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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. West Richland, WA
  2. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871303
Patent Number(s):
5704890
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61N - ELECTROTHERAPY
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
time; sensor; therapeutic; radiation; delivery; probe; placed; near; patient; senses; dose; location; strength; determined; insertion; exit; series; vertical; horizontal; sensing; elements; operator; relative; placement; increased; accuracy; prevents; serious; tissue; damage; preventing; overdose; wrong; tissue damage; sensing element; location relative; increased accuracy; sensing elements; therapeutic radiation; time sensor; /600/

Citation Formats

Bliss, Mary, Craig, Richard A, and Reeder, Paul L. Real time sensor for therapeutic radiation delivery. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Bliss, Mary, Craig, Richard A, & Reeder, Paul L. Real time sensor for therapeutic radiation delivery. United States.
Bliss, Mary, Craig, Richard A, and Reeder, Paul L. Thu . "Real time sensor for therapeutic radiation delivery". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871303.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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