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Novel journal unites physical oncology researchers Feb 24, 2015

The journal Convergent Science Physical Oncology aims to create a new forum for researchers working on the physics of cancer.

Research & Innovation news

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of the latest patent applications in radiation therapy includes filings from Elekta, Bracco Suisse, Philips and more.

Nuclear medicine: change to survive

Nuclear medicine physicians need to shift from being purely imaging-based to become more involved in clinical areas.

CBCT made for point-of-care brain imaging

Artefact correction scheme could enable point-of-care brain imaging using flat-panel-based cone-beam CT.

RSI-MRI improves prostate cancer imaging

Restriction spectrum imaging MRI can improve the detection of prostate cancer spread.

MR images improve PET quantification

MRI-guided filtering and partial volume correction of brain PET scans enhance image quality and structure delineation.

ECR 2015: what to expect

ECR 2015 president Bernd Hamm looks ahead to this year's European Congress of Radiology, and speaks about his own department and clinical interests.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in brain imaging, radiotherapy, biomaterials and more.

Medical isotopes from irradiated thorium

Irradiating a thorium target with light charged particles can produce a variety of medical isotopes.

One nanoparticle: six imaging modalities

Researchers design a nanoparticle that can be detected by six different medical imaging techniques.

MRI: keeping it safe

The new American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety aims to reduce the number of MRI adverse events and accidents.

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PMB EDITOR'S CHOICE


Our pick of the best articles recently published in the journal Physics in Medicine & Biology.

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PET-MRI: a review of challenges and solutions in the development of integrated multimodality imaging February 13, 2015

Stefaan Vandenberghe and Paul K Marsden 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R115

The effects of extending the spectral information acquired by a photon-counting detector for spectral CT February 2, 2015

Taly Gilat Schmidt, Kevin C Zimmerman and Emil Y Sidky 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 1583

Review of ultrasound image guidance in external beam radiotherapy: I. Treatment planning and inter-fraction motion management January 19, 2015

Davide Fontanaros, Skadi van der Meer, Jeffrey Bamber, Emma Harris, Tuathan O'Shea and Frank Verhaegen 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R77

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The basic principles of proton therapy: how does it work?

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Expert opinion: the clinical advantages of pencil beam scanning

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