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Horizons 2013: connecting physicists in medicine Apr 3, 2014

What happened when two groups of physicists working in medicine came together for the first time?

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4D imaging guides proton therapy

Incorporating 4D imaging into proton therapy planning and delivery will improve treatment accuracy when irradiating moving targets.

Y-90 promising for treating breast cancer

Radioembolization with yttrium-90 shows promise in treating patients with metastatic breast cancer who have exhausted all other treatment options.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in radiotherapy planning, mobile health monitoring, PET and more.

Dose painting: checking the uncertainties

Dose painting may prove optimal for treating heterogeneous tumours, but trials must account for uncertainties in imaging and radiation delivery.

ESTRO: advances in treatment planning

Vendors at the ESTRO 33 exhibition unveiled a range of treatment planning software, for both clinical and pre-clinical applications.

Installation begins on first MRI-linac

The University Medical Center Utrecht has begun installation of the world's first high-field MRI-guided radiation therapy system.

Emitted particles track treatment dose

Charged particles produced during hadron therapy could be used for dose and Bragg peak monitoring during treatment.

Proton CT improves stopping power accuracy

Dual-modality image reconstruction improves the accuracy of proton CT-based stopping power estimates.

Ultrasound eases prostate motion tracking

3D ultrasound can track intra-fraction prostate motion in both hypofractionated and conventional radiation treatments.

Microbes enhance ultrasound imaging

Gas-containing nanostructures produced by micro-organisms offer the perfect properties for cellular ultrasound imaging.

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Two-dimensional high spatial-resolution dosimeter using europium doped potassium chloride: a feasibility study Apr 10, 2014

H Harold Li, Joseph P Driewer, Zhaohui Han, Daniel A Low, Deshan Yang and Zhiyan Xiao 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 1899

Reference dosimetry on TomoTherapy: an addendum to the 1990 UK MV dosimetry code of practice Mar 31, 2014

S J Thomas, M M Aspradakis, J P Byrne, G Chalmers, S Duane, J Rogers, R A S Thomas, G S J Tudor and N Twyman 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 1339

Use of the BIPM calorimetric and ionometric standards in megavoltage photon beams to determine Wair and Ic Mar 24, 2014

D T Burns, S Picard, C Kessler and P Roger 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 1353

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