Proton Computed Tomographic Image Reconstruction from Curved Paths

Computerized image reconstruction, specifically paths of proton particles, applicable to radiation therapy for cancer patients Background: Computed tomographic image reconstruction has typically focused on X-rays or photons in the body. This has become an increasingly popular way for radiation therapy for cancer treatment. Proton beams are better than X-rays and photons because they are 1) more accurate 2) leave other tissue unharmed 3) lower-cost. However, protons are heavy, thus bend when shot into the body. Therefore, imaging of the beam may not be accurate. There is a large portion of uncertainty in current uses of proton beam therapy and needs to be corrected. Technology Overview: This invention allows radiation specialists to target a certain area of cancer with a lower rate of uncertainty. The algorithm itself can graphically trace the positions of the cancer proton beams as they travel through the body and monitor slight movements of beams. Advantages: -Less Harmful

-More Accurate

-Less Expensive Applications: -Cancer -Treatment

-Biomedical Engineering

-Life Sciences

Clinical Intellectual Property Summary: Patented Stage of Development: 9251606 Licensing Potential: Development partner,Commercial partner,Licensing Licensing Status: Available for licensing. 8268 Additional Information: reconstruction,radiation,radiation therapy,cancer,photon,proton beam therapy,ct scan,x-ray computed tomography scan,computed tomography,radiation oncology,radiotherapy imaging,beam radiotherapy,imaging radiotherapy,image projection,topographical image,image analysis algorithm,particle image analysis,proton therapy,less harmful,methods,proton beam,target Please note, header image is purely illustrative. Source: National Cancer Institute. public domain.

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