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Research & Innovation News

The 'Best-in-Physics' at AAPM

Top-ranked papers at the AAPM Annual Meeting included studies on radiation-induced cardiac toxicity, linac QA and intra-fraction motion.

A more accurate foetal dose calculation

A simple formula accurately determines radiation dose to the foetus in pregnant women undergoing CT scans.

Dutch team launches DENSE breast MR trial

Breast MR trial to explore screening options for women with dense breast tissue.

Two lasers boost photoacoustic sensitivity

A dual-laser approach boosts the sensitivity of photoacoustic monitoring of hypoxia.


Women in medical physics: the current status

How well represented are women in the worldwide workforce of medical physicists?

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.

Physics in Medicine & Biology

Quantitative in vivo cell-surface receptor imaging in oncology: kinetic modeling and paired-agent principles from nuclear medicine and optical imaging

Kenneth M Tichauer, Yu Wang, Brian W Pogue and Jonathan T C Liu Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R239

A radiomics model from joint FDG-PET and MRI texture features for the prediction of lung metastases in soft-tissue sarcomas of the extremities

M Vallières, C R Freeman, S R Skamene and I El Naqa Phys. Med. Biol. 60 5471

Optimization and comparison of simultaneous and separate acquisition protocols for dual isotope myocardial perfusion SPECT

Michael Ghaly, Jonathan M Links and Eric C Frey Phys. Med. Biol. 60 5083

Fetal magnetocardiography measurements with an array of microfabricated optically pumped magnetometers

Orang Alem, Tilmann H Sander, Rahul Mhaskar, John LeBlanc, Hari Eswaran, Uwe Steinhoff, Yoshio Okada, John Kitching, Lutz Trahms and Svenja Knappe Phys. Med. Biol. 60 4797