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Title: Dose factor entry and display tool for BNCT radiotherapy

Abstract

A system for use in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) radiotherapy planning where a biological distribution is calculated using a combination of conversion factors and a previously calculated physical distribution. Conversion factors are presented in a graphical spreadsheet so that a planner can easily view and modify the conversion factors. For radiotherapy in multi-component modalities, such as Fast-Neutron and BNCT, it is necessary to combine each conversion factor component to form an effective dose which is used in radiotherapy planning and evaluation. The Dose Factor Entry and Display System is designed to facilitate planner entry of appropriate conversion factors in a straightforward manner for each component. The effective isodose is then immediately computed and displayed over the appropriate background (e.g. digitized image).

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Bozeman, MT)
  2. (Idaho Falls, ID)
  3. (Greeley, CO)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
872720
Patent Number(s):
US 5995864
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
dose; factor; entry; display; tool; bnct; radiotherapy; boron; neutron; capture; therapy; planning; biological; distribution; calculated; combination; conversion; factors; previously; physical; graphical; spreadsheet; planner; easily; view; modify; multi-component; modalities; fast-neutron; combine; component; form; effective; evaluation; designed; facilitate; appropriate; straightforward; manner; isodose; immediately; computed; displayed; background; digitized; image; neutron capture; boron neutron; capture therapy; bnct radiotherapy; radiotherapy planning; digitized image; /600/128/

Citation Formats

Wessol, Daniel E., Wheeler, Floyd J., and Cook, Jeremy L. Dose factor entry and display tool for BNCT radiotherapy. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Wessol, Daniel E., Wheeler, Floyd J., & Cook, Jeremy L. Dose factor entry and display tool for BNCT radiotherapy. United States.
Wessol, Daniel E., Wheeler, Floyd J., and Cook, Jeremy L. Fri . "Dose factor entry and display tool for BNCT radiotherapy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872720.
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author = {Wessol, Daniel E. and Wheeler, Floyd J. and Cook, Jeremy L.},
abstractNote = {A system for use in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) radiotherapy planning where a biological distribution is calculated using a combination of conversion factors and a previously calculated physical distribution. Conversion factors are presented in a graphical spreadsheet so that a planner can easily view and modify the conversion factors. For radiotherapy in multi-component modalities, such as Fast-Neutron and BNCT, it is necessary to combine each conversion factor component to form an effective dose which is used in radiotherapy planning and evaluation. The Dose Factor Entry and Display System is designed to facilitate planner entry of appropriate conversion factors in a straightforward manner for each component. The effective isodose is then immediately computed and displayed over the appropriate background (e.g. digitized image).},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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