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Method for tracking the movement of a particle through a geometric model for use in radiotherapy

United States Patent Application

20060058636
A1
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A method for tracking the movement of a particle through a geometric model so as to facilitate the development of a dosimetry plan includes providing a particle with a short mean free path length; providing a geometric model which has a boundary which separates regions of the geometric model having different densities and/or compositions; arranging a first plurality of substantially uniform volume elements having a predetermined size into the geometric model; and arranging a second plurality of substantially uniform volume elements having a predetermined size less than that of the first plurality of substantially uniform volume elements, and in overlaying relation relative to the first plurality of substantially uniform volume elements.
Wemple, Charles A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wessol, Daniel E. (Bozeman, MT)
10/ 940,349
September 13, 2004
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] The United States Government has rights in the following invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC.