Methods and apparatus for hardware based radiation dose calculation

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Description

Disclosed is an example method to calculate radiation dose. The method includes receiving a tissue matrix in which the tissue matrix includes a plurality of voxels. The example method also includes producing a first plurality of transport lines with a direction controller in which each transport line is indicative of a cone of irradiated energy, and calculating at least one radiation dose with at least one deposit engine substantially in parallel with producing a second plurality of transport lines with the direction controller.

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Title
  • Methods and apparatus for hardware based radiation dose calculation

Patent Number
  • US 8494115 B2

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Inventor
  • Xiaobo Sharon Hu

  • Cedric X. Yu

  • Bo Zhou

  • Danny Z. Chen

  • Kevin Whitton

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Xiaobo Sharon Hu

  • Bo Zhou

  • Danny Z. Chen

Other Application
  • 11/685,475

Prior Publication Date
  • 2013-06-20

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20130158879 A1

Claims
  • 53

Classification (US Patent)
  • 378/65;

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • A61N 5/1031 (20130101); G06F 19/3481 (20130101); A61N 2005/1034 (20130101)

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

Language
  • eng

Date Issued
  • 2013-07-23

Publisher
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Assignee
  • University of Notre Dame Du Lac

  • The University of Maryland, Baltimore (Baltimore, MD)

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