Software, Workstation Management, Radiotherapy Planning
Definition : Software designed to operate radiotherapy planning workstations, control/monitor a limited number of their functions, and/or process data and images obtained during the radiotherapy planning or simulation procedures. This software usually interacts with the radiotherapy units or systems using during the procedure (e.g., recorders, linear accelerators, and automated brachytherapy systems). It may also perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate an accurate planning for dosage calculation and choosing of radiation beams and modalities needed for the best possible radiotherapy treatment. Radiotherapy planning 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. This facilitates the processing and/or sending data from the workstation to and from picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and/or other 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 Planning Workstation Management Software"
UMDC code : 26844