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Research & Innovation News

Improving PET monitoring of proton therapy

A kinetic model applied to dynamic PET scans provides a patient-specific way to improve PET monitoring of proton therapy.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in space radiation, medical imaging and more.

Proton minibeams reduce radiation toxicity

Minibeam therapy with protons and light ions helps minimize dose to proximal tissues.

PET sensor exploits Cerenkov detection

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


BPEX: bridging the gaps between disciplines

The new multidisciplinary journal Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express aims to bridge the gaps between medical physics, biophysics and biomedical engineering.

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.

Physics in Medicine & Biology

The physics of proton therapy

Wayne D Newhauser and Rui Zhang Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R155

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