls.

An in-depth guide to CT dose

Review article discusses everything you need to know about CT dose.

Arc therapy for proton pencil beams

Proton modulated arc therapy could enable simultaneous dose and LET painting of a tumour target.