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Molecular imaging: making moves into the clinic Nov 13, 2014

Transitioning molecular imaging from a preclinical technique to a standard clinical tool could help detect the very earliest stages of disease.

Research & Innovation news

Texture analysis tool helps predict survival

Analysis of tumour texture using the TexRAD tool can help predict survival and guide treatment decisions.

Multispectral imaging ramps sensitivity

Multispectral optoacoustic tomography using a large number of excitation wavelengths increases imaging sensitivity.

Can Cerenkov light track proton therapy?

Researchers investigate potential applications of Cerenkov light emitted during proton therapy.

EPID measures water-equivalent dose

A prototype electronic portal imaging device based on plastic scintillator fibres exhibits a water-equivalent dose response.

A new take on particle therapy dosimetry

The BioQuaRT collaboration is working to reform particle therapy dosimetry.

SHINE aims to alleviate Mo-99 shortage

SHINE Medical Technologies is looking to build an accelerator-based molybdenum-99 production plant.

Simplified dosimetry for 89Zr-immuno-PET

A fast, semi-automatic delineation method simplifies dosimetry for antibody-based PET imaging.

Silicon-strip detector ideal for spectral CT

Silicon could prove an optimal sensor material for use in energy resolved CT.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in diagnostics, proton therapy, photoacoustic imaging and more.

NSMP 2014: proceedings published online

Proceedings from the 9th National Seminar on Medical Physics, held earlier this year in Malaysia, have now been published.

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

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Topical review: 4D image reconstruction for emission tomography November 17, 2014

Andrew J Reader and Jeroen Verhaeghe 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R371

Relative biological effectiveness (RBE) values for proton beam therapy. Variations as a function of biological endpoint, dose, and linear energy transfer November 3, 2014

Harald Paganetti 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R419

Topical review: MR guidance in radiotherapy October 20, 2014

Jan J W Lagendijk, Bas W Raaymakers, Cornelis A T Van den Berg, Marinus A Moerland, Marielle E Philippens and Marco van Vulpen 2014 Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R349

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