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Dark-field imaging diagnoses lung disease

X-ray dark-field radiography is used for the first time to diagnose lung disease in mice

CLEO highlights innovations in OCT

Presenters at CLEO 2014 describe advances in optical coherence tomography for precision-guided epidurals and blood monitoring.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of the latest international patent applications in radiation therapy reviews filings from Philips, Elekta, Qfix and more.

Optical monitoring assesses HIFU damage

Measuring changes in tissue optical properties could provide a low-cost method for monitoring high-intensity focused ultrasound.


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.