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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 71419
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Abstract of 2012 Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference
Jupiter’s Casino, Gold Coast, 2–6th December 2012
DOI: 10.1007/s13246-012-0168-7
ISSN: 1879-5447
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
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Deposited On: 12 May 2014 22:52
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 02:51

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