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Implementation and application of an interactive user-friendly validation software for RADIANCE
Author(s): Anand Sundaram; William W. Boonn; Woojin Kim; Tessa S. Cook
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Paper Abstract

RADIANCE extracts CT dose parameters from dose sheets using optical character recognition and stores the data in a relational database. To facilitate validation of RADIANCE's performance, a simple user interface was initially implemented and about 300 records were evaluated. Here, we extend this interface to achieve a wider variety of functions and perform a larger-scale validation. The validator uses some data from the RADIANCE database to prepopulate quality-testing fields, such as correspondence between calculated and reported total dose-length product. The interface also displays relevant parameters from the DICOM headers. A total of 5,098 dose sheets were used to test the performance accuracy of RADIANCE in dose data extraction. Several search criteria were implemented. All records were searchable by accession number, study date, or dose parameters beyond chosen thresholds. Validated records were searchable according to additional criteria from validation inputs. An error rate of 0.303% was demonstrated in the validation. Dose monitoring is increasingly important and RADIANCE provides an open-source solution with a high level of accuracy. The RADIANCE validator has been updated to enable users to test the integrity of their installation and verify that their dose monitoring is accurate and effective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8319, Medical Imaging 2012: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications, 83190C (16 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911105
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Anand Sundaram, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
William W. Boonn, Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Woojin Kim, Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Tessa S. Cook, Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8319:
Medical Imaging 2012: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications
William W. Boonn; Brent J. Liu, Editor(s)

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