|| List of recent Radiation-related patents
|Automatic clinical treatment device usage monitoring|
The invention is designed to prevent mis-administrations of radiation in therapy sessions. Because of the complexity of machine configurations and settings required for every radiation therapy protocol, the invention is also designed to confirm that the settings of radiation oncology treatment systems and devices accurately reflect the dose protocol as determined by the radiation oncologists.
|Electron beam apparatus for inspecting a pattern on a sample using multiple electron beams|
An electron beam apparatus for inspecting a pattern on a sample using multiple electron beams includes a plurality of primary electro-optical systems and a plurality of secondary electro-optical systems associated with the respective primary electro-optical systems. The primary electro-optical systems are for irradiating multiple primary electron beams on a surface of the sample, and each includes an electron gun having an anode and an objective lens.
|Calibration apparatus, calibration method, and measurement apparatus|
The present invention provides a calibration apparatus for calibrating an optical apparatus, which has a scanning member and scans light on an object by rotating the scanning member, including a target member including a region irradiated with light from the scanning member, an obtaining unit configured to obtain a light amount of light reflected by the region, and a processing unit configured to execute processing for calculating a calibration value required to calibrate a rotation angle of the scanning member, wherein the region is configured to be nonplanar so that a light amount obtained by the obtaining unit changes according to a light irradiation position.. .
|Ultrasonic irradiation apparatus and method for irradiating ultrasonic wave|
An ultrasonic irradiation apparatus irradiates an ultrasonic wave to a target portion where micro bubbles or micro grains which reflect or scatter an ultrasonic wave exist. The apparatus includes an input unit, a drive signal setting unit, and an ultrasonic emission unit.
|Ultrasonic irradiation apparatus and method for irradiating ultrasonic wave|
An ultrasonic irradiation apparatus includes an ultrasonic emission part, an ultrasonic reception part, a low frequency signal detector, and a condition change unit. The ultrasonic emission part emits a first ultrasonic wave including a first frequency component having a frequency of f toward a target portion based on an ultrasonic setting value where f is a positive real number.
|Balloon catheter and applicator with balloon catheter|
Balloon catheter, applicator, particularly for invasive radiotherapy, and method of controlling the balloon catheter with respect to its shape and position in a tissue to be treated prior to an irradiation. The balloon catheter provides a catheter shaft for introducing a probe, an outer balloon and an inner balloon, disposed inside the outer balloon, the inner space of the inner balloon connecting to a channel for connection to a media inlet and intermediate space between the outer balloon and the inner balloon connecting to a channel for connection to a media storage unit.
|Combined mri and radiation therapy equipment|
In a combined mri and radiation therapy system, a magnet structure and radiation therapy equipment are provided. The magnet structure comprises a single substantially cylindrical field coil structure comprising a number of superconducting coils joined by a support structure and extending axially of a central region.
|Implementation and experimental results of real-time 4d tumor tracking using multi-leaf collimator (mlc), and/or mlc-carriage (mlc-bank), and/or treatment table (couch)|
Methods and systems of operating a support structure and beam shaping mechanism in a manner that compensates for motion patterns exhibited by a patient, promotes comfort of the patient, and optimizes accuracy of delivery of radiotherapy to a targeted location within the patient. The support structure can be a treatment table or couch and the beam shaping mechanism can be a multi-leaf collimator (mlc), and/or an mlc-bank/-carriage.
|Method for producing water absorbent resin|
The present invention is a method for producing a water absorbent resin which method is a method for producing surface cross-linked water absorbent resin particles, the method including the successive steps of: (a) adding a surface cross-linking agent and water to a particulate water absorbent resin in a mixer; and (b) reacting the resulting water absorbent resin mixture taken out from the mixer with the surface cross-linking agent in a reactor by heating or active energy ray irradiation, water vapor being used as part or all of the water added in the mixer. This makes it possible to provide a method for producing a water absorbent resin in which method a surface cross-linked water absorbent resin that has excellent properties can be obtained efficiently at low cost with high productivity..
|Method for producing metal catalyst for preparing alcohol and metal catalyst produced thereby|
Disclosed is a method for preparing a metal catalyst having improved yield of alcohols. The method for preparing a metal catalyst for the production of alcohol from synthesis gas includes forming a metal catalyst; and irradiating the metal catalyst with gamma rays.
