Definition : Workstations designed to process digital data and images acquired by radiotherapy and/or radiotherapy simulation systems. These workstations typically obtain the information directly from the radiotherapy units and/or systems (e.g., linear accelerators, automated brachytherapy systems). Radiotherapy workstations typically consist of a high-speed digital computer, high-definition printers, optical/magnetic disks, input and output devices, and processors; they usually follow the instructions of specialized software for radiotherapy image processing. The workstations are frequently installed as a component of or interact with radiotherapy and/or hospital information systems, including picture archiving and communication systems.
Entry Terms : "Radiotherapy Workstations"
UMDC code : 20799