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Radiation therapy

Radiotherapy, particle therapy, ultrasound therapy and more

Research & Innovation News

MR-guided HIFU safe for liver ablation

Researchers develop a clinically feasible treatment protocol for MR-guided HIFU of a moving organ.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in brain imaging, radiotherapy, PET and more.

Nanoparticles target tumour vasculature

Targeted gold nanoparticles act as vascular disruptive agents to boost the effects of radiation therapy.

MCO enhances 3D conformal radiotherapy

Automated multicriteria optimization improves the quality of 3D conformal radiation therapy plans.

Opinion

Small-animal irradiation: easing translation into clinical studies

The second Symposium on Small Animal Precision Image-Guided Radiotherapy examined how preclinical precision irradiation studies can better mirror clinical situations.

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.

Physics in Medicine & Biology

Topical review: MR guidance in radiotherapy

Jan J W Lagendijk, Bas W Raaymakers, Cornelis A T Van den Berg, Marinus A Moerland, Marielle E Philippens and Marco van Vulpen Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R349

Modeling localized delivery of Doxorubicin to the brain following focused ultrasound enhanced blood-brain barrier permeability

Tam Nhan, Alison Burgess, Lothar Lilge and Kullervo Hynynen Phys. Med. Biol. 59 5987

Review on the characteristics of radiation detectors for dosimetry and imaging

Joao Seco, Ben Clasie and Mike Partridge Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R303

Real-time interactive treatment planning

Karl Otto Phys. Med. Biol. 59 4845