9 September 1994 Application for design and simulation of conformal radiation therapy
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 2359, Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185209
Event: Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994, 1994, Rochester, MN, United States
Abstract
An application for design and simulation of conformal radiation therapy is described. The goal is to design a beam configuration that delivers therapeutic dose to the disease and minimizes irradiation of surrounding healthy tissues. The application supports a wide variety of tasks including: creation of patient- specific anatomic models from multimodality medical image data; interactive manipulation of high-level beam constructs; evaluation of calculated dose; and simulation of treatment procedures. The application exploits standard visualization technology as well as custom techniques developed specifically for treatment planning. This application, coupled with new computer-controlled treatment technologies permits design and delivery of radiation treatments that conform high dose to the diseased tissue, while minimizing the dose to surrounding healthy tissue. As a result, larger doses of radiation can now be safely applied than previously possible.
© (1994) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Marc L. Kessler, Daniel L. McShan, "Application for design and simulation of conformal radiation therapy", Proc. SPIE 2359, Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185209; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185209
PROCEEDINGS
10 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top