Error control in algorithmic approach to step-and-shoot intensity modulated radiation therapy

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Description

The present invention provides a method comprising the following steps: (a) partitioning an intensity modulated beam into a set of sub-IMBs; and (b) partitioning the sub-IMBs into segments, wherein steps (a) and (b) introduce no machine delivery error. The present invention also provides a method comprising the following steps: (a) recursively partitioning an intensity modulated beam into plateaus; and (b) partitioning the plateaus into segments, wherein step (a) comprises determining a tradeoff between machine delivery error and the number of segments into which the plateaus will be partitioned in step (b).

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Title
  • Error control in algorithmic approach to step-and-shoot intensity modulated radiation therapy

Patent Number
  • US 7466797 B2

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Inventor
  • Shuang Luan

  • Danny Z. Chen

  • Xiaobo Sharon Hu

  • Chao Wang

  • Xiaodong Wu

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Danny Z. Chen

  • Xiaobo Sharon Hu

Other Application
  • 11/085,529

Prior Publication Date
  • 2008-03-13

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20080063141 A1

Claims
  • 68

Classification (US Patent)
  • 378/65;

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • A61N 5/1042 (20130101); A61N 5/1036 (20130101); A61N 5/1048 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • A61N 5/10 (20060101)

Language
  • eng

Date Issued
  • 2008-12-16

Publisher
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Assignee
  • University of Notre Dame Du Lac

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