What we do

Integrated Sensors announces the development of its Ultra-Fast Transmissive (UFT) beam monitoring technology for ionizing particle and photon external beam radiotherapy (RT) including FLASH-RT.  UFT-based detectors can monitor spot and raster pencil-beam scanning in real-time, both upstream and downstream from the nozzle or multileaf collimator, with order-of-magnitude advantages over ionization chambers for beam position, shape, dosimetry, and patient QA.

Integrated Sensors is the first company in the world to apply the high gain, high-performance properties of low cost PDP-TV (plasma display panel) technology to radiation detection, resulting in development of the Plasma Panel Sensor (PPS).

News

February 2020 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Dept. of Energy announces a $1 million grant to Integrated Sensors for development of UFT beam monitors to detect heavy-ions and exotic particle beams in real-time at high resolution (i.e., ~1 µm) with time-of-flight capability (i.e., ~50 ps) at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).

June 2019 (Manchester, UK) – Integrated Sensors announces at the 58th Annual Conference on Particle Therapy (PTCOG58) development of its Ultra-Fast Transmissive (UFT) beam monitor technology for ionizing particle and photon external beam radiotherapy (RT) including FLASH-RT.

Grants

Integrated Sensors has been awarded numerous grants since its founding. 

Most recent grants:

High Performance Beam Monitoring – $1,150,000 (DOE / 2019-2022)

Particle Beam Radiation Therapy – $2,043,000 (NIH / 2016-2020)

Particle Tracking Detectors – $1,150,000 (DOE / 2016-2019)

Publications & Presentations

Recent publications and talks include:

“Operation and Performance of Microhexcavity Pixel Detector in Gas Discharge and Avalanche Mode,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research (February 2020). 

“Novel Position-Sensitive Particle Tracking Gas Detector”, Invited Talk at the DOE Nuclear Physics SBIR/STTR Exchange Meeting (August 2018).

“Plasma-Panel Based Detectors”, Invited Talk at the Fall Meeting of the American Physical Society, Division of Nuclear Physics (October 2017).