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Title: Method and apparatus for real time imaging and monitoring of radiotherapy beams

Abstract

A method and apparatus for real time imaging and monitoring of radiation therapy beams is designed to preferentially distinguish and image low energy radiation from high energy secondary radiation emitted from a target as the result of therapeutic beam deposition. A detector having low sensitivity to high energy photons combined with a collimator designed to dynamically image in the region of the therapeutic beam target is used.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Yorktown, VA
  2. Newport News, VA
  3. Birmingham, AL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1033766
Patent Number(s):
8049176
Application Number:
US patent applicaiton 12/316,444
Assignee:
Jefferson Science Assocates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61N - ELECTROTHERAPY
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Citation Formats

Majewski, Stanislaw, Proffitt, James, Macey, Daniel J, and Weisenberger, Andrew G. Method and apparatus for real time imaging and monitoring of radiotherapy beams. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Majewski, Stanislaw, Proffitt, James, Macey, Daniel J, & Weisenberger, Andrew G. Method and apparatus for real time imaging and monitoring of radiotherapy beams. United States.
Majewski, Stanislaw, Proffitt, James, Macey, Daniel J, and Weisenberger, Andrew G. Tue . "Method and apparatus for real time imaging and monitoring of radiotherapy beams". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1033766.
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