Proton Beam Treatment System Vacuum Monitoring and Control System

Optivus Technology, Inc. Computer Science, 2001-02

Liaison(s): Sasha Beloussov, Rich Jackson
Advisor(s): Geoffrey Kuenning
Students(s): Patrick Vinograd (TL), Saba Ahmad (CMC), Geoffrey Romer ’03, Aaron Clark

The team has developed a distributed software system that allows centralized monitoring and automated control of a large number of vacuum devices. It will be used in proton beam-based cancer treatment facilities where an extensive vacuum system is needed to treat patients. Optivus, providing technical oversight and support for Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Proton Beam Therapy Center, will use the system with the goal of preventing vacuum loss and thus improving patient treatment.