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Radiation therapy

Radiotherapy, particle therapy, ultrasound therapy and more

Research & Innovation News

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in neural engineering, radiotherapy, MRI and more.

Virtual Family developers win PMB prize

An article describing the development of the Virtual Family is the most cited PMB paper of the last five years.

Novel devices tackle small-field dosimetry

Two novel solid-state detectors show promise for small-field dosimetry.

Larger beam spots mitigate motion effects

Large, overlapping beam spots can slash interplay effects from tumour motion in scanned carbon ion beam therapy.

Opinion

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.

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.

Physics in Medicine & Biology

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

Enhancement and wavelength-shifted emission of Cerenkov luminescence using multifunctional microspheres

J Li, L W Dobrucki, M Marjanovic, E J Chaney, K S Suslick and S A Boppart Phys. Med. Biol. 60 727

Cherenkoscopy based patient positioning validation and movement tracking during post-lumpectomy whole breast radiation therapy

R Zhang, J M Andreozzi, D J Gladstone, W L Hitchcock, A K Glaser, S Jiang, B W Pogue and L A Jarvis Phys. Med. Biol. 60 L1

Proton computed tomography reconstruction using a backprojection-then-filtering approach

G Poludniowski, N M Allinson and P M Evans Phys. Med. Biol. 59 7905