This news release begins by summarizing some themes of the meeting, then provides a brief introduction to medical physics (including its connection to last year's Nobel Prize for magnetic resonance imaging) and finally contains detailed highlights of seven papers/sessions at the meeting.
SUMMARY: THIS YEAR'S MEETING
Highlights at the meeting include: the first 3D pictures from a neutron-based imaging technique; an MRI-based method that monitors a drug's effectiveness in combating a tumor's blood supply; and a technique for targeting a tumor that moves as a patient breathes. Some general themes at this year's meeting include: the emergence of "4D scans" to improve the imaging and treatment of cancer; the development of powerful "fusion imaging" that can simultaneously show an organ's structure and function; and a far-ranging symposium on the ultimate frontiers of medical imaging and the future of radiation therapy. Additional highlights include a symposium, directed by Ehsan Samei of Duke University (firstname.lastname@example.org), on how medical physicists can better apply their deep knowledge of physics concepts to the science of medical diagnosis ("From Physics To Medicine," Tuesday, 10AM-12PM); and a computer-aided diagnosis symposium, directed by Maryellen Giger of the University of Chicago (email@example.com), which will showcase examples of how software automatically helps detect
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