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Title: Apparatus and method for high dose rate brachytherapy radiation treatment

Abstract

A method and apparatus for the in vivo location and tracking of a radioactive seed source during and after brachytherapy treatment. The method comprises obtaining multiple views of the seed source in a living organism using: 1) a single PSPMT detector that is exposed through a multiplicity of pinholes thereby obtaining a plurality of images from a single angle; 2) a single PSPMT detector that may obtain an image through a single pinhole or a plurality of pinholes from a plurality of angles through movement of the detector; or 3) a plurality of PSPMT detectors that obtain a plurality of views from different angles simultaneously or virtually simultaneously. The plurality of images obtained from these various techniques, through angular displacement of the various acquired images, provide the information required to generate the three dimensional images needed to define the location of the radioactive seed source within the body of the living organism.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc.,Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175222
Patent Number(s):
6,847,838
Application Number:
10/247,450
Assignee:
Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc.
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84ER
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Citation Formats

Macey, Daniel J., Majewski, Stanislaw, Weisenberger, Andrew G., Smith, Mark Frederick, and Kross, Brian James. Apparatus and method for high dose rate brachytherapy radiation treatment. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Macey, Daniel J., Majewski, Stanislaw, Weisenberger, Andrew G., Smith, Mark Frederick, & Kross, Brian James. Apparatus and method for high dose rate brachytherapy radiation treatment. United States.
Macey, Daniel J., Majewski, Stanislaw, Weisenberger, Andrew G., Smith, Mark Frederick, and Kross, Brian James. Tue . "Apparatus and method for high dose rate brachytherapy radiation treatment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175222.
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title = {Apparatus and method for high dose rate brachytherapy radiation treatment},
author = {Macey, Daniel J. and Majewski, Stanislaw and Weisenberger, Andrew G. and Smith, Mark Frederick and Kross, Brian James},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for the in vivo location and tracking of a radioactive seed source during and after brachytherapy treatment. The method comprises obtaining multiple views of the seed source in a living organism using: 1) a single PSPMT detector that is exposed through a multiplicity of pinholes thereby obtaining a plurality of images from a single angle; 2) a single PSPMT detector that may obtain an image through a single pinhole or a plurality of pinholes from a plurality of angles through movement of the detector; or 3) a plurality of PSPMT detectors that obtain a plurality of views from different angles simultaneously or virtually simultaneously. The plurality of images obtained from these various techniques, through angular displacement of the various acquired images, provide the information required to generate the three dimensional images needed to define the location of the radioactive seed source within the body of the living organism.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
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