Dual CCD Camera Therapy Simulator CT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 CA62627-01A1,
Agency Tracking Number: 29183
Amount: $613,935.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
425 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire, IL, 60069
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Silver
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Research Institution
Computed tomography (CT) has become increasingly important in radiotherapy planning: CT add-ons havintroduced for therapy simulators, and specialized CT scanners have been developed as stand-alone thsystems. However, because of therapy simulator limitations, CT add-ons have poor throughput and thussufficient image slices for adequate therapy planning. CT-based simulators have better throughput, bproduce does not have accurate enough positional information, since they do not duplicate the physictherapy machines. We plan to improve throughput of CT add-on equipment by using volume CT imaging. Cons use line sensor cameras or linear detector arrays in front of the simulator's image intensifier.because the image intensifier camera lacks the dynamic range necessary for scanning large fields ofthe human body). We will use a dual camera and optics scheme that will solve the dynamic range problreconstruction to be performed on large data sets. If successful, this technique will increase throuresearch already proven at BIR. Further improvements are foreseen which will be started in Phase III.

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