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Linac-MRI records first human images Sep 12, 2014 (1 comment)

Cross Cancer Institute achieves world's first MR imaging of a human subject using a clinical linac-MRI.

Research & Innovation news

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.

Optical probe gauges melanoma thickness

A handheld photoacoustic microscopy probe can non-invasively measure melanoma thickness.

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.

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3D ultrafast ultrasound imaging in vivo September 15, 2014

Jean Provost, Clement Papadacci, Juan Esteban Arango, Marion Imbault, Mathias Fink, Jean-Luc Gennisson, Mickael Tanter and Mathieu Pernot 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 L1

Real-time interactive treatment planning August 29, 2014

Karl Otto 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 4845

An exponential growth of computational phantom research in radiation protection, imaging, and radiotherapy: a review of the fifty-year history August 22, 2014

X George Xu 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R233


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