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Research & Innovation News

Can Cerenkov light track proton therapy?

Researchers investigate potential applications of Cerenkov light emitted during proton therapy.

EPID measures water-equivalent dose

A prototype electronic portal imaging device based on plastic scintillator fibres exhibits a water-equivalent dose response.

A new take on particle therapy dosimetry

The BioQuaRT collaboration is working to reform particle therapy dosimetry.

Silicon-strip detector ideal for spectral CT

Silicon could prove an optimal sensor material for use in energy resolved CT.

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