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Automation in Treatment Planning – A Promising Future Already Upon Us

The current reality for Radiation Oncology departments all around the world is a push to do more with less, while maintaining high quality plans for patients. Vendors of treatment planning software are in a position to help, with creation of tools to streamline and automate many of the tedious tasks as well as improve utilization of new and creative plan improvement tools. It is the purpose of this talk to explore some of the automation tools in several treatment planning systems with a focus on those built into the RayStation TPS, produced by RaySearch Laboratories; to include use of protocols, templates and scripting, automatic breast planning, Fallback Planning, Multi-Criteria Optimization, Reduce Organ at Risk and Plan Exploration. Finally, we will look to the future and what automation means to the Dosimetrists or Physicists clinically and professionally.

About the speaker
· 26 years in Radiation Oncology with 18 of those years spent in Industry
· Certified as a Medical Dosimetrist in 1994
· Medical Dosimetrist at State University of New York at Stony Brook and also at Southside Hospital in Bayshore New York
· Director of Customer Service at ADAC and Philips, as well as Head of Physics for RTP until 2007
· VP of Marketing at CIVCO from 2007 to the end of 2010
· President and CEO of RaySearch Americas Inc., a subsidiary of RaySearch Laboratories AB
Recorded Oct 13 2015 60 mins
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