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The peer review system (PRS) for quality assurance and treatment improvement in radiation therapy
Author(s): Anh H. T. Le; Rishabh Kapoor; Jatinder R. Palta
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Paper Abstract

Peer reviews are needed across all disciplines of medicine to address complex medical challenges in disease care, medical safety, insurance coverage handling, and public safety. Radiation therapy utilizes technologically advanced imaging for treatment planning, often with excellent efficacy. Since planning data requirements are substantial, patients are at risk for repeat diagnostic procedures or suboptimal therapeutic intervention due to a lack of knowledge regarding previous treatments. The Peer Review System (PRS) will make this critical radiation therapy information readily available on demand via Web technology. The PRS system has been developed with current Web technology, .NET framework, and in-house DICOM library. With the advantages of Web server-client architecture, including IIS web server, SOAP Web Services and Silverlight for the client side, the patient data can be visualized through web browser and distributed across multiple locations by the local area network and Internet. This PRS will significantly improve the quality, safety, and accessibility, of treatment plans in cancer therapy. Furthermore, the secure Web-based PRS with DICOM-RT compliance will provide flexible utilities for organization, sorting, and retrieval of imaging studies and treatment plans to optimize the patient treatment and ultimately improve patient safety and treatment quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8319, Medical Imaging 2012: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications, 83190T (16 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911844
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Anh H. T. Le, Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Florida (United States)
Rishabh Kapoor, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Jatinder R. Palta, Univ. of Florida (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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