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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, biomaterials and more.

One nanoparticle: six imaging modalities

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

Smartphones search for Alzheimer's cure

New app allows Stanford researchers to use your smartphone's idle processing power to perform protein-folding calculations.

Microspheres boost image contrast

A microsphere contrast agent boosts light emission in Cerenkov luminescence imaging of tissue.

Opinion

Novel journal unites physical oncology researchers

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

Molecular imaging: making moves into the clinic

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

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.

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