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Current And Future Developments In Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning
Author(s): M. Goitein; M. Abrams; D. Rowell; H. Pollari; J. Wiles
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Paper Abstract

The advent of computed tomography (and other imaging techniques), the availability of interactive raster scan graphics display, and the rapidly diminishing cost of memory have made possible new approaches to long-standing problems in radiation therapy. These include: the secure definition (and display) of anatomy in all three dimensions; the synthesis of a variety of diagnostic studies; the identification of a target volume and of critical adjacent structures; the simulation (in three dimensions) of any available radiation field; the development of tools for guiding the treatment set-up and for its confirmation; and the comparison of alternative treatment strategies. Remote interactive planning is also desirable. We describe the implications for image archiving in providing these capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0318, 1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (14 January 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.967677
Show Author Affiliations
M. Goitein, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (United States)
M. Abrams, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (United States)
D. Rowell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
H. Pollari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
J. Wiles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0318:
1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Andre J. Duerinckx, Editor(s)

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