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Author Bree, Michael ♦ Miller, Denise ♦ Kerr, Graham ♦ Belev, George ♦ Wysokinski, Tomasz W. ♦ Dolton, Wade
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE ♦ ALIGNMENT ♦ BEAMS ♦ BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY ♦ CURRENTS ♦ ELEVATORS ♦ EQUIPMENT ♦ ITERATIVE METHODS ♦ MANUALS ♦ RADIOTHERAPY ♦ SIMULATION
Abstract The Microbeam Radiation Therapy (MRT) Lift is an eight stage positioning and scanning system at the Canadian Light Source’s BMIT Facility. Alignment of the sample with the beam using the MRT Lift is a time consuming and challenging task. The BMIT Group has developed a Python-based MRT Lift positioning and control program that uses a combination of computational and iterative methods to independently adjust the sample’s X, Y, Z, pitch and roll positions. The program offers “1-Click” alignment of the sample to the beam. Use of a wireframe visualization technique enables even minute movements to be illustrated. Proposed movements and the resulting MRT Lift position can be manually verified before being applied. Optional integration with the SolidWorks modelling platform allows high quality renderings of the MRT Lift in its current or proposed position to be displayed in real time. Human factors principles are incorporated into the program with the objective of delivering easy to use controls for this complex device.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-07-27
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1741
Issue Number 1


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