Patent Number: 7,822,176

Title: Treatment-speed regulated tumor-tracking

Abstract: A system and method for delivering radiation treatment to a moving target within a patient according to a preprogrammed treatment plan including determining a difference between a surrogate signal representing a physical characteristic associated with said patient's actual breathing pattern during radiation treatment delivery and a tracking signal representing a physical characteristic associated with said patient's expected breathing pattern during radiation treatment delivery, and regulating a speed of delivery of said radiation treatment based on said determined difference.

Inventors: Yi; Byong Yong (Ellicott City, MD), Yu; Xinsheng Cedric (Clarksville, MD), Lerma; Fritz (Towson, MD)

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International Classification: A61N 5/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00