Calibration of the treatment beam of the small animal radiation research platform

Mohammad Matinfar, Iulian Iordachita, Eric Ford, John Wong, Peter Kazanzides

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Abstract

In cancer research, well characterized small animal models of human cancer, such as transgenic mice, have greatly accelerated the pace of development of cancer treatments. The goal of the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) is to make those same models available for the development and evaluation of novel radiation therapies. SARRP can deliver high resolution, sub millimeter, optimally planned conformal radiation with on-board cone-beam CT (CBCT) guidance. This system requires accurate calibration of the x-ray beam for both imaging and radiation treatment. In this paper, we present a novel technique using an x-ray camera for calibration of the treatment beam. This technique does not require precise positioning or calibration of the x-ray camera.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication4th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2008
Pages609-614
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 3 2008
Event4th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2008 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 23 2008Aug 26 2008

Publication series

Name4th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2008

Other

Other4th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2008
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period8/23/088/26/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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