Publication Details

Arumugam, S., Xing, A., Vial, P. & Holloway, L. C. (2014). A decision support tool to optimize IMRT QA workflow in a multi-vendor equipment environment. XVII International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy (ICCR) (pp. 1-6). United States: IOP Publishing.


Development of a software tool to ease the Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) pre-treatment Quality Assurance process is presented in this study. The delivery of IMRT involves equipment from multiple vendors. The limitations of the equipment involved in this chain will impact on the best choice of equipment. This often results in the user needing to use multiple pieces of equipment before determining the most appropriate choices to optimise the QA work flow. This is a time consuming process and potentially delays the start of patient treatment. Software was developed in-house to assist the decision making process, validating deliverability of beam delivery parameters and selecting appropriate detector systems and configuration for QA of IMRT plans. The software has been demonstrated to be accurate and improves efficiency of IMRT pre-treatment QA.



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