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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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TOF improves PET accuracy and precision

Time-of-flight PET not only improves image quality, it also leads to more accurate and precise measurements of activity in small lesions.

CT dose is not always what it seems

Researchers develop a more accurate way to estimate radiation dose from chest and abdominal CT exams.

Phase-contrast CT boosts tissue contrast

Phase-contrast CT is a promising candidate for quantitative breast tissue characterization.

SPECT scheme tracks cancer cells

Preclinical SPECT strategy delivers sensitive in vivo imaging of metastasis and treatment response.

Skin patch monitors movement disorders

Multitasking monitoring device can sense muscle motion, store data and deliver therapeutic drugs simultaneously.

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.

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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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Esteya electronic brachytherapy

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Pro-Control quality assurance software

Pro-Control software offers easy and accurate quality control of all hospital imaging devices.

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ABAS 2.0

The CyberKnife radiosurgery system

The CyberKnife radiosurgery system targets tumours with highly-focused radiation beams.

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The TomoTherapy system

The TomoTherapy system's integrated CT scanner offers unique advantages.

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COMPASS 3.0: a unique two-in-one solution

The new COMPASS 3.0 from IBA Dosimetry offers a unique two-in-one solution.

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