|Irradiation apparatus, drawing apparatus, and method of manufacturing article|
The present invention provides an irradiation apparatus which irradiates an object with a charged particle beam, the apparatus including a first charged particle optical system including a charged particle source, a second charged particle optical system into which a charged particle beam is incident from the first charged particle optical system, a detector configured to be moved and to detect a charged particle beam from the first charged particle optical system, and a regulator configured to regulate relative positions between the first charged particle optical system and the second charged particle optical system based on an output from the detector disposed between the first charged particle optical system and the second charged particle optical system.. .
|Method of manufacturing tape-like pattern medium|
There is provided a method of manufacturing a tape-like pattern medium, with which a tape-like pattern medium with improved mechanical strength is manufactured. Said method of manufacturing a tape-like pattern medium comprises a coating step of forming an ultraviolet curing resin layer (2) by coating a film substrate (3) surface with an ultraviolet curing resin containing a photopolymerization initiator that absorbs ultraviolet rays of a wavelength that will pass through the film substrate (3), a pattern formation step of bringing the ultraviolet curing resin layer (2) into close contact with a roll-shaped master stamper (10) and forming a texture pattern (5) corresponding to a texture pattern (101) of the master stamper (10) in the ultraviolet curing resin layer (2), and an irradiation step of curing the ultraviolet curing resin layer (2) by irradiating the ultraviolet curing resin layer (2) in which the texture pattern (5) has been formed with ultraviolet rays in a state in which the surrounding oxygen has been removed..
|Pattern forming method, method for manufacturing electronic device by using the same, and electronic device|
There is provided a pattern forming method for forming hole patterns in a substrate, comprising pattern forming steps each including, in order, the steps (1) to (6): (1) forming a resist film on the substrate by using a chemical amplification resist composition containing (a) a resin capable of increasing the polarity by the action of an acid to decrease the solubility for an organic solvent-containing developer and (b) a compound capable of generating an acid upon irradiation with an actinic ray or radiation; (2) exposing the resist film to form a first line-and-space latent image; (3) exposing the resist film to form a second line-and-space latent image; (4) developing the resist film by using an organic solvent-containing developer to form a hole pattern group in the resist film; (5) applying an etching treatment to the substrate with the resist film; and (6) removing the resist film.. .
|Method of smoothing solid surface with gas cluster ion beam and solid surface smoothing apparatus|
A scratch or similar surface roughness in a solid surface is reduced by gas cluster ion beam irradiation. A gas-cluster-ion-beam solid surface smoothing method includes an irradiation step in which the solid surface is irradiated with a gas cluster ion beam.
|Fluorocarbon resin composite, cookware, cooker, roller for office automation equipment, belt for office automation equipment , and method for producing them|
A fluorocarbon resin composite includes a fluorocarbon resin layer on a base, in which a fluorocarbon resin constituting the fluorocarbon resin layer is crosslinked by electron beam irradiation, and the base has a desired shape obtained by machining. The fluorocarbon resin is composed of a tetrafluoroethylene-perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer, polytetrafluoroethylene, or a mixture of the tetrafluoroethylene-perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer and polytetrafluoroethylene.
|Chemoresistor type gas sensor having a multi-storey architecture|
A multi-storey gas sensor is constructed by stacking chemoresistor type gas sensing elements and providing holes through each sensing element so gas can pass from one sensing element to the next, through the sensing layers. A rich data set can be obtained by selecting appropriate combinations of materials for the different sensing layers and varying the operating conditions of the different gas-sensing elements by: taking measurements when different combinations of sensing layers are activated, when given sensing layers are heated to different temperatures or according to different heating profiles, and/or when selected sensing layers are exposed to uv light.
|Fixing device, and image forming apparatus|
A fixing device includes an irradiation section that has plural light emitting elements arranged in a first direction and emits light, a condensing section that condenses the light emitted from the irradiation section in a second direction intersecting the first direction, and a supporter that includes a contact location which supports a recording medium by a surface thereof at a position of a focal length of the condensing section, and a noncontact location which is located outside the contact location in the first direction and has a surface which does not come into contact with the recording medium, wherein a distance between the surface of the noncontact location and the condensing section is different from a distance between the surface of the contact location and the condensing section.. .
|Systems, devices, and methods for quality assurance of radiation therapy|
Systems, devices, and methods for quality assurance for verification of radiation dose delivery in arc-based radiation therapy devices using a 3d gamma evaluation method.. .
|Three-dimensional shape measuring apparatus and robot system|
A three-dimensional shape measuring apparatus according to the embodiment includes an irradiating unit, an imaging unit, a position detector, a changing unit. The irradiating unit applies a slit light beam while changing an irradiation position in an area under measurement.
|Negative optical compensation assembly and method for preparing the same|
A method for preparing a negative optical compensation assembly includes: first providing an alignment chamber composed of a vertical alignment substrate and a horizontal alignment substrate and filling into the alignment chamber a liquid crystal mixture comprising a polymerizable discotic liquid crystal, an adjunct alignment agent, and an ultraviolet absorption pigment, and subjecting the vertical alignment substrate to ultraviolet radiation so as to polymerize the polymerizable discotic liquid crystal within the alignment chamber, thereby obtain the negative optical compensation assembly. This method can obtain hybrid alignment of discotic liquid crystal via a simple process, and therefore reduce the complexity for manufacturing the negative optical compensation assembly..
|Liquid ejecting apparatus|
A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a head that ejects liquid to be cured by receiving irradiation of an electromagnetic wave onto a medium; a provisional-curing irradiation section that emits a first electromagnetic wave to a dot formed on the medium by the liquid; and a main-curing irradiation section that emits a second electromagnetic wave, which has irradiation intensity higher than that of the first electromagnetic wave, to the dot to which the first electromagnetic wave is emitted. When the main-curing irradiation section emits the second electromagnetic wave, a dot forming surface of the medium faces the lower side in the direction of gravity..
|Display of dose values for planning an irradiation|
Dose values are displayed. The dose values display the take-up of radiation by an examination volume to be expected during an irradiation.
|Display apparatus and electronic apparatus|
A display apparatus is configured to allow a user positioned in a first direction to visually recognize a first image and to allow a user positioned in a second direction different from the first direction to visually recognize a second image. The display apparatus includes a display unit that alternately displays the first and second images; an irradiation unit that provides irradiation light; a color filter that respectively includes first and second areas for the first and second images, through which the irradiation light is transmitted; and a distribution unit that distributes the irradiation light transmitted through the first area of the color filter to the first direction and through the second area of the color filter to the second direction.
|Biodegradable photocatalytic nanocomposite microsponges of polyactic acid|
Despite significant progress in the synthesis of nanocomposite materials, integration of several components with various functions remains a big challenge, which significantly limits control over nanocomposite properties. The disclosure provides a multifunctional micro particle based on incorporation of titania nanoparticles combined into a porous polylactic acid (pla) matrix.
|Laser lift off systems and methods that overlap irradiation zones to provide multiple pulses of laser irradiation per location at an interface between layers to be separated|
Laser lift off systems and methods overlap irradiation zones to provide multiple pulses of laser irradiation per location at the interface between layers of material to be separated. To overlap irradiation zones, the laser lift off systems and methods provide stepwise relative movement between a pulsed laser beam and a workpiece.
|Intensity modulated arc therapy with continuous coach rotation/shift and simultaneous cone beam imaging|
A system for radiotherapy includes a couch having a top lateral surface upon which a patient being treated by the system is positioned. The couch has continuous arc rotation for delivery of accelerated irradiation to the patient.
|Uv-curing apparatus provided with wavelength-tuned excimer lamp and method of processing semiconductor substrate using same|
A uv irradiation apparatus for processing a semiconductor substrate includes: a uv lamp unit having at least one dielectric barrier discharge excimer lamp which is constituted by a luminous tube containing a rare gas wherein an inner surface of the luminous tube is coated with a fluorescent substance having a peak emission spectrum in a wavelength range of 190 nm to 350 nm; and a reaction chamber disposed under the uv lamp unit and connected thereto via a transmission window.. .
|Beam homogenizer, laser irradiation apparatus, and method for manufacturing semiconductor device|
The energy distribution of the beam spot on the irradiated surface changes due to the change in the oscillation condition of the laser or before and after the maintenance. The present invention provides an optical system for forming a rectangular beam spot on an irradiated surface including a beam homogenizer for homogenizing the energy distribution of the rectangular beam spot on the irradiated surface in a direction of its long or short side.
