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 January 2024 was 54%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Radiation latency measurement system for particle accelerator

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 of the accelerator based on the timing of the signal in relation to the phantom's position.

The system's pulse detector comprises circuits for applying high voltage bias, amplifying voltage signals, and processing and filtering output signals. Additionally, features like a pulse extender, high side isolation circuit, and offset adjustment circuit are included to ensure accurate measurement and safe operation. The radiation detector can be an ion chamber mounted within either the moving or stationary portion of the phantom. The control box compares the timing of the radiation dose signal with the phantom's position to determine the radiation dose latency of the particle accelerator, providing valuable data for optimizing accelerator performance and ensuring precise radiation delivery.

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