System and method of hybrid surface radiotherapy with ultrasound control

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: system for radiation treatment of affected skin areas contains a small-sized mobile basic module containing at least one processor for performing data collection and processing operations used during planning and delivery of radiation treatment, a high-frequency ultrasound image forming device connected to the main module via a wire, which is designed to scan and collect image data relating to the anatomy and topology of the patient's skin, and to supply image data to at least one processor, wherein the high-frequency ultrasonic device designed to operate at an ultrasonic frequency in the range from 20 to 70 MHz to produce images of the affected area, present within at least one of the skin layers selected from the group consisting of epidermis, deris and subdermis. Processor is configured to execute instructions saved in a memory unit, for performing operations including reception of a plurality of two-dimensional image layers from high frequency ultrasonic imaging device, wherein each image layer passes through the specified plurality of skin layers, separation of the affected area inside the skin layers, which includes edges of the affected area, in each of the plurality of two-dimensional image layers to obtain a plurality of processed image layers, integration of at least a part of the plurality of two-dimensional image processed layers to form a three-dimensional model of the affected area, which includes parts under the affected area surface and edges under the affected area surface inside the plurality of skin layers, analysis of the three-dimensional model of the affected area inside the plurality of skin layers to determine affection type, affected area dimension, affected area edges and affected area depth, determination of therapeutic dosimetry, wherein parameters of the therapeutic dosimetry include energy level, dose location and three-dimensional dose boundaries set inside the plurality of skin layers, a radiotherapeutic device mounted on a small-sized mobile main module, comprising a therapeutic bar and a therapeutic head, wherein the therapeutic bar is made swivel, at least one positioning system, configured to obtain positional data and adjust the therapeutic head in accordance with the dose location and the three-dimensional dose boundaries for the affected area. The system is equipped with a device readable by a computer. The method for treating the affected skin area involves the use of the system.

EFFECT: expansion of the range of technical means for radiotherapy with ultrasound control.

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FIELD: physics.

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FIELD: medicine.

SUBSTANCE: group of inventions relate to medicine, namely to methods and devices for brachytherapy. Method includes implantation of applicator, which has receiving channel for source of radiation into soft tissues, adjacent to target area, subjected to irradiation, planning image with high resolution of target area, containing applicator, is formed; planning image with high resolution is used to determine three-dimensional treatment plan; position of applicator relative to target area and treatment plan is traced, with tracing of position including measurement by perception of shape by means of optic fibre, location and shape of receiving channel for radiation source. device includes applicator, means for planning image formation, device for tracing applicator position and device for delivery with optic fibre.

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FIELD: medicine.

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FIELD: medicine.

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FIELD: medicine.

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FIELD: medicine.

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FIELD: medicine.

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FIELD: medicine.

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FIELD: medicine.

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FIELD: medicine.

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FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to computer systems for diagnostic imaging. Disclosed is a system for delineating anatomical features in images used for image-guided therapy planning. The system includes a processor which receives an initial image of an anatomical structure in a patient from an imaging device. Said processor also detects anatomical landmarks in the initial image and compares positions of the detected anatomical landmarks with reference landmarks in a reference contour corresponding to the anatomical structure. The processor also compares the detected anatomical landmarks with the reference landmarks.

EFFECT: high accuracy of identifying anatomical features on an image through automated delineation of said features.

20 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: medicine.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to the field of medical diagnostics and is aimed at the creation of an ultrasonic nonlinear tomograph, which contains a small quantity of receiving and transmitting transformers, mainly for mammography, defectoscopy and nondestructive testing of different objects. The ultrasonic tomorgaph includes a receiving-emitting device with receiving-emitting piezotransformers, to an inlet of which connected is a channel of the emitted signal formation, and to an outlet - a channel of the received signal analysis. The receiving-emitting device contains, at least, two emitting cylindrical piezotransformers with a broad band of emitted coded signals and, at least, one receiving cylindrical piezotrasformer with a broad band of the received signal, a longitudinal axis of which is located vertically, and a system of acoustic mirrors, which includes vertically located above each other lower smaller acoustic mirrors and an upper larger acoustic mirror, made in the form of coaxial truncated cones with an equal angle of conicity and height and a different mean radius. The emitting and accepting piezotransformers are placed at the level of the lower smaller acoustic mirror, and their height constitutes 0.8÷0.9 of the height of each of the acoustic mirrors.

