Ion Beam Applications has developed a radiation latency measurement system for particle accelerators. The system includes a pulse detector connected to a radiation detector within a motion phantom, allowing for precise measurement of radiation dose latency. The technology aims to enhance radiation treatment system efficiency. GlobalData’s report on Ion Beam Applications gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Ion Beam Applications, Radiotherapy techniques was a key innovation area identified from patents. Ion Beam Applications's grant share as of February 2024 was 65%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Radiation latency measurement system for particle accelerator radiation dose

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Ion Beam Applications SA

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11860321B2) discloses a radiation latency measurement system designed for use within a particle accelerator. The system includes a pulse detector connected to a radiation detector mounted within a motion phantom positioned in the accelerator. The pulse detector sends a radiation dose signal to a control box or computer when the radiation detector receives the dose, allowing for the measurement of radiation dose latency by comparing the timing of the signal receipt to the position of the phantom's moving portion.

Furthermore, the system features a pulse detector with specific circuit configurations, including a high voltage bias application, voltage signal amplification, and signal processing stages. These components work together to ensure accurate measurement and analysis of radiation dose latency within the particle accelerator. The system's design also includes safety features such as voltage reduction circuits and offset adjustment capabilities for precise voltage level control. Overall, the patent highlights a sophisticated system for monitoring radiation dose latency in particle accelerators, crucial for ensuring accurate and safe radiation delivery in medical and scientific applications.

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