Development of a dose assessment tool for the auditing of radiotherapy treatment dosimetric quality
Crowe, Scott, Langton, Christian M., Trapp, Jamie, Kairn, Tanya, Middlebrook, Nigel, Hill, Brendan, Knight, Richard, & Kenny, John (2013) Development of a dose assessment tool for the auditing of radiotherapy treatment dosimetric quality. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 36(1), p. 74.
The reporting and auditing of patient dose is an important component of radiotherapy quality assurance. The manual extraction of dose-volume metrics is time consuming and undesirable when auditing the dosimetric quality of a large cohort of patient plans. A dose assessment application was written to overcome this, allowing the calculation of various dose-volume metrics for large numbers of plans exported from treatment planning systems. This application expanded on the DICOM-handling functionality of the MCDTK software suite. The software extracts dose values in the volume of interest by using a ray casting point-in-polygon algorithm, where the polygons have been defined by the contours in the RTSTRUCT file...
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Abstract of 2012 Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference
Jupiter’s Casino, Gold Coast, 2–6th December 2012
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES (029900) > Medical Physics (029903)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Deposited On:||12 May 2014 22:52|
|Last Modified:||06 Sep 2016 02:51|
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