Draft DICOM Supplement 184: Brachytherapy Delivery Instruction
Submit comments as soon as possible but no later than: 27 August 2015
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The Members of Working Group 6 (Base [DICOM] Standard), who are reviewing this Supplement, would appreciate any comments that you might like to make regarding its technical merits.
The Scope and Field of Application of Supplement 184 (reproduced from the document for your convenience:)
The modifications introduced by this supplement describe worklist support for the brachytherapy treatment management and treatment delivery systems. Intention is to offer similar level of support for brachytherapy treatment workflow as was introduced for the external beam radiotherapy in “Supplement 74: Utilization of Worklist in Radiotherapy Treatment Delivery”.
This is achieved by the addition of the following:
RT Brachy Application Setup Delivery Instruction Storage Composite IOD, which contains the data necessary to instruct a treatment delivery device on what is to be delivered. The key element of the IOD is the RT Brachy Delivery Instruction Module, which contains information on the RT Plan to be used, the channels within the plan that will actually be delivered or omitted.
This supplement is being driven by the desire to address the lack of support for brachytherapy treatment delivery workflow in the current standard.
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All interested persons are invited to comment. Recipients of this solicitation should feel free to forward it to anybody who may be interested in this topic but not now on DICOM e-mail lists. There is no cost or obligation associated with commenting and no membership in any committee is required to comment but commenters will be requested to include their contact information with their comments.
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Sup 184 PDF Document - https://standards.nema.org/kws/public/document?document_id=13270&wg_abbrev=09-DICOM-2
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