29 October 1981 Application Of Moire Patterns For Obtaining Surface Contour Information On Patients Receiving Radiotherapy
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Proceedings Volume 0283, Three-Dimensional Machine Perception; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.931982
Event: 1981 Technical Symposium East, 1981, Washington, D.C., United States
Abstract
Three-dimensional surface contour information is important for selective patients requiring radiation therapy. The patient contour is used to calculate the radiation dose distribution within the irradiated volume. A Moire photographic contouring device has been constructed to obtain these surface contours. The device consists of two light sources to project a grid pattern on the skin of the patient, and a camera with Polaroid back to photograph the image of the interference pattern on the skin. The interference fringes, as well as the patient's surface, is recorded on the photograph. Tissue thickness can be determined within 2.5 mm. It takes only a few minutes to get the contouring photograph. In addition to using the surface contour data for calculations of dose distributions, it can also facilitate construction of tissue compensators.
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James Chu, James Chu, Peter Bloch, Peter Bloch, } "Application Of Moire Patterns For Obtaining Surface Contour Information On Patients Receiving Radiotherapy", Proc. SPIE 0283, Three-Dimensional Machine Perception, (29 October 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931982; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.931982
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