IHERO UseCase 2010 Plan QA

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1. Proposed Workitem: Radiation Oncology Plan QA

  • Proposal Editor: Andrew Morrow, Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Tx
  • Editor: Andrew Morrow (Colin Field put on wiki)
  • Date: N/A (Wiki keeps history)
  • Version: N/A (Wiki keeps history)
  • Domain: Radiation Oncology


2. The Problem

One option for doing Quality Assurance (QA) for a radiotherapy treatment plan is to check the treatment plan using another software product. If plans are not stored locally in a DICOM format, the plan must first be converted from a non-DICOM format into a DICOM format and then exported to the system where it will be imported and QA'd. There are a number of problems with this process:

  1. We are unable to QA the plan as it is actually stored in the treatment planning system
  2. It requires additional handling of the patient's plan
  3. It adds time and effort into doing QA for a patient

3. Key Use Case

<Describe a short use case scenario from the user perspective. The use case should demonstrate the integration/workflow problem.>

<Feel free to add a second use case scenario demonstrating how it “should” work. Try to indicate the people/systems, the tasks they are doing, the information they need, and hopefully where the information should come from.>


4. Standards & Systems

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<If known, list standards which might be relevant to the solution>


5. Discussion

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<Why IHE would be a good venue to solve the problem and what you think IHE should do to solve it.>
<What might the IHE technical approach be? Existing Actors? New Transactions? Additional Profiles?>
<What are some of the risks or open issues to be addressed?>


<This is the brief proposal. Try to keep it to 1 or at most 2 pages>