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Biomedical optics

Therapeutic and diagnostic applications of optical technologies

Research & Innovation News

In brief: research round-up

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

Super-resolution microscopy wins Nobel prize

2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has gone to Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner for super-resolution microscopy based on the fluorescence of molecules.

Imaging scheme tracks tumour oxygenation

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

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in radiation therapy, optical imaging and more.

Opinion

We should strive to apply physics to the biology itself

The field of medical physics should incorporate biophysics into radiotherapy research, says University of Wisconsin-Madison's Michael Kissick.

OCT lines up for dermatology

Jon Holmes, CEO and co-founder of Michelson Diagnostics, takes a look at the role of optical coherence tomography in dermatology.

Horizons 2013: connecting physicists in medicine

What happened when two groups of physicists working in medicine came together for the first time?

Physicists in Brazil tackle the living world

Scientists in Brazil are exploiting interdisciplinary collaborations to advance research in areas such as medical imaging, biological physics and biophotonics.

Physics in Medicine & Biology

Review on the characteristics of radiation detectors for dosimetry and imaging

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

Thermal dose dependent optical property changes of ex vivo chicken breast tissues between 500 and 1100 nm

Matthew T Adams, Qi Wang, Robin O Cleveland and Ronald A Roy Phys. Med. Biol. 59 3249

Topical review: Advances in kilovoltage x-ray beam dosimetry

Robin Hill, Brendan Healy, Lois Holloway, Zdenka Kuncic, David Thwaites and Clive Baldock Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R183

Small animal fluorescence and bioluminescence tomography: a review of approaches, algorithms, and technology update

Chinmay Darne, Yujie Lu and Eva M Sevick-Muraca Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R1