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US20150126796 PREVENTION OF SETUP ERRORS IN RADIOTHERAPY  
A patient safety system (PSS) (100) uses optical tracking in a linear accelerator treatment room to prevent gross setup errors. A patient (150) undergoes a computed tomography (CT)...
US20150087960 POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY GUIDED PROTON THERAPY  
Systems and methods of treating a patient, including a proton treatment system having a proton delivery unit to direct protons to a target area of a patient, the proton treatment system including...
US20140296609 Layer Structure for Epidermal Radionuclide Therapy  
Disclosed is a layer structure for epidermal radionuclide therapy (brachytherapy) of a patient comprising, from a patient's view, a proximal adherent layer for applying the layer structure on the...
US20150196779 MULTI-SPECTRAL FLUORESCENCE FOR IN-VIVO DETERMINATION OF PROTON ENERGY AND RANGE IN PROTON THERAPY  
The accuracy charged-particle beam trajectories used for radiation therapy in patients is improved by providing feedback on the beam location within a patient's body or a quality assurance...
US20140213904 INTRA-FRACTION MOTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  
The present invention relates to the field of radiation therapy. In particular, the invention concerns systems and methods for monitoring intra-fraction motions of patients in connection with...
US20140378736 METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIA STORING INSTRUCTIONS FOR GENERATING A RADIATION THERAPY TREATMENT PLAN  
Methods, systems and computer-readable storage media relate to generating a treatment plan for a patient having a patient record. The methods, systems, and the computer-readable storage medias...
US20140105886 ASSOCIATION OF BIOMARKERS WITH PATIENT OUTCOME  
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive form of brain cancer. Biomarkers for GBM that provide prognostic and predictive information are useful because they provide the physician valuable...
US20130178688 SEQUENCING SECTOR FIELDS  
A method for planning a treatment session of a patient and optimizing the treatment time for a treatment using a radiation therapy system includes a radiation therapy unit having a fixed radiation...
US20150094519 PREDICTING ACHIEVABLE DOSE DISTRIBUTION USING 3D INFORMATION AS AN INPUT  
Knowledge-based radiotherapy treatment planning is expanded to include spatial information from, for example, positron emission tomography (PET). Information that is specific to a patient is...
US20140094643 Controlling Particle Therapy  
An example particle therapy system includes the following: a gantry that is rotatable relative to a patient position; a particle accelerator mounted to the gantry, where the particle accelerator...
US20150045604 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PATIENT-SPECIFIC MOTION MANAGEMENT  
A medical method includes: determining a first probability density function related to a first uncertainty in hitting a target in a treatment of the target; determining a second probability...
US20140100408 Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy with Continuous Coach Rotation/Shift and Simultaneous Cone Beam Imaging  
A system for radiotherapy includes a couch having a top lateral surface upon which a patient being treated by the system is positioned. The couch has continuous arc rotation for delivery of...
US20130131426 Radiosurgical Ablation of the Myocardium  
The invention provides a non-invasive system and method for treatment of the heart. In a first aspect, a method for treatment of an anatomical site related to arrhythmogenesis of a heart of a...
US20120004518 TECHNIQUES FOR COMPENSATING MOVEMENT OF A TREATMENT TARGET IN A PATIENT  
One embodiment includes a method of predicting a position of a target site inside a body using surrogates is provided. The method includes transforming surrogate measurements and target positions...
US20140275704 METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR BREATHING-SYNCHRONIZED, TARGET-TRACKING RADIATION THERAPY  
Preparing a plan to synchronize radiation delivery to a target in a patient with patient breathing phase and amplitude as the independent variable comprising (a) obtaining simultaneous data on...
US20150080634 TRACKING EXTERNAL MARKERS TO INTERNAL BODILY STRUCTURES  
Systems and methods of tracking location of an internal bodily structure of a patient in a radiation treatment room, including a fiducial marker having a unique center point, an offset structure...
US20140378737 MULTI-OBJECTIVE RADIATION THERAPY SELECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A system for facilitating creation of a patient treatment plan includes components configured to receive at least one feature associated with patient data and search a database of previously...
