DEVELOPMENT OF A 3-D ELECTRON TREATMENT PLANNING SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$489,255.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
11161
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quantum Research Services
2222 E Chapel Hill-nelson Hwy, Beta Bldg Ste #340, Durham, NC, 27713
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PHASE I RESEARCH WILL STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING AND IMPLEMENTING ON A FAST, POWERFUL, AND RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE MICROCOMPUTER AN ELECTRON TREATMENT PLANNING (TP) ALGORITHM THAT WILL PERMIT FULL THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3-D) CALCULATIONS TAKING ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF BODY INHOMOGENEITIES. THE CALCULATION, BASED ON A FUNDAMENTAL THEORETICAL TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE ELECTRON SCATTERING, SHOULD BE EXECUTABLE IN GREATLY REDUCED TIMES BECAUSE THE ALGORITHM WILL BE EXPRESSED IN FOURIER-TRANSFORMED RATHER THAN IN PHYSICAL SPACE. AN AVAILABLE PHOTON-TP MICROCOMPUTER SOURCE CODE WITH ALL INTERFACES AND UTILITIES FOR CROSS-SECTIONAL DATA INPUT WILL BE USED FOR IMPLEMENTATION. CALCULATIONS WILL BE CHECKED AGAINST MONTE CARLO (MC)-DERIVED DATA, AND THE LIKELY PRACTICAL UTILITY OF THE SYSTEM IN TERMS OF ACCURACY,SPEED, AND USER INTERFACING WILL BE ASSESSED. THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT, VERIFIED BY MC SIMULATIONS AND INHOMOGENEOUS PHANTOM CHECKS, WILL CONTINUE IN PHASE II. THE METHODOLOGY ALSO WILL BE APPLIED TO IMPROVE PHOTON CALCULATIONS. THE COMPLETED WORK SHOULD DEMOLISH SIGNIFICANT ACCURACY, EXECUTION TIME, AND COST BARRIERS TO ROUTINE USE OF ELECTRON BEAMS FOR THERAPY. THE THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMPUTATIONAL METHODS USED SHOULD STIMULATE SIGNIFICANT NEW ADVANCES IN TP METHODOLOGY.

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