|Silicon-based visible and near-infrared optoelectric devices|
In one aspect, the present invention provides a silicon photodetector having a surface layer that is doped with sulfur inclusions with an average concentration in a range of about 0.5 atom percent to about 1.5 atom percent. The surface layer forms a diode junction with an underlying portion of the substrate.
|Laser irradiation apparatus and method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display apparatus using the same|
A laser irradiation apparatus including a chamber configured to receive a panel including an organic layer on a substrate, a laser oscillator outside the chamber, and configured to irradiate a laser beam onto the panel in the chamber, and a transparent window at a side of the chamber, and configured to allow the laser beam to pass therethrough, wherein the laser beam is configured to remove at least a portion of the organic layer on the substrate.. .
|Cell-adhering light-controllable substrate|
An object of the present invention is to enable simpler operation in real time and culture while removing unnecessary cells from cultured cells for purification in analyzing, fractionating, and culturing the cells alive and to analyze and fractionate desired cells from the cultured cells to increase the purity, recovery rate, and viability of the cells. The present invention employs a cell-adhesive photocontrollable base material, wherein light irradiation causes the bond dissociation of a photolabile group comprising a coumarinylmethyl skeleton to produce the separation of a cell-adhesive material to leave a non-cell-adhesive material.
|Spatial and temporal control of brush formation on surfaces|
The invention disclosed herein provides highly efficient methods and materials useful for surface patterning via polymerization reactions. In particular, by using a light-mediated radical polymerization procedure, brush formation from a surface can be regulated spatially by controlling the area of irradiation.
|Methods and systems of manufacturing a coated structure on a substrate|
A method of manufacturing a coated structure on a substrate includes positioning a substrate in a vapor deposition chamber having a crucible with source material. The method includes evaporating the source material with electron beams from an irradiation source, the evaporated source material being deposited on the substrate as a coating layer.
|Polymer based radionuclide containing particulate material|
The invention relates to a particulate material having a diameter in the range of from 5 to 200 microns comprising polymeric matrix and stably incorporated radionuclide, processes for its production and a method of radiation therapy utilising the particulate material.. .
|Fixing device, and image forming apparatus|
A fixing device includes a light irradiation portion that irradiates a recording medium transported to a predefined position with light, a power supply member that is disposed at a position which is irradiated with light with a first intensity of light emitted from the light irradiation portion in a state in which the recording medium is disposed at the predefined position and which is irradiated with light with a second intensity larger than the first intensity of light in a state in which the recording medium is not disposed at the predefined position, and that changes a physical property thereof so as to reduce the supply of power when the power supply member is continuously irradiated with the light with the second intensity for a predefined time or more, and a power supply portion that supplies power to the light irradiation portion via the power supply member.. .
|Method and apparatus for monitoring a treatment of a patient, preferably for monitoring hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, and/or peritoneal dialysis|
The present invention pertains to a method for monitoring a treatment of a patient, preferably for monitoring hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration and/or peritoneal dialysis, the method comprising the steps of irradiating a sample of a dialysis liquid used in the treatment with irradiation light of at least a first irradiation wavelength, detecting light emitted by the irradiated sample in at least a first detection wavelength, the detection wavelength being different from the first irradiation wavelength, and determining the presence and/or concentration of at least one analyte in the sample on the basis of the detected light.. .
|System and method for corneal irradiation|
A device and method for use thereof to illuminate a visual system of a subject includes a light-transforming optical element configured to transform a substantially collimated beam of light into light having a diverging spatial distribution. Optionally, light having such spatial distribution includes a plurality of diverging beams of light.
|Optically pumped magnetometer, magnetoencephalography meter, and mri device|
An optical pumping magnetometer measures a magnetic field of a measurement object using optical pumping. The optical pumping magnetometer includes a nonmagnetic cell in which at least an alkali metal is enclosed and which has optical transparency and heat resistance, a laser beam irradiation unit which radiates a laser beam to the cell and optically pumps at least the alkali metal, a detecting unit which receives a transmission laser beam transmitted through the cell and detects a detection signal related to the magnetic field, and a high frequency voltage applying unit which applies a high frequency voltage to a pair of application units provided on the cell and heats the cell by dielectric heating..
