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Achromatic and uncoupled medical gantry

United States Patent

November 22, 2011
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A medical gantry that focus the beam from the beginning of the gantry to the exit of the gantry independent of the rotation angle of the gantry by keeping the beam achromatic and uncoupled, thus, avoiding the use of collimators or rotators, or additional equipment to control the beam divergence, which may cause beam intensity loss or additional time in irradiation of the patient, or disadvantageously increase the overall gantry size inapplicable for the use in the medical treatment facility.
Tsoupas; Nicholaos (Center Moriches, NY), Kayran; Dmitry (Rocky Point, NY), Litvinenko; Vladimir (Mt. Sinai, NY), MacKay; William W. (Wading River, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
12/ 403,486
March 13, 2009
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.