Proton Computed Tomographic Image Reconstruction from Curved Paths

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

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

Application

- Cancer - Treatment - Biomedical Engineering - Life Sciences Clinical

Patent Status

Patented

Stage Of Development

9251606

Licensing Potential

Development partner,Commercial partner,Licensing

Licensing Status

Available for licensing.

Additional Info

 

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Patent Information:
Case ID: R8268
For Information, Contact:
Donna Tumminello
Assistant Director
State University of New York at Stony Brook
6316324163
donna.tumminello@stonybrook.edu
Inventors:
Zhengrong Liang
Yan Liu
Jianhua Ma
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