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Jeffrey M Kapatoes, Gustavo H Olivera, Paul J Reckwerdt, Thomas R Mackie, Kenneth J Ruchala: Fluence adjustment for improving delivery to voxels without reoptimization. TomoTherapy Incorporated, William K Baxter, Godfrey & Kahn S C, December 9, 2003: US06661870 (109 worldwide citation)

A method of compensating for unexpected changes in the size, shape, and/or position of a patient in the delivery of radiation therapy. An image of a patient is used to prepare a treatment plan for the irradiation of a tumor or the like, shown in the image. A second image of a patient includes a visu ...


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Kenneth J Ruchala, Gustavo H Olivera, Thomas R Mackie: Megavoltage computed tomography during radiotherapy. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Quarles & Brady, September 9, 2003: US06618467 (61 worldwide citation)

Reduced dose megavoltage CT images are obtained using low flux data resulting from leakage through modulating shutters and/or collected by other means and augmented by incomplete high flux data collected during radiation therapy. The ability to construct tomographic projection sets from significantl ...


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Gustavo H Olivera, Kenneth J Ruchala, Eric Schnarr, Jeffrey M Kapatoes, Weiguo Lu, Jason Haimerl, John H Hughes, Thomas R Mackie: Method of and system for predicting dose delivery. TomoTherapy Incorporated, Michael Best & Friedrich, December 29, 2009: US07639853 (49 worldwide citation)

A system and method of predicting a radiation dose to be delivered to a patient. The method includes the acts of generating a first image of at least a portion of the patient, defining a treatment plan for the patient, generating a second image of at least a portion of the patient while the patient ...


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Weiguo Lu, Kenneth J Ruchala, Gustavo H Olivera, Eric Schnarr, Jeffrey M Kapatoes, Thomas R Mackie, Paul J Reckwerdt: Method and system for adapting a radiation therapy treatment plan based on a biological model. TomoTherapy Incorporated, Michael Best & Friedrich, August 11, 2009: US07574251 (39 worldwide citation)

A system and method of adapting a radiation therapy treatment plan. The method includes the acts of preparing a treatment plan for a patient, acquiring images of the patient, performing deformable registration of the images, acquiring data relating to a radiation dose delivered to the patient, apply ...


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Kenneth J Ruchala, Gustavo H Olivera, Thomas R Mackie, Jeffrey M Kapatoes, Paul J Reckwerdt: Method for reconstruction of limited data images using fusion-aligned reprojection and normal-error-aligned reprojection. Tomo Therapy Incorporated, Godfrey & Kahn S C, July 5, 2005: US06915005 (38 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods of using current but incomplete data to prepare an approximated complete image of a patient potentially undergoing radiation therapy. A complete image of the patient is fused or aligned with a limited patient image using image registration techniques. The align ...


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Eric Schnarr, Kenneth J Ruchala, Gustavo H Olivera, Weiguo Lu, Jeffrey M Kapatoes, Jason Haimerl, John H Hughes, Thomas R Mackie: Method and system for processing data relating to a radiation therapy treatment plan. TomoTherapy Incorporated, Michael Best & Friedrich, December 29, 2009: US07639854 (37 worldwide citation)

A system and method of automatically processing data relating to a radiation therapy treatment plan. The method includes the acts of acquiring image data of a patient, generating a treatment plan for the patient based at least in part on the image data, the treatment plan including a calculated radi ...


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Kenneth J Ruchala, Gustavo H Olivera, Weiguo Lu, Eric Schnarr, Jason Haimerl, Thomas R Mackie, Jeffrey M Kapatoes: Method and system for evaluating delivered dose. Tomo Therapy Incorporated, Michael Best & Friedrich, January 5, 2010: US07643661 (36 worldwide citation)

A system and method of evaluating a radiation dose delivered to a patient receiving radiation therapy. The method includes the acts of generating a time-based series of patient images, collecting a time-based series of data indicating patient motion, and evaluating a radiation dose delivered to the ...


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Weiguo Lu, Gustavo H Olivera, Jeffrey M Kapatoes, Kenneth J Ruchala, Eric Schnarr, John H Hughes, Thomas R Mackie, Paul J Reckwerdt: Method and system for evaluating quality assurance criteria in delivery of a treatment plan. Tomotherapy Incorporated, Michael Best & Friedrich, August 10, 2010: US07773788 (35 worldwide citation)

System and method of evaluating quality assurance criteria related to the delivery of a radiation therapy treatment plan. The method includes the acts of acquiring image data of a patient, generating a treatment plan for the patient based at least in part on the image data, the treatment plan includ ...


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Weiguo Lu, Gustavo H Olivera, Kenneth J Ruchala, Eric Schnarr: Method of placing constraints on a deformation map and system for implementing same. TomoTherapy Incorporated, Michael Best & Friedrich, July 28, 2009: US07567694 (32 worldwide citation)

A system and method of placing constraints on a deformation map. The method includes the acts of generating a deformation map between two images, identifying a defined structure in one of the images, applying the deformation map to relate the defined structure from the one image onto the other image ...


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Kenneth J Ruchala, Gustavo H Olivera, Eric Schnarr, Weiguo Lu, Thomas R Mackie: System and method of evaluating dose delivered by a radiation therapy system. Tomotherapy Incorporated, Michael Best & Friedrich, November 23, 2010: US07839972 (32 worldwide citation)

A system and method of evaluating dose delivered by a radiation therapy system using a marker that indicates motion. The marker is associated with the patient. In one method of operation, the method includes delivering radiation to the patient, monitoring motion of the marker during the delivering r ...