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

June 2021 – Integrated Sensors develops particle beam monitor capable of single-particle imaging in real-time of individual atomic nuclei accelerated in beam pipe with particle position resolution of 2 to 5 microns.

August 2020 – Integrated Sensors selected to present its FLASH-RT technology at the NIH-NCI SBIR MedTech Virtual Showcase.

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)

Total of nine (9) Government Research Grants awarded to Integrated Sensors for radiation detector development (2008-2020).

Publications & Presentations

“High Performance Scintillator and Beam Monitoring System”, Invited Talk at the DOE Nuclear Physics SBIR/STTR Exchange Meeting (August 2021).

“Transformative Technology for FLASH Radiation Therapy”, Invited Talk at the 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference (Brazil, May 2021).

“Ultrafast and Precise External Beam Monitor for FLASH and Other Advanced Forms of Radiation Therapy”, Snowmass-21 FLASH Radiotherapy Workshop, 27-January-2021 (Invited Talk). 

“A Paradigm Shift in Treating Cancer: Breakthrough Technology for FLASH Radiotherapy” Invited NIH-NCI virtual presentation (September 2020).

“Detector for Monitoring FLASH Radiation Therapy” Invited Talk at the DOE Snowmass A&I Working Group Townhall Meeting (August 2020).

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