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Title: Method and apparatus for treatment planning using implanted radioactive seeds

Abstract

A pre-computed sensitivity function providing ex ante assessment of optimal placement of a single radioactive seed, is used for sequential placement of multiple radioactive seeds. The location of each successive seed may also be constrained by an exclusion function omitting areas in the target receiving a pre-defined dose from the preexisting seeds. This technique makes possible optimization of additional dimensions of treatment planning including using a different number of needles and using mixed seed types.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531571
Patent Number(s):
7,442,162
Application Number:
10/851,515
Assignee:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-01ID14104
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2004-05-21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Henderson, Douglass L., Yoo, Sua, Kowalok, Michael E., and Thomadsen, Bruce R. Method and apparatus for treatment planning using implanted radioactive seeds. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Henderson, Douglass L., Yoo, Sua, Kowalok, Michael E., & Thomadsen, Bruce R. Method and apparatus for treatment planning using implanted radioactive seeds. United States.
Henderson, Douglass L., Yoo, Sua, Kowalok, Michael E., and Thomadsen, Bruce R. Tue . "Method and apparatus for treatment planning using implanted radioactive seeds". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531571.
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abstractNote = {A pre-computed sensitivity function providing ex ante assessment of optimal placement of a single radioactive seed, is used for sequential placement of multiple radioactive seeds. The location of each successive seed may also be constrained by an exclusion function omitting areas in the target receiving a pre-defined dose from the preexisting seeds. This technique makes possible optimization of additional dimensions of treatment planning including using a different number of needles and using mixed seed types.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
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