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Software, Workstation Management, Radiotherapy Record/Verify

Definition : Software designed to operate radiotherapy record and verify workstations, control/monitor a limited number of their functions, and/or process data obtained during the radiotherapy procedure. The software may interrupt the radiotherapy procedure if the parameters (e.g., radiation intensity, target area) are outside pre-established values. This software usually interacts with devices used in the procedure, such as the radiotherapy unit (e.g., linear accelerator, cobalt unit), recorders, and monitors; it may also run a variety of algorithms to facilitate the analysis of the measurements performed during the radiotherapy procedure. Radiotherapy record and verify workstation management software is intended to work only with one or a few models of workstations and related devices, usually supplied by the same manufacturer, facilitating also the processing and/or sending data from the workstation to and from hospital information systems. The software is not usually available separate from the workstation but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment.

Entry Terms : "Radiotherapy Record/Verify Workstation Management Software"

UMDC code : 26842

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