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Device Detects Small Movements During Radiation Treatment For Prostate Cancer

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Radiation for prostate cancer treatment involves targeting intense beams in a very precise fashion to a relatively small area. But despite efforts to align a patient beforehand, a cough, a wiggle, adeep breath or any other number of small movements could dramaticallyalter where the treatment is being delivered.

To help eliminate the error associated with treating a moving target, the University of Michigan