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PET/CT lines up for breast imaging

Development of a dedicated breast PET/CT scanner moves a step forward

Tiny positioning differences can impact survival

ESTRO update: tiny differences in a patient's position during radiotherapy can impact survival, even when an imaging protocol is used

Brachytherapy proves safe for cervical cancer

ESTRO update: treating cervical cancer with brachytherapy does not increase the risk of ureteral stricture

Handgrip strength indicates survival in NSCLC patients

ESTRO update: handgrip strength is a good indicator of survival in lung cancer patients treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy

A self-tightening suture

Indian researchers have developed a bio-based suture material that tightens by itself when reaching body temperature

A medical physicist's perspective on radiation dose

Medical physicist Virginia Tsapaki shares practical information on radiation dose directives and dose management software

Artificial limb use alters brain regions

Prosthetic limb users with hand-loss have greater activity in visual-hand selective areas than control subjects

Uterine model advances ultrasound technology

An experimental setup based on an ex vivo uterus evaluates speckle-tracking techniques used to analyse uterine motion outside pregnancy

OA imaging takes control of prostate cryotherapy

Optoacoustic imaging can visualize the temperature distribution during prostate cryotherapy

Vascularizing pancreatic islets improves transplantation for diabetes

Using endothelial cells to re-vascularize transplanted pancreatic islets provides a step towards cell-based therapies for type 1 diabetes

Re-gating mitigates motion in scanned proton therapy

Re-gating proves an effective motion mitigation strategy for scanned proton therapy of liver tumours

Non-invasive patch measures glucose through the skin

A non-invasive adhesive patch paves the way for diabetics to monitor their blood glucose levels without a finger-prick test

Nanobiotix teams up with MD Anderson on nanoparticle research

The MD Anderson Cancer Center and Nanobiotix to run immunotherapeutic pre-clinical research using radiation-activated NBTXR3 nanoparticles

Nanoparticles and ultrasound stimulate neural networks

Piezoelectric nanoparticles and pulsed ultrasound enable minimally invasive stimulation of selective neural networks

Ionizing radiation softens tumour microenvironment

Flash physics: researchers reveal how radiation therapy alters the mechanical properties of the tumour microenvironment

3D modelling unlocks insight into cancer progression

Flash physics: a 3D cellular model of lung cancer provides insight into tumour progression and metastasis

Radiotherapy: bridging the gap

A major effort is under way to develop robust and affordable medical linacs for low- to middle-income countries.

Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare?

Artificial intelligence holds much promise for improving healthcare quality, but there are crucial ethical issues that need to be considered.

Magnetically focused protons line up for radiosurgery

Proton beams focused with magnets could deliver radiosurgery with fewer beams, lower entrance dose and shorter treatment times.

Washout model enhances particle range verification

An improved biological washout model could increase the accuracy of PET-based particle therapy verification.