Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Sharpening Filter for Orthovoltage Radiation

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a specialized form of radiation therapy that uses a precise, highly localized photon beam to treat small tumors especially in the brain. Reducing beam energy from th...
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Jessica Fagerstrom, Edward Bender, Wesley Culberson, Michael Lawless, Benjamin R. M. Palmer, Larry DeWerd | P170240US01

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Sharper Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Radiosurgery is a non-invasive procedure that degrades tumors and other unhealthy tissue with high-energy beams of radiation. To spare surrounding tissue, it is critical that irradiation is precisely ...
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Edward Bender | P130196US01

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Minimally Invasive Microwave Ablation Antennas

Microwave ablation is a minimally invasive method for treating cancer, especially solid tumors. The method uses an interstitial antenna that heats tissue with microwave energy. These antennas require...
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Nader Behdad, Susan Hagness, Hung Luyen | P140132US01

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Real-Time 3-D Elastography

Elastography is a type of imaging technique that reveals the stiffness of tissues. It commonly is used to detect tumors and other abnormalities that cause changes in local tissue stiffness. Measuremen...
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Tomy Varghese, Atul Ingle | P140237US01

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Compound to Protect Against Radiation Exposure

Some commonly used diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures, principally CT scans and angiography, can expose individuals to levels of radiation that have been associated with excess cance...
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William Fahl | P120378US03

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Easy-to-Assess Image Registration

In radiation therapy it is essential to target the malignancy while sparing healthy tissue. To help plan treatment, a tumor or other target is identified and delineated in medical images, along with a...
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Nicholas Hardcastle, Karl Bzdusek, Carl Rowbottom, Jeffrey Siebers | P110163US02

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Image Autosegmentation Improves Treatment Planning

Medical images are heavily relied upon to help plan radiation treatment and many other procedures. Not surprisingly, the success of any plan depends on the detail and accuracy of these images. Imagin...
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Paulina Galavis, James Holden, Bhudatt Paliwal, Robert Jeraj | P130372US01

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Monitoring Tumor Ablation in Real Time

As an alternative to surgery, thermal ablation is a method of treating tumors of the liver, kidney, lung and other body parts. In the process, a slender antenna or probe is inserted through the skin t...
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Christopher Brace, Peng Wang | P130294US01

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Precision Densitometer for Radiosensitive Film

Radiosensitive films are used to measure radiation dose, for example, to calibrate equipment prior to cancer treatment. They provide high spatial resolution and are especially useful in advanced syste...
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Benjamin Rosen, Keith Kunugi, Frank Grenzow | P120265US01

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Rapid Three-Dimensional Elasticity Imaging

Elastography is a type of imaging technique that reveals the stiffness of tissues. It commonly is used to detect tumors and other abnormalities that cause changes in local tissue stiffness. Measuremen...
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Tomy Varghese, Atul Ingle | P130117US01

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