pencil beam


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pencil beam

A searchlight beam reduced to, or set at, its minimum width.
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ProteusONE utilises pencil beam scanning, an advanced technique that allows doses of radiation to be delivered precisely to the size and shape of the treatment area, in combination with a robotic patient-positioning couch and the most up-to-date imaging capabilities.
Medical technology company RaySearch Laboratories AB (STO:RAYB) announced on Wednesday that Zuid-Oost Nederland Protonen Therapie Centrum (ZON-PTC), Maastricht, Netherlands, has recently treated its first patient using the combination of the treatment planning system (TPS) RayStation from RaySearch, in combination with the Mevion S250i Proton Therapy System with Hyperscan Pencil Beam Scanning.
The order consists of high-end technologies used in advanced proton therapy treatment planning, such as pencil beam scanning, automatic planning tools, deformable registration, dose tracking, adaptive therapy and photon planning tools for comparative planning.
The research collaboration agreement will focus on advancing ion beam therapy via the pencil beam scanning technique.
According to the company, the comprehensive RayStation installation includes VMAT, pencil beam scanning, multi-criteria optimisation, biological optimisation, fallback planning, deformable registration, dose tracking, adaptive replanning and contouring.
The ProteusONE system is equipped with "Pencil Beam Scanning" which enables a highly precise scanning to minimise radiation exposure to healthy tissue.
CBCT imaging is an important capability in the treatment room to precisely position patients for pencil beam proton therapy.
MWR-05XP utilizes a single pencil beam that is steered electronically across the face of a planar array, resulting in the ability to rapidly steer the beam across either a sector volume (less than 360[degrees]) or a full volume.
Two different geometries were employed: in one a monoenergetic and monodirectional pencil beam of neutrons impinges on a cylindrical Teflon sheet placed above the Ge detector, Fig.
Line scanning is a special mode of pencil beam scanning (PBS), where the beam is delivered continuously with a constant beam current in each energy layer and the intensity modulation is achieved by varying the scan speed within the energy layer.
Orlando, FL, October 11, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The combination of a pencil beam and uniform scanning to increase the precision of radiation and, thereby, reduce damage to nearby healthy tissue is advancing the treatment of cancer at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy, a recipient of the Medical Tourism Cancer Center Leader of the Year Award, the Medical Tourism Association announced today.
To illustrate the performance of the proposed algorithm, MIWO is applied to synthesis of both pencil beam patterns and shaped beam patterns.