A device for heating or keeping food warm. The device comprises a housing having at least one opening for inserting or removing food, an interior space formed by the housing, and at least one electromagnetic radiation source disposed in the interior space of the housing for emitting heat radiation.
|Systems and methods for reduction of pathogens in a biological fluid using variable fluid flow and ultraviolet light irradiation|
A system for reducing pathogens in a biological fluid such as whole blood or blood-derived products includes a pump configured to propagate the fluid through a serpentine-shaped flow path while exposing the fluid to uv irradiation. Extensive mixing of flow is accomplished by a pump control system programmed to cause the pump to vary the flow of fluid.
|Electromagnetic shielded aircraft passenger window|
Aircraft windows are constructed with a transparent layer having an embedded layer of electromagnetic radiation shielding material where the transparent layer of the window protects the layer of shielding material.. .
|Infrared light enabled and electromagnetic shielding aircraft window|
A flight deck aircraft window 10 has improved transparency from two layers of different types of glass and electromagnetic radiation shielding from a thin layer of indium tin oxide between the two layers of glass. The thin layer of indium tin oxide provides the required shielding without appreciably adding to the window weight or detracting from the enhanced transparency of the two layers of glass..
|Operating device for solar radiation shielding device and cord supporting part for solar radiation shielding device|
By operating an endless operation cord so that the operation cord moves around in a rail, a sunlight shielding material is transferred along the rail. The operation cord includes a pair of cord portions extending in parallel with each other along the rail, a first endless edge hanging from one end of the rail, and a second endless edge supported in the rail through a cord support unit.
|Light emitting diodes for simulation of missile signatures|
An emitting structure for simulating an irradiance signature of a missile is provided. The emitting structure includes one or more radiation sources, each of which includes at least one ultraviolet radiation source and at least one infrared radiation source.
|Ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus|
An ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus includes: an irradiation optical system including an optical scanner for two-dimensionally scanning spots of a treatment laser beam and an aiming beam on eye tissue; a control unit to control the irradiation optical system to irradiate the treatment beam to a spot position based on an irradiation pattern of spots for treatment beam irradiation and based on an aiming rule associated with the irradiation pattern to irradiate the aiming beam to indicate the treatment beam spot position; and a movement unit to move an irradiation position of each beam. The control unit irradiates the treatment beam to a sequence of spots from a n-th position to a m-th position in association with the irradiation pattern, and then controls the movement unit and irradiates the aiming beam based on the aiming rule to a position different from the spot position just irradiated by the treatment beam..
|Skin dose evaluation support apparatus and treatment planning apparatus|
A skin dose evaluation support apparatus is provided with a skin region contour creation unit that creates skin region information including the boundary coordinates of a skin region, based on image data to be inputted when a treatment plan for a radiation therapy for a patient is created; and a display calculation unit that extracts a skin dose in a skin region, based on dose distribution data calculated by a dose distribution calculation unit of a treatment planning apparatus and the skin region information, and creates display data for displaying the extracted skin dose in a predetermined display format.. .
|Enhancing adhesion of cap layer films|
The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for improving adhesion of dielectric and conductive layers on a substrate to the underlying layer. The methods involve passing a process gas through a plasma generator downstream of the substrate to create reactive species.
|Resin composition, prepreg, and metal foil-clad laminate|
There are provided a resin composition which exhibits high optical reflectance in an ultraviolet light region and a visible light region, undergoes less deterioration in optical reflectance when subjected to a heat treatment and a light irradiation treatment, has an excellent peel strength with a metal foil, and can be used suitably for an led-mounting printed wiring board; a prepreg using the resin composition; and a metal foil-clad laminate using the resin composition, or the like. A resin composition of the present invention comprises at least an epoxy resin (a) having a bisphenol a skeleton, an alicyclic epoxy resin (b), an acid anhydride (c) of a completely or partially hydrogenated product of an aromatic polycarboxylic acid, titanium dioxide (d), and a dispersing agent (e)..
|Recording film for optical information recording medium, optical information recording medium, and sputtering target used to form said recording film|
Provided is a recording film for an optical information recording medium with which it is possible to meet all predetermined characteristics requirements and increase productivity while reducing the number of layers in the optical information recording medium. The present invention relates to a recording film for an optical information recording medium on which recording is performed by laser light irradiation, wherein the recording film for an optical information recording medium includes: mn; at least one element (group x element) selected from the group consisting of bi, ag, co, cu, in, sn, and zn (group x); and oxygen (o).