EFFECT: application of the invention makes it possible to increase the resolving capacity of restoring an image of internal soft structures with the reduction of a quantity of the transformers.

4 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: disclosed is a method of obtaining a structural image of a biological object in optical coherence tomography. The method includes breaking down a source colour vide frame into non-overlapping spatial blocks consisting of more than one pixel. A structural image is obtained via small-angle raster scanning in the arm of an optical coherence tomography sample. The obtained image with a size of Piskh bytes is broken down into non-overlapping spatial blocks only on columns; adjacent column blocks are averaged pixel by pixel to form a new image with a size of Pstl bytes; the new image is broken down into non-overlapping spatial blocks only on rows; adjacent row blocks are averaged pixel by pixel to form a resultant image with a size of Pres bytes, and the averaging process is controlled based on an exponential relationship Pstl from the number of averaging column blocks Ustl and Pres from the number of averaging row blocks - Ustr.

EFFECT: high quality of the structural image of a biological object in optical coherence tomography.

7 dwg

FIELD: medicine.

SUBSTANCE: invention refers to medical diagnostics, namely to ultrasonic non-linear tomographs. The tomographic scanner comprises a receiving emitter with a receiving-emitting electroacoustic transducer with a signal forming channel connected to an input thereof, and a signal analysis channel connected to an output thereof. The receiving emitter comprises emitting plane electroacoustic transducers with an emitted coded ultrasonic signal broadband, and a receiving plane electroacoustic transducer with a received signal broadband. The working surface of the transducers is arranged in a tangential plane to a circle which encloses a scanned organ, and orthogonal to the circle plane, while its diameter is 1.5÷2.0 times more than a width of the working surface of the plane transducers. An angle of acoustic axes perpendicular to the working surface of the plane electroacoustic transducers for each pair of the adjoining plane electroacoustic transducers is within the range of 30° to 90°.

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FIELD: medicine.

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EFFECT: technique enables high accuracy detection of ischemic heart disease in the patient with using no invasive method, eg coronary angiography, which ensures the lower risk of developing intraoperative complications.

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FIELD: medicine.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to field of medicine, namely to optic methods of biological tissue analysis. To carry out differential diagnostics of nail plate diseases analysis of patient's nail plates, preliminarily processed with 25% glycerol solution, is performed by optic coherent tomography. Nail plate is analysed in its middle part in direction from posterior wall to free edge, step-by-step with overlapping previous probe position by approximately 1/3 of probe working diameter. Image of five horizontally oriented layers of nail plate are analysed on tomograms. If the first layer is unchanged, height of the second layer is increased, signal intensity increases in the second, third and fourth layers, inhomogeneity appears within the second, third and fourth layers, contrast decreases and boundary between the third and the fourth layers disappears, inhomogeneous change of the fifth layer takes place, with irregular arch-like elements, characterised by high and low signal, psoriatic affection of nails is diagnosed. If signal intensity decreases in the first layer, thickness of the second, third and forth layers increases, signal intensity decreases within the third layer, contrast decreases and boundary between the second and third and the third and fourth layers decreases, as well as linear zones, horizontally oriented, parallel to each other, with high intensity signal appear, onychomycosis is diagnosed.

EFFECT: method provides possibility of non-invasive assessment of pathological process in nail plate.

4 ex, 4 dwg

FIELD: medicine.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to field of medicine. To perform dynamic assessment of structural changes of pancreatic (P) parenchyma comparison of successive indices of X-ray density in its different parts is carried out by means of multispiral computed tomography. Absolute X-ray density (AXRD) and the largest thickness in head, body and tail of pancreas are determined on the basis of obtained tomogram. Specific density of each part of pancreas in dynamics is calculated by formula: SD1,2…n=AXRD/thickness of examined part of pancreas (mm), where SD1 is initial value of specific density of each part of pancreas, SD2n are values of specific density of each part of pancreas in dynamics. Induration index (II) of each part of pancreas in dynamics is calculated by formula: II= SD2…n/SD1, the value of which is used to assess structural changes of pancreatic parenchyma.

