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Mark P Carol: Method and apparatus for lesion position verification. NOMOS Corporation, Ben D Tobor, May 2, 1995: US05411026 (148 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for verifying the position of a lesion in a patient's body compares the location of the lesion in CT slices with the position of the lesion in ultrasound images taken while the patient lays on the treatment table of a linear accelerator.


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Mark P Carol, Robert C Campbell, Brian S Rosen, Richard E Huber, Richard V Nash: Method and apparatus for target position verification. Nomos Corporation, Bracewell & Patterson L, December 4, 2001: US06325758 (121 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for verifying the position of a target to be treated by a radiation therapy device may include an ultrasound probe used to generate ultrasound images of the target; a position sensing system for indicating the position of the ultrasound probe with respect to the radiation ther ...


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Mark P Carol: Method and apparatus for patient positioning for radiation therapy. Nomos Corporation, Ben D Tobor, April 22, 1997: US05622187 (119 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for positioning a patient upon a treatment table of a linear accelerator includes a camera secured to the gantry of the linear accelerator and a plurality of light emitting diodes mounted with respect to the patient which are viewed by the camera.


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Mark Corol: Method and apparatus for performing stereotactic surgery. The Nomos Corporation, Ben D Tobor, December 14, 1993: US05269305 (74 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for performing stereotactic surgery upon a target within a skull establishes a first, predetermined geometric relationship between a skull mount fixture mounted on the skull and a scanning table surface upon which the skull is supported; and that geometric relationship is dupl ...


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Mark P Carol: Method and apparatus for conformal radiation therapy. Nomos Corporation, Tobor & Goldstein, September 1, 1998: US05802136 (72 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for conformal radiation therapy, with a radiation beam having a predetermined, constant beam intensity, treats the entire tumor volume of a patient's tumor, and the beam intensity of the radiation beam is spatially modulated across the tumor, by separating the radiation into a ...


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Mark P Carol, Robert Hill, Bruce H Curran, Richard Nash: Planning method and apparatus for radiation dosimetry. Nomos Corporation, Bracewell & Patterson L, May 21, 2002: US06393096 (70 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for determining an optimized radiation beam arrangement for applying radiation to a tumor target volume while minimizing radiation of a structure volume in a patient, comprising: using a computer to computationally obtain a proposed radiation beam arrangement; using the comput ...


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Mark P Carol, Robert C Campbell, Bruce Curran, Richard W Huber, Richard V Nash: Planning method and apparatus for radiation dosimetry. Nomos Corporation, Tobor Goldstein & Healey L, March 14, 2000: US06038283 (68 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for determining an optimized radiation beam arrangement for applying radiation to a tumor target volume while minimizing radiation of a structure volume in a patient, which uses an iterative cost function based on a comparison of desired partial volume data, which may be repre ...


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Mark P Carol: Method and apparatus for conformal radiation therapy. Nomos Corporation, Ben D Tobor, January 21, 1997: US05596619 (64 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for conformal radiation therapy, with a radiation beam having a pre-determined, constant beam intensity, treats the entire tumor volume of a patient's tumor, and the beam intensity of the radiation beam is spatially modulated across the tumor, by separating the radiation into ...


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Edward Charles Smetak, John David Scherch: System and tracker for tracking an object, and related methods. Nomos Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, October 30, 2007: US07289227 (30 worldwide citation)

A system to track a three-dimensional position and an orientation of a movable object and associated methods are provided. The system includes a tracker having an optically trackable body adapted to connect to the movable object. A plurality of optical indicators are connected or mounted to the opti ...


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Mark P Carol: Tissue compensation method and apparatus. The Nomos Corporation, Ben D Tobor, September 7, 1993: US05242372 (29 worldwide citation)

A tissue compensation system and method for making a tissue compensator utilizes a plurality of elongate rods, one end of which contact the treatment surface on the patient, and the other end of which contact and deform a flexible membrane containing a quantity of a material substantially equivalent ...



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