|Irradiation assisted nucleation of quantum confinements by atomic layer deposition|
A method of fabricating quantum confinements is provided. The method includes depositing, using a deposition apparatus, a material layer on a substrate, where the depositing includes irradiating the layer, before a cycle, during a cycle, and/or after a cycle of the deposition to alter nucleation of quantum confinements in the material layer to control a size and/or a shape of the quantum confinements.
|Anti-integrin immunoconjugates, methods and uses|
The invention relates to conjugates of anti-integrin specific antibodies with cytotoxic compounds, the synthesis, selection, and use of such conjugates for use in cancer therapy or other diseases mediated by cell proliferation, cell migration, or inflammation and which pathology involves angiogenesis or neovascularization of new tissue. In addition the invention relates to combination therapy of such diseases wherein the treatment comprises use of said conjugates in combination with one or more other treatment modalities including but not limited to: chemotherapy, surgery or radiation therapy.
|Chitosan-based hemostatic textile|
A microfibrillar high molecular weight chitosan-based textile can be used as a hemostat. The chitosan has been treated in a nitrogen field by applying energy to ionize nitrogen in and around the chitosan textile.
|Detection device and image forming apparatus|
A detection device includes an irradiation unit that irradiates a medium with first irradiation light, a first optical system that has a first incident surface and changes the first irradiation light into second irradiation light, a second optical system that has a second incident surface and changes the first irradiation light into third irradiation light, and a light receiving unit that is provided in a traveling direction of reflection light of the second irradiation light and the third irradiation light, which are specularly reflected by the medium, and receives the reflection light of the second irradiation light and the third irradiation light, which are specularly reflected by the medium, so as to detect a positional deviation amount of an image formed on the medium and detect a density deviation amount of the image formed on the medium.. .
|Dynamic/adaptive treatment planning for radiation therapy|
A facility for facilitating custom radiation treatment planning is described. During a distinguished radiation treatment session for a patient, the facility collects data indicating positioning of a predefined treatment site of the patient relative to a target treatment location throughout the distinguished radiation treatment session.
|Radiation imaging apparatus and method of controlling radiation imaging apparatus|
A radiation imaging apparatus includes an irradiation unit configured to irradiate radiation, a positioning unit configured to position the irradiation unit, and a cart unit configured to move while the irradiation unit and the positioning unit are mounted on the cart unit. The radiation imaging apparatus includes a moving unit configured to hold a display unit below the irradiation unit and to slide the display unit along a display screen of the display unit outwardly from the cart unit..
|Radiography imaging and radiation detection system|
A radiography imaging apparatus comprises a radiation source to generate radiation for irradiation of a patient. A radiation detection unit comprises a plurality of detection modules to detect radiation having passed through the patient and to convert the radiation into an electrical signal and to convert the electrical signal into a digital signal to provide digital data.
An optical unit includes a lens through which light emitted from a light source enters from behind and the light emits frontward as an irradiation beam. A rotation lens moves periodically, and a front part is scanned with the irradiation beam, so that a predetermined irradiated region can be formed.
|High-pressure discharge lamp with a starting aid|
A high-pressure discharge lamp with a starting aid, may includ a discharge vessel, wherein the discharge vessel has two ends with seals, in which electrodes are fastened, wherein the starting aid is fitted on the outside of the discharge vessel, wherein the starting aid has a local field amplifier having a configuration with at least one tip or edge or structure with a small radius of curvature, and wherein the starting aid produces a corona discharge which emits uv radiation into the discharge vessel.. .
|Dual-input inverter and method of controlling same|
A system and method for controlling a voltage from both a pv array and a battery source received by a common pv inverter includes a pv module configured to generate a dc output from received solar irradiation and a dc storage device configured to supply a dc output. The system further includes a power inverter configured to invert the dc output from the pv module and the dc output from the dc storage device to an ac output.
|Imaging apparatus and medical equipment|
A light receiving section is provided with a plurality of light receiving elements. A light source section is arranged in a subject side of the light receiving section, and is provided with a light emitting section that illuminates the subject and a plurality of transmissive sections that transmits incident light to the light receiving section side.
|Energy degrader and charged particle beam irradiation system equipped therewith|
An energy degrader includes a plurality of attenuating members configured to attenuate the energy of an incident charged particle beam, the plurality of attenuating members having different amounts of energy to be attenuated. A low-energy-side attenuating member that is the attenuating member with a larger amount of energy to be attenuated is made of a material having a higher transmittance of the charged particle beam than that of a high-energy-side attenuating member that is the attenuating member with a smaller amount of energy to be attenuated..
