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Dose factor entry and display tool for BNCT radiotherapy

United States Patent

5,995,864
November 30, 1999
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A system for use in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) radiotherapy planning where a biological distribution is calculated using a combination of conversion factors and a previously calculated physical distribution. Conversion factors are presented in a graphical spreadsheet so that a planner can easily view and modify the conversion factors. For radiotherapy in multi-component modalities, such as Fast-Neutron and BNCT, it is necessary to combine each conversion factor component to form an effective dose which is used in radiotherapy planning and evaluation. The Dose Factor Entry and Display System is designed to facilitate planner entry of appropriate conversion factors in a straightforward manner for each component. The effective isodose is then immediately computed and displayed over the appropriate background (e.g. digitized image).
Wessol; Daniel E. (Bozeman, MT), Wheeler; Floyd J. (Idaho Falls, ID), Cook; Jeremy L. (Greeley, CO)
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID)
08/ 933,652
September 19, 1997
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-94ID13223 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company.