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Proton range measured with submillimetre accuracy

Ionoacoustic range determination at a clinical proton therapy facility demonstrates submillimetre accuracy.

Pixelated silicon detector measures proton dose

A prototype pixelated silicon detector measures small-field depth dose profiles in proton therapy.

Focused ultrasound modulates brain circuits

Focused ultrasound can provide non-invasive, targeted neuromodulation.

Biomechanical model improves DIR accuracy

A biomechanical model improves the accuracy of deformable image registration of liver images.

SPREAD phantom offers rapid proton QA

The SPREAD phantom enables rapid, cost-effective quality assurance for pencil-beam scanning proton therapy.

Optical imaging assesses radiation resistance

Fluorescence imaging identifies early metabolic changes in radiation-resistant cancer cells in response to irradiation.

Electronic brachytherapy lowers dose to OARs

Treating endometrial cancer with the Axxent electronic brachytherapy system delivered less dose to organs-at-risk than radionuclide-based brachytherapy.

Henry Ford treats first patients with MRIdian Linac

A team at Henry Ford Cancer Institute has become the first in the world to treat patients with ViewRay's MRIdian Linac.

AAPM: showcasing the 'Best in physics'

The "Best in Physics" session at the AAPM Annual Meeting includes the top-ranking studies of the meeting.

Proton CT offers better preparation for therapy

Prototype detector generates accurate maps of proton stopping power in around six minutes.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of recent radiation therapy patent applications includes filings from Elekta, PSI and more.

Radiomics helps predict treatment outcome

Radiomics analyses of cone-beam CT images provides survival prediction in non-small cell lung cancer patients.

Ebook examines radiotherapy facility design

New ebook series launches with the publication of Design and Shielding of Radiotherapy Treatment Facilities.

Research briefs: radiation therapy

A round-up of recent research developments in radiation therapy

From particle physics to medical applications

In a new Physics World Discovery ebook, Manjit Dosanjh explains how technologies developed for particle physics enable advances in disease diagnosis and therapy.

Mixed beams enhance radiotherapy

An inverse treatment planning process simultaneously optimizes photon and electron apertures to generate superior mixed-beam radiotherapy plans.

FLARE radiotherapy offers precision treatment

FLARE radiotherapy aims to escalate dose to lung tumours, while reducing dose to perfused lung.

Mobile CT enables image-guided proton therapy

A mobile CT scanner is being employed for 3D image-guided proton therapy.

MRIdian tackles motion compensation

The MRIdian MRI-guided radiotherapy system can be used to compensate respiratory motion.

Simple model predicts stray dose

A simple analytical model promises stray dose predictions for radiotherapy patients.