A dispensing device for a preferably cosmetic liquid as well as a method for the manufacture thereof are proposed. A lasting and tight joining of two materials is achieved while allowing for simple manufacture by pretreating the surface of the first material by means of plasma treatment or irradiation in a desired joining area in order to form radicals there or to break up the polymer chains of the first material, and by then injecting the second material directly against the first material.
|Systems and methods for reduction of pathogens in a biological fluid using variable fluid flow and ultraviolet light irradiation|
A system and method for reducing pathogens in a biological fluid such as whole blood or blood-derived products includes a pump configured to propagate the fluid through a serpentine-shaped flow path while exposing the fluid to uv irradiation. Extensive mixing of flow is accomplished by causing the pump to vary the flow of fluid.
|Modular patient transport system|
Advantageous patient transport systems, and related methods of use, are provided. More particularly, the present disclosure provides advantageous modular patient transport systems that are configured to transport patients from one surface to another for various applications (e.g., diagnostic imaging and/or radiation therapy applications).
|Devices for effective and uniform denervation of nerves and unique methods of use thereof|
Apparatus for delivering laser energy suitable for denervation, such as renal denervation and the like, comprises an optical fiber inside a cannula and defining a channel therebetween for delivery of a liquid to cool and clean the tip of the optical fiber and to cool tissue subjected to laser irradiation, while the apparatus is stationed, moved, rotated and or swept during the emission of laser energy.. .
|Method for effective and uniform fat cell lysing and melting of the released fat|
Lysing of fat cells in adipose tissue beneath the skin and liquefying the released fat is achieved by introducing a side-firing thermal energy device into the tissue to be irradiated, while thermal energy, such as laser energy, is emitted at a selected level for a selected period of time, depending on the volume to tissue to be irradiated. The side firing device is advanced into tissue and withdrawn and, while energy is emitted, is aimed separately at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock and, is repetitively rotated through an arc of about 120°, producing a bowtie-shaped irradiation pattern.
|System and method for local estimation of nonlinear tissue elasticity with acoustic radiation force|
Ultrasound system and method configured to locally determine a parameter of nonlinear tissue elasticity by monitoring shear wave propagating through the tissue. The shear wave is caused by an acoustic radiation force (arf) which is applied to the tissue by ultrasound irradiation locally, in a focal region of the ultrasound beam and which is a function of the intensity of ultrasound irradiation, its time rate, and the featured nonlinearity parameter.
An endoscope system includes: an endoscope that has a light guiding member that guides an illuminating light, an optical system that irradiates the illuminating light onto an object, and a drive portion that rocks the light guiding member so that the illuminating light is irradiated along a predetermined scanning pattern; a coordinate information acquisition portion that can identify an irradiation position; a storage portion in which information regarding chromatic aberration of magnification caused by the optical system, is previously stored a correction information acquisition portion that, upon detecting that light of the predetermined wavelength band is irradiated onto a position corresponding to a predetermined image height, detects an aberration amount of the light of the other wavelength band and outputs image correction information that corrects chromatic aberration of magnification based on the aberration amount; and an image processing portion that performs image correction processing based on the image correction information.. .
|Particle beam therapy system|
An particle beam therapy system comprises a scanning electromagnet for scanning a particle beam which travels in a vacuum duct so as to irradiate an irradiation object and an irradiation unit comprising a beam outlet window, wherein the irradiation unit is configured such that the vacuum duct can be divided by a flange surface which is provided at a position closer to an irradiation object than a scanning electromagnet, in a case where a vacuum duct for a scanning irradiation method which is provided at a position closer to an irradiation object than the flange surface is moved so as not to overlap a beam line of the particle beam, a ride filter for a broad beam irradiation method can be provided at space where the vacuum duct for a scanning irradiation method was provided before it was moved.. .
|Genetic changes in atm and atr/chek1 as prognostic indicators in cancer|
The present invention relates to the discovery that, in human cancer, an 11q deletion of atm together with an increase in atr and chek1 expression correlates with resistance to ionizing radiation which could be overcome by inhibition of the atr/chek1 pathway. It provides for methods of identifying patients unlikely to exhibit an adequate response to radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy who may benefit from atr/chek1 pathway inhibition, as well as methods of treating said patients..