Medical imaging (radiology) plays an essential role in modern medicine. Combining multiple sources of data is key to improving treatment quality and personalizing patient treatment. Radiology and cancer treatment with radiotherapy have a broad overlap, as radiotherapy greatly relies on medical imaging to adapt and personalize patient treatment. In daily clinical practice, image guidance is often used to adapt personalize treatment. However, this has put high demands on the data quality and identification to safely adapt. ICT’s solution uses novel medical data exchange standards (e.g., DICOM, IHE-RO) to integrate and manage the radiotherapy workflow. This results in a framework that manages all data throughout the clinic and enables personalized treatments.
Lucas Persoon, Research Software Engineer, MAASTRO Clinic