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Software, Radiotherapy System, Cobalt

Definition : Radiotherapy system software designed to operate cobalt radiotherapy systems and control/monitor a limited number of the radiotherapy system functions. This software usually interacts with the cobalt unit, control units, monitors, and recorders; it may also perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate the operation and analysis of the data and images obtained during the procedure. Cobalt radiotherapy system software is intended to work only with one or a few models of cobalt radiotherapy systems and related devices, usually supplied by the same manufacturer. This also facilitates the processing and/or sending data from the cobalt radiotherapy system to and from picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and/or other hospital information systems. The software is not usually available separate from the radiotherapy system but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment. Dedicated cobalt radiotherapy system software intended for specific areas of the body (e.g., head, neck, breast) is also available.

Entry Terms : "Cobalt Radiotherapy System Software"

UMDC code : 26965

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