US20150038767 ENDORECTAL BALLOON WITH GAS LUMEN AND STOPPER  
A prostate immobilizing balloon having a central seating area that on full inflation cups the prostate to hold it during treatment is combined with a gas lumen, a locking member and one or more...
US20150087883 TREATMENT THEATER FOR PROTON THERAPY  
A theater system for a proton treatment system, including a tunnel structure configured around an isocenter of a proton treatment system, and one or more devices mounted on the tunnel structure to...
US20150148584 INNER GANTRY  
A system includes a patient support and an outer gantry on which an accelerator is mounted to enable the accelerator to move through a range of positions around a patient on the patient support....
US20130053616 INNER GANTRY  
A system includes a patient support and an outer gantry on which an accelerator is mounted to enable the accelerator to move through a range of positions around a patient on the patient support....
US20130090549 SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-MODALITY INVERSE OPTIMIZATION FOR RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT PLANNING  
When performing multimodal radiotherapy planning, an optimizer (36) concurrently optimizes a combined treatment plan that employs an intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) device (30) and an...
US20120207708 BIOMARKERS FOR CANCER-RELATED FATIGUE AND USE THEREOF  
Described herein is the identification of genes that are significantly up- or down-regulated in patients suffering from cancer-related fatigue (CRF), providing a means for the diagnosis and...
US20130035592 TECHNIQUE FOR THE DELIVERY OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY TO NANOPARTICLES EMPLOYED IN MEDICAL TREATMENT  
The present invention relates to technology for delivering electromagnetic (EM) energy to nanoparticles (nanos) utilized in the treatment of either existing or potential medical conditions....
US20140275697 TREATMENT COUCH FOR SMALL ISOCENTRIC ROTATIONS  
A treatment system for a patient includes a treatment couch to position the patient. The treatment couch includes a couch top and one or more stages to pitch the couch top about a lateral axis...
US20130045171 BONDING TISSUES AND CROSS-LINKING PROTEINS WITH NAPHTHALIMIDE COMPOUNDS  
Naphthalimide compounds are used in tissue bonding and protein cross-linking applications. When activated by an activating agent, such as light in the 400-500 nm absorption range, the...
US20120251495 PTERIN BASED THERAPIES FOR INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS  
Disclosed herein are methods for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory-based diseases and disorders, such as hepatitis B virus infection based upon the administration of calcium pterin. In one...
US20150141733 AUTOMATIC PLAN OPTIMIZATION FOR CHANGING PATIENT ANATOMY IN THE PRESENCE OF MAPPED DELIVERED DOSE FROM DELIVERED FRACTIONS  
A therapy planning system and method generate an optimal treatment plan accounting for changes in anatomy. Therapy is delivered to the subject according to a first auto-planned optimal treatment...
US20140350322 INTENSITY-MODULATED PROTON THERAPY  
The therapeutic treatment of a patient using intensity-modulated proton therapy is described. In one example, a method of creating a proton treatment plan is presented that divides volumes of...
US20140343345 Method for Fiducial-less Real-time Tracking in Radiation Treatment of Abdominal Tumors  
A method for fiducial-less real-time motion tracking of abdominal tumors based on the correlation between the patient's breathing pattern and the diaphragm/lung border during treatment delivery....
US20130172657 INTEGRATED RADIATION THERAPY SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING A TARGET IN A PATIENT  
An integrated radiation therapy process comprises acquiring first objective target data related to a parameter of a target within a patient by periodically locating a marker positioned within the...
US20140005464 STUDYING DOSIMETRIC IMPACT OF MOTION TO GENERATE ADAPTIVE PATIENT-SPECIFIC MARGINS IN EBRT PLANNING  
A treatment planning system (106) for generating patient-specific treatment margins. The system (106) includes one or more processors (142). The processors (142) are programmed to receive a...
US20140309477 CT ATLAS OF THE BRISBANE 2000 SYSTEM OF LIVER ANATOMY FOR RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS  
The method includes the steps of obtaining atlas data in an atlas coordinate set from a computer-readable atlas of hepatic anatomical information including three orders of division and obtaining...
US20150031932 Method to Accurately and Rapidly Locate Tumor  
A method to accurately and rapidly locate tumor, comprising the steps of using a immobilization module to ensure the consistency of patient positioning, verification and the position of each...
