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Proton therapy: listen and learn Jan 12, 2015

A new course aims to train oncologists, medical physicists and administrators in all aspects of setting up and running a proton therapy programme.

Research & Innovation news

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of the latest patent applications in medical imaging includes filings from Ramot, PSI, BBS Nanotechnology and more.

Cellular model may shed light on metastasis

A simple model of how living cells interact to create tissue could provide insights into the causes of metastasis.

Breaking the resolution limits of SPECT

Small-animal SPECT system equipped with an ultrahigh-resolution collimator performs molecular imaging with 0.25 mm resolution.

Commercializing MRI-guided radiotherapy

Elekta announces its plans for the release of the Atlantic high-field MRI-guided radiotherapy system.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in neural engineering, radiotherapy, MRI and more.

Novel MRI scanner images infants

A specially modified compact MRI scanner helps diagnose neonates with pulmonary ailments.

PET algorithm minimizes image bias

The MOLAR list-mode algorithm reconstructs PET images with minimal bias, even for extremely low count levels.

Virtual Family developers win PMB prize

An article describing the development of the Virtual Family is the most cited PMB paper of the last five years.

Novel devices tackle small-field dosimetry

Two novel solid-state detectors show promise for small-field dosimetry.

Translating medical physics research

The IOP Medical Physics Group's multidisciplinary networking meeting addressed the translation of innovation into the clinic.

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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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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

Enhancement and wavelength-shifted emission of Cerenkov luminescence using multifunctional microspheres January 5, 2015

J Li, L W Dobrucki, M Marjanovic, E J Chaney, K S Suslick and S A Boppart 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 727

Cherenkoscopy based patient positioning validation and movement tracking during post-lumpectomy whole breast radiation therapy December 15, 2014

R Zhang, J M Andreozzi, D J Gladstone, W L Hitchcock, A K Glaser, S Jiang, B W Pogue and L A Jarvis 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 L1

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Clinical advantages of High Dose Rate mode, available with Agility on Elekta's Versa HD linear accelerator. A white paper by John Allen, director of accelerator technology, Elekta.

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