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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

New Zealand project eyes eight-energy CT

New Zealand researchers plan to build a spectral CT scanner that's capable of detecting eight different energies in each scan.

USA plans first carbon ion therapy centre

Researchers in Colorado have launched a feasibility study into building the USA's first carbon ion therapy facility.

Imaging scheme tracks tumour oxygenation

Cerenkov excited phosphorescence oxygen imaging could be used to monitor tumour oxygenation during radiation therapy.

SABR makes pancreatic resection an option

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy could make surgery feasible for more pancreatic cancer patients.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in radiation therapy, optical imaging and more.

Adding radiation ups Hodgkin's survival rate

Adding radiotherapy to chemotherapy improves the 10-year survival rate for patients with early-stage Hodgkin's disease.

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.

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Review on the characteristics of radiation detectors for dosimetry and imaging September 22, 2014

Joao Seco, Ben Clasie and Mike Partridge 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R303

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

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