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Title: DICOM and imaging informatics-based radiation therapy (RT) server
Authors: Law, MYY
Huang, HK
Zhang, X
Zhang, J
Keywords: Information science
System integration
Data processing
Imaging informatics
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
Source: Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering, 2002, v. 4685, 160 How to cite?
Journal: Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering 
Abstract: Radiation therapy (RT) is an image intensive treatment. It requires images from projection X-rays, CT, MR, PET for tumor localization, treatment planning and verification of treatment plans. It also needs patient information, images and their processing for tumor localization and dose computation to ensure the delivery of uniform high dose to the target but avoidance of sensitive structures. In these processes, PACS and imaging informatics technologies are used extensively. However, they are not integrated with these technologies as a complete radiation treatment system. Currently RT treatment still relies mostly on tedious manual image and data transfer methods because the community as a whole has not championed the concept of system integration heavily. System integration of RT treatment has many benefits including lower equipment and operation costs, streamline treatment procedures, and better healthcare delivery to the patient. In this paper, we discuss the concept of a DICOM and imaging informatics-based RT server as an attempt to integrate diverse healthcare information systems, imaging modalities and RT equipment into one seamless treatment system.
Description: Medical Imaging 2002 : PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems : Design and Evaluation, San Diego, CA, 26-28 Feb, 2002
ISSN: 0277-786X
EISSN: 1996-756X
DOI: 10.1117/12.467002
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