Radiol Imaging Cancer 2021 03 12;3(2):e200075. Epub 2021 Mar 12.
Departments of Radiation Oncology (R.R.S., J.D., M.M., S.T., N.A., J.H., T.K.) and Radiology (N.S.), UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite B265, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
Radiation oncology practices use a suite of dedicated software and hardware that are not common to other medical subspecialties, making radiation treatment history inaccessible to colleagues. A radiation dose distribution map is generated for each patient internally that allows for visualization of the dose given to each anatomic structure volumetrically; however, this crucial information is not shared systematically to multidisciplinary medical, surgery, and radiology colleagues. A framework was developed