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Research & Innovation News

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in space radiation, medical imaging and more.

A new take on melanoma diagnosis

A novel method for modelling illumination and identifying chromophores promises superior skin image analysis for melanoma diagnosis.

Low-cost X-ray market faces major shake-up

A Swiss-led project aiming to bring low-cost, quality digital X-ray units to developing countries unveils its prototype.

PET sensor exploits Cerenkov detection

A new concept for depth-of-interaction-capable PET is based solely on the detection of Cerenkov photons.


Novel takes on medical isotope production

Research teams in North America are developing radical new methods for producing the invaluable medical isotope technetium-99m.

Biomedical imaging: current and future trends

Developments in biomedical imaging will see less emphasis on pushing quality limits and more on understanding how to use images to their full capacity, says John C Gore.

Ultrasound and MRI line up for 4D radiotherapy

The 4D Treatment Planning Workshop examined how ultrasound and MRI could be used to help deliver radiotherapy of moving and deforming targets.

Linac-MRI records first human images

Cross Cancer Institute achieves world's first MR imaging of a human subject using a clinical linac-MRI.

Physics in Medicine & Biology

Skin image illumination modeling and chromophore identification for melanoma diagnosis

Z Liu and J Zerubia Phys. Med. Biol. 60 3415

Functional optical coherence tomography: principles and progress

Jina Kim, William Brown, Jason R. Maher, Howard Levinson and Adam Wax Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R211

Quantitative analysis of relationships between irradiation parameters and the reproducibility of cyclotron-produced 99mTc yields

J Tanguay, X Hou, K Buckley, P Schaffer, F Bénard, T J Ruth and A Celler Phys. Med. Biol. 60 3883

A single-image method for x-ray refractive index CT

A Mittone, S Gasilov, E Brun, A Bravin and P Coan Phys. Med. Biol. 60 3433