EFFECT: increased accuracy and self-descriptiveness of dynamic assessment of course of inflammatory process in pancreatic parenchyma due to taking into account structural and morphological shifts in pancreatic tissue with application of dynamic computed tomography monitoring.

5 ex, 5 dwg

FIELD: medicine.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to field of medicine. In method realisation bone density in the area of tibia and femur condyles is determined by method of computed tomography. Range of scanning is determined by topogram. Axial cuts and multiplanar reconstructions are obtained. Measurements of density are carried out by Haunsfield scale in 8 points, marked on multiplanar reconstructions of knee joint in frontal plane. In case if density in points 5, 6 constitutes 351-450 HU, in points 3, 4 351-400 HU, in point 8 up to 220 HU, in point 7 up to 140 HU, in point 1 221-250 HU, in point 2 171-190 HU, data correspond to the first stage of disease under condition of their coincidence in six points of eight. In case if in the said points density constitutes: 251-350 HU, 301-350 HU, 221-240 HU, 141-170 HU, 191-220 HU, 141-170 HU, data correspond to the second stage of disease under condition of their coincidence in six points of eight. In case if in the same points density is: to 250 HU, to 300 HU, 241-260 HU, 171-200 HU, to 190 HU and to 140 HU, data correspond to the third stage of disease, under condition of their coincidence in six points of eight.

EFFECT: method makes it possible to reduce labour consumption in estimation and facilitate comparative interpretation of treatment results.

5 dwg, 2 ex

FIELD: medicine.

SUBSTANCE: technique involves transabdominal ultrasonography of jejumum and colon in longitudinal and transversal projections. The transabdominal ultrasonography is native with the patient positioned on his/her back. Visualising all the jejuneal segment involves taking intestinal loops without haustra as reference points. haustra are used as reference points for visualising the colon. pulsed Doppler velocimetry is conducted to determine a blood flow velocity in mesenterial arterial branches. A transperineal examination of the anorectal area is performed in the patient placed on his/her left side with bended knees. A sensor is placed into an anal pit directly and displaced from pubic to sacrum while scanning in two projections - longitudinal and longitudinal-oblique. The reference points are sacrum, symphysis, and anal canal. The state of a distal portion of rectal ampulla is assessed. The derived values are compared to the normal criteria. If observing any changes in the jejunum: wall thickening more than 2 mm, higher echogenicity, intestinal lumen narrowing; if observing any changes in the colon: haustra flatness, contour roughness, wall thickening more than 2.5 mm, mucosal thickness more than 1 mm, submucosal thickness more than 0.5 mm, the absence of clear layer differentiation, higher submucosal echogenicity, intestinal lumen narrowing, higher blood flow velocity in the mesenterial arterial branches more than 7.0 cm/sec; changes in adjoining organs: higher echogenicity of the greater omentum, envelopment of the jejuneal and colonic loops involved into the inflammatory process with the omentum, lengthening of the mesenterial, para-aortic lymph nodes more than 10 mm, free abdominal fluid, the changes in the anorectal area: rectal ampulla wall thickening more than 2.5 mm, higher echogenicity of perineal subcutaneous fat, anorectal fistulas and paraproctitis testify to the presence of colonic and jejuneal wall hyperplasia in the involved portions, mesenterial, para-aortic lymph node hyperplasia, reactive changes of the greater omentum, as well as the presence of a perineal inflammation, and Crohn's disease is diagnosed. The changes in the colon only: haustra flatness, smooth contours, wall thickening more than 2.5 mm, mucosal thickness more than 1 mm, submucosal thickness more than 0.5 mm, reduced clear differentiation, lower submucosal echogenicity, no intestinal lumen narrowing, higher blood flow velocity in the mesenterial arterial branches more than 7.0 cm/sec; changes in the adjoining organs: lengthened mesenterial and para-aortic lymph nodes more than 10 mm, no reactive changes of omentum, rectal ampulla wall thickening more than 2.5 mm without involving the perineal region testifies to colonic wall hyperplasia and mesenterial, para-aortic lymph nodes and enables diagnosing non-specific ulcerative colitis.

EFFECT: technique enables performing the early differential diagnosis of chronic inflammatory intestinal diseases by using the accurate qualitative and quantitative ultrasonic criteria.

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