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Research & Innovation News

Carbon ion grid therapy spares healthy tissue

Simulations show that grid-based radiotherapy using carbon ion beams can spare healthy tissue close to the treatment target.

Silicon pixel detectors enable helium-beam radiography

Researchers create a prototype detection system for helium-beam radiography.

NPL launches Metrology for Medical Physics Centre

The UK's National Physical Laboratory has launched MEMPHYS, the Metrology for Medical Physics Centre.

Algorithm enhances Cherenkov-based dose verification

Image processing algorithm increases the accuracy of Cherenkov-based radiotherapy verification.


The changing landscape of cancer therapy

The use of beams of protons or ions to kill tumours is beginning to transform the global cancer therapy scene.

Review of the year: 2017's most popular stories

We take a look at some of the most popular articles published on medicalphysicsweb in the last year.

Medical Physics for World Benefit: addressing a global need

Jake Van Dyk discusses how the Medical Physics for World Benefit organization aims to tackle the burgeoning need for quality medical physics across the globe.

AAPM panel examines the role of the medical physicist

The President's Symposium at the AAPM Annual Meeting examined the diverse roles of the medical physicist, now and in the future.

Physics in Medicine & Biology

Non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation via focused ultrasound in vivo

Matthew E Downs, Stephen A Lee, Georgiana Yang, Seaok Kim, Qi Wang & Elisa E Konofagou Phys. Med. Biol. 63 (2018) 035011

Validation and uncertainty analysis of a pre-treatment 2D dose prediction model

Jose A Baeza, Cecile J A Wolfs, Sebastiaan M J J G Nijsten & Frank Verhaegen Phys. Med. Biol. 63 (2018) 035033

Multi-GPU configuration of 4D intensity modulated radiation therapy inverse planning using global optimization

Aaron Hagan, Amit Sawant, Michael Folkerts & Arezoo Modiri Phys. Med. Biol. 63 (2018) 025028

Determination of absorbed dose to water from a miniature kilovoltage x-ray source using a parallel-plate ionization chamber

Peter G F Watson, Marija Popovic & Jan Seuntjens Phys. Med. Biol. 63 (2018) 015016