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Research & Innovation News

Pencil-beam scanning at 'hyper-speed'

Mevion's HYPERSCAN technology enables proton pencil-beam scanning of an entire tumour volume in a few seconds.

Gimballed linac speeds tumour tracking

A gimballed linac system reduces the treatment times required for real-time tumour tracking.

Enhanced models expand simulation options

New high-resolution anatomical models – Virtual Population 3.0 – will enable a wide range of simulated medical investigations.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of the latest patent applications in radiation therapy reviews filings from Varian, Insightec, Stanford University and more.


Linac-MRI records first human images

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

We should strive to apply physics to the biology itself

The field of medical physics should incorporate biophysics into radiotherapy research, says University of Wisconsin-Madison's Michael Kissick.

PARTNER: a network for life

PARTNER – an innovative project to train young scientists in aspects of hadron therapy – proved a great success.

Safety in radiotherapy: help or hindrance?

Is the strong focus on radiation protection and safety delaying the introduction of new radiotherapy technologies?