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Research & Innovation News

Symposium celebrates 60 years of PMB

PMB is hosting a free half-day symposium: 'A celebration of 60 Years of Physics in Medicine and Biology'.

Can radiotherapy treat Alzheimer's disease?

Research in mice reveals that radiotherapy can significantly reduce Alzheimer's disease-associated amyloid-β plaques.

Advances in synchrotron-based breast CT

Researchers in Italy are planning the first clinical study of phase-contrast breast CT with synchrotron radiation.

'Kill-painting' tackles hypoxic tumours

Treatment plans based on "kill-painting" optimize ion beam therapy for hypoxic tumours.


Review of the year: 2015's most popular stories

We look back at some of the most popular articles published on medicalphysicsweb over the last year.

Beam-on PET tracks proton dose in real time

PET imaging of short-lived positron emitters could provide real-time feedback on dose delivered during proton therapy.

Where next for MRI-guided radiotherapy?

In his inaugural lecture, UMC Utrecht's Bas Raaymakers described the rationale behind the MRI-linac and what the future may hold for MRI-guided radiotherapies.

Four takes on intra-fraction motion monitoring

A panel of experts discuss four techniques being developed for real-time tracking of intra-fraction target motion.

Physics in Medicine & Biology

Direct reconstruction of the source intensity distribution of a clinical linear accelerator using a maximum likelihood expectation maximization algorithm

P Papaconstadopoulos, I R Levesque, R Maglieri and J Seuntjens Phys. Med. Biol. 61 1078

Evolution of motion uncertainty in rectal cancer: implications for adaptive radiotherapy

Jean-Paul J E Kleijnen, Bram van Asselen, Johannes P M Burbach, Martijn Intven, Marielle E P Philippens, Onne Reerink, Jan J W Lagendijk and Bas W Raaymakers Phys. Med. Biol. 61 1

On the Monte Carlo simulation of small-field micro-diamond detectors for megavoltage photon dosimetry

P Andreo, H Palmans, M Marteinsdóttir, H Benmakhlouf and Å Carlsson-Tedgren Phys. Med. Biol. 61 L1

Radiotherapy planning using MRI

Maria A Schmidt and Geoffrey S Payne Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R323