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Device to reduce time of radiation treatments
Project ID: D2019-19Background Success of radiation therapy for those treated on a medical linear accelerator (Linac) is dependent on accurate positioning of the patient. The current system has the on-bard imaging device (OBI), consisting of a kV source and detector, which are rigidly attached to the gantry of the Linac. The device requires the MC...
Rectal Retractor for damage-prevention during radiation therapy
Project ID: D2018-64Background Effective radiation treatment delivers the maximum possible dose to a tumor while minimizing radiation exposure to the surrounding healthy tissue. Curative doses of radiation can induce chronic morbidities in nearby critical structures. For most cancers in the pelvic region, the dose-limiting organ is the rectum, whe...
Concurrent Delivery of Interstitial Thermobrachytherapy in Cancer Treatment
Project ID: D2017-09Background Brachytherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that allows a dose of radiation to be delivered to a defined treatment area using a radioactive source or seed. Addition of hyperthermia to brachytherapy enhances treatment in certain types of cancer, especially if it is delivered in conjunction with the radiation thera...