US 10,376,717 B2
Intervening object compensating automated radiation treatment plan development apparatus and method of use thereof
James P. Bennett, Birmingham, AL (US); Susan L. Michaud, Brewster, MA (US); Mark R. Amato, South Hamilton, MA (US); Jillian Reno, Beverly, MA (US); W. Davis Lee, Newburyport, MA (US); and Nick Ruebel, Petersburgh, NY (US)
Filed by James P. Bennett, Birmingham, AL (US); Susan L. Michaud, Brewster, MA (US); Mark R. Amato, South Hamilton, MA (US); Jillian Reno, Beverly, MA (US); W. Davis Lee, Newburyport, MA (US); and Nick Ruebel, Petersburgh, NY (US)
Filed on Apr. 10, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/483,566.
Application 15/483,566 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/467,840, filed on Mar. 23, 2017.
Application 15/467,840 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/402,739, filed on Jan. 10, 2017, granted, now 10,188,877.
Application 15/402,739 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/348,625, filed on Nov. 10, 2016, granted, now 9,855,444.
Application 15/348,625 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/167,617, filed on May 27, 2016, granted, now 9,737,733.
Application 15/167,617 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/152,479, filed on May 11, 2016, granted, now 10,213,626.
Application 15/152,479 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/216,788, filed on Mar. 17, 2014, granted, now 9,682,254.
Application 14/216,788 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/087,096, filed on Apr. 14, 2011, granted, now 9,044,600.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/324,776, filed on Apr. 16, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2017/0209714 A1, Jul. 27, 2017
Int. Cl. A61N 5/10 (2006.01); A61B 6/00 (2006.01); G21K 1/08 (2006.01); A61B 6/03 (2006.01); G21K 5/04 (2006.01)
CPC A61N 5/1039 (2013.01) [A61B 6/032 (2013.01); A61B 6/037 (2013.01); A61B 6/4258 (2013.01); A61N 5/1037 (2013.01); A61N 5/1049 (2013.01); A61N 5/1067 (2013.01); A61N 5/1069 (2013.01); A61N 5/1075 (2013.01); A61N 5/1077 (2013.01); A61N 5/1081 (2013.01); A61N 5/1082 (2013.01); G21K 1/08 (2013.01); G21K 5/04 (2013.01); A61B 6/5205 (2013.01); A61N 5/107 (2013.01); A61N 2005/1051 (2013.01); A61N 2005/1054 (2013.01); A61N 2005/1061 (2013.01); A61N 2005/1087 (2013.01); A61N 2005/1095 (2013.01); A61N 2005/1096 (2013.01); A61N 2005/1097 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
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1. A method for treating a tumor of a patient using positively charged particles in presence of an intervening object, comprising the steps of:
positioning the intervening object between the tumor of the patient and an exit surface of an output nozzle system, said output nozzle system connected to a synchrotron using a beam transport system;
predetermining an energy reduction of the positively charged particles resultant from the positively charged particles traversing the intervening object along a beam treatment path, the energy reduction determined as a function of relative rotational position of the patient and the beam treatment path; and
generating a radiation treatment plan adjusting energy of the positively charged particles delivered from said synchrotron to the intervening object to yield a desired beam treatment energy of the positively charged particles entering the tumor after compensating for the energy reduction.