US20120316377 EFFECTIVE VOLUME FILLING WITH TEMPLATES  
A method and a dose planning module for planning a treatment session of a patient by means of a radiation therapy system includes a radiation therapy unit having a fixed radiation focus point. The...
US20130245425 System for Delivering Conformal Radiation Therapy While Simultaneously Imaging Soft Tissue  
Devices and processes for performing magnetic resonance imaging of the anatomy of a patient during radiation therapy to measure and control the radiation dose delivered to the patient.
US20120184560 MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC METHODS FOR PREDICTING BRAIN METASTASIS OF BREAST CANCER  
Disclosed are molecular diagnostic compositions and methods for predicting brain metastasis of breast cancer, as well as methods for drug repositioning to identify existing and new therapeutics...
US20140073833 METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIA STORING INSTRUCTIONS FOR DETERMINING PATIENT SPECIFIC TREATMENT PLANNING MARGINS  
Methods, systems and computer-readable storage media relate to determining individualized treatment planning margins. The methods may include processing motion data of a target obtained from at...
US20130085314 AUTOMATIC TREATMENT PLANNING METHOD  
The invention is directed to a data processing method of determining a treatment plan, a corresponding program and a computer running the program, the treatment plan describing a medical treatment...
US20130131425 Heart Treatment Kit, System, and Method for Radiosurgically Alleviating Arrhythmia  
Radiosurgical treatments of tissues of the heart mitigate arrhythmias and treat other tumerous and non-tumerous disease using an implanted fiducial positioned in or near the heart using cardiac...
US20110166407 Heart Treatment Kit, System, and Method For Radiosurgically Alleviating Arrhythmia  
Radiosurgical treatments of tissues of the heart mitigate arrhythmias and treat other tumerous and non-tumerous disease using an implanted fiducial positioned in or near the heart using cardiac...
US20110112351 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING QUALITY ASSURANCE CRITERIA IN DELIVERY OF A TREATMENT PLAN  
System and method of determining whether a component of a radiation therapy system is operating within a dosimetric tolerance. The method can include the acts of generating a treatment plan for a...
US20140005463 ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR CONFORMAL PARTICLE RADIATION THERAPY OF A MOVING TARGET  
Methods and assembly for delivering a particle beam dose to a moving target are provided. The assembly comprises breath holding means for holding a patients breath during the delivery of the...
US20150251019 PATIENT ALIGNMENT SYSTEM WITH EXTERNAL MEASUREMENT AND OBJECT COORDINATION FOR RADIATION THERAPY SYSTEM  
A patient alignment system for a radiation therapy system. The alignment system includes multiple external measurement devices which obtain position measurements of components of the radiation...
US20140163300 PATIENT ALIGNMENT SYSTEM WITH EXTERNAL MEASUREMENT AND OBJECT COORDINATION FOR RADIATION THERAPY SYSTEM  
A patient alignment system for a radiation therapy system. The alignment system includes multiple external measurement devices which obtain position measurements of components of the radiation...
US20130317275 IMPLANT FOR TARGETING THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURE  
An implantable device has a body that is substantially rigid and has a predetermined shape. The body is further bioabsorbable and has a density less than or equal to about 1.03 g/cc. When the...
US20120201747 System and Method for Diagnosis and Treatment  
This invention relates to a low cost rapid response diagnostic system to determine cortisol levels in patients selected as potential candidates for GCR (glucocorticoid receptor) antagonist therapy...
US20150065776 INCREASED RADIOTHERAPY PATIENT THROUGHPUT  
A system and method for radiotherapy patient throughput is described. The system includes carts for supporting and moving patients between stations. A mounting and immobilization station allows...
US20130259800 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CANCER TREATMENT  
The invention described herein pertains to the use of oxazolidinone antibiotics, alone or in combination, in the treatment of cancer. In particular, the invention pertains to the treatment of...
US20150087879 BENCHMARK SYSTEM FOR RADIATION THERAPY PLANNING  
A system for evaluating radiation treatment planning generates a fictitious treatment dose matrix with a quality of dose placement beyond that achievable with physically realizable radiation...