Radiographic aid to proton therapy
Award last edited on: 5/23/2002

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Principal Investigator
Ronald L Martin

Company Information

Acctek Associates Inc

901 South Kensington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
   (708) 252-6786
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 03
County: Cook

Phase I

Contract Number: 1R43CA052337-01A1
Start Date: 00/00/00    Completed: 00/00/00
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The long-term objective of this program is the development of the capability of precision proton radiography with accelerator systems designed or used for proton radiation therapy. A proton radiograph taken immediately prior to radiation treatment could give increased confidence in the adequacy of the treatment plan, check alignment with tumor site, and confirm readiness and calibration of the entire system. For this result raster scanning of a very high quality proton beam is required, and the implementation has the potential of improving the effectiveness of radiation treatment of cancer by protons. Its use for diagnostic purposes independent of therapy could be justified in some instances. The specific airns of Phase I would be to demonstrate on a 200 MeV proton beam using Acctek's raster scanning system the practical feasibility of proton radiography and to evaluate its potential, as well as computed tomography, as an adjunct to proton therapy and for independent diagnostic purposes. Phase II would develop and test commercial systems including detectors and computer analysis programs. Phase III, funded privately, would provide the equipment and techniques to ijrnplement this capability at any of the proton therapy facilities under construction or to be constructed.Awardee's statement of the potential commercial applications of the research:Development of the radiographic capability would be useful at any facility utilizing protons for radiation treatment. The number of such facilities will grow significantly because of the widespread and increasing interest in this field. Proton radiography could also have commercial potential as a diagnostic tool at such facilities.National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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