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Radiation therapy

Radiotherapy, particle therapy, ultrasound therapy and more

Research & Innovation News

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in light therapy, nanomedicine, radiotherapy and more.

Proton radiographs improve range prediction

Patient-specific calibration strategy uses proton radiographs to improve range estimates for proton therapy planning.

Simulations assess carbon ion beam tracking

How do uncertainties affect a beam tracking technique that corrects for tumour motion during carbon ion therapy?

ECR 2015: Top five trends

Central themes at ECR 2015 included the unification of European radiology, radiation dose monitoring, digital breast tomosynthesis and hybrid imaging.

Opinion

Radiotherapy quality assurance: progress and needs

Clinicians and physicists reveal their concerns and requirements regarding quality assurance for radiation therapy.

Global collaborations tackle radiotherapy disparities

International healthcare collaborations, facilitated by recent ICT developments, could help reduce global disparities in access to radiation therapy.

Proton therapy: listen and learn

A new course aims to train oncologists, medical physicists and administrators in all aspects of setting up and running a proton therapy programme.

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

Defining robustness protocols: a method to include and evaluate robustness in clinical plans

S E McGowan, F Albertini, S J Thomas and A J Lomax Phys. Med. Biol. 60 2671

Evolution of the CaF2:Tm (TLD-300) glow curve as an indicator of beam quality for low-energy photon beams

I D Muñoz, O Avila, I Gamboa-deBuen and M E Brandan Phys. Med. Biol. 60 2135

Review of ultrasound image guidance in external beam radiotherapy: I. Treatment planning and inter-fraction motion management

Davide Fontanaros, Skadi van der Meer, Jeffrey Bamber, Emma Harris, Tuathan O'Shea and Frank Verhaegen Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R77

Enhancement and wavelength-shifted emission of Cerenkov luminescence using multifunctional microspheres

J Li, L W Dobrucki, M Marjanovic, E J Chaney, K S Suslick and S A Boppart Phys. Med. Biol. 60 727