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Radiotherapy, particle therapy, ultrasound therapy and more

Research & Innovation News

4D imaging guides proton therapy

Incorporating 4D imaging into proton therapy planning and delivery will improve treatment accuracy when irradiating moving targets.

Y-90 promising for treating breast cancer

Radioembolization with yttrium-90 shows promise in treating patients with metastatic breast cancer who have exhausted all other treatment options.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in radiotherapy planning, mobile health monitoring, PET and more.

Dose painting: checking the uncertainties

Dose painting may prove optimal for treating heterogeneous tumours, but trials must account for uncertainties in imaging and radiation delivery.


Horizons 2013: connecting physicists in medicine

What happened when two groups of physicists working in medicine came together for the first time?

CERN intensifies medical physics research

CERN consolidates its medical physics research activities, which includes the transformation of its LEIR accelerator into a biomedical facility.

From astronauts to cancer patients

A career in radiation physics offers the chance to solve problems that directly affect patient care, says Lindsay Beaton-Green.

First patient treated with DMLC tracking

A dynamic multileaf collimator has been used to track a moving tumour with a therapeutic X-ray beam for the first time in Sydney, Australia.

Physics in Medicine & Biology

Two-dimensional high spatial-resolution dosimeter using europium doped potassium chloride: a feasibility study

H Harold Li, Joseph P Driewer, Zhaohui Han, Daniel A Low, Deshan Yang and Zhiyan Xiao Phys. Med. Biol. 59 1899

Reference dosimetry on TomoTherapy: an addendum to the 1990 UK MV dosimetry code of practice

S J Thomas, M M Aspradakis, J P Byrne, G Chalmers, S Duane, J Rogers, R A S Thomas, G S J Tudor and N Twyman Phys. Med. Biol. 59 1339

Use of the BIPM calorimetric and ionometric standards in megavoltage photon beams to determine Wair and Ic

D T Burns, S Picard, C Kessler and P Roger Phys. Med. Biol. 59 1353

Topical review: Advances in kilovoltage x-ray beam dosimetry

Robin Hill, Brendan Healy, Lois Holloway, Zdenka Kuncic, David Thwaites and Clive Baldock Phys. Med. Biol. 59 R183