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Title: Real time sensor for therapeutic radiation delivery

Abstract

The invention is a real time sensor for therapeutic radiation. A probe is placed in or near the patient that senses in real time the dose at the location of the probe. The strength of the dose is determined by either an insertion or an exit probe. The location is determined by a series of vertical and horizontal sensing elements that gives the operator a real time read out dose location relative to placement of the patient. The increased accuracy prevents serious tissue damage to the patient by preventing overdose or delivery of a dose to a wrong location within the body. 14 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
563672
Patent Number(s):
5704890
Application Number:
PAN: 8-455,586; TRN: 98:002114
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 6 Jan 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; DOSEMETERS; RADIOTHERAPY; REAL TIME SYSTEMS; RADIATION DOSES; ACCURACY; NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Citation Formats

Bliss, M, Craig, R A, and Reeder, P L. Real time sensor for therapeutic radiation delivery. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Bliss, M, Craig, R A, & Reeder, P L. Real time sensor for therapeutic radiation delivery. United States.
Bliss, M, Craig, R A, and Reeder, P L. Tue . "Real time sensor for therapeutic radiation delivery". United States.
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