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Application for design and simulation of conformal radiation therapy
Author(s): Marc L. Kessler; Daniel L. McShan
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Paper Abstract

An application for design and simulation of conformal radiation therapy is described. The goal is to design a beam configuration that delivers therapeutic dose to the disease and minimizes irradiation of surrounding healthy tissues. The application supports a wide variety of tasks including: creation of patient- specific anatomic models from multimodality medical image data; interactive manipulation of high-level beam constructs; evaluation of calculated dose; and simulation of treatment procedures. The application exploits standard visualization technology as well as custom techniques developed specifically for treatment planning. This application, coupled with new computer-controlled treatment technologies permits design and delivery of radiation treatments that conform high dose to the diseased tissue, while minimizing the dose to surrounding healthy tissue. As a result, larger doses of radiation can now be safely applied than previously possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2359, Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185209
Show Author Affiliations
Marc L. Kessler, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Daniel L. McShan, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2359:
Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994

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