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Research & Innovation News

DBS treats Parkinson's disease, but how?

Deep-brain stimulation is highly effective in treating Parkinson's disease, but how does it work?

Treatment images highlight dose changes

Megavoltage images reveal the dosimetric impact of inter-fractional changes on intensity-modulated X-ray and proton therapy.

Dose calculator minimizes QA bottleneck

An independent dose-calculation system enables fast and efficient quality assurance of pencil-beam proton therapy plans.

Robustness analysis improves proton plans

A site-specific robustness protocol for use in clinical plan evaluation could improve proton therapy plans.


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

Monte Carlo calculation of specific absorbed fractions: variance reduction techniques

G Díaz-Londoño, S García-Pareja, F Salvat and A M Lallena Phys. Med. Biol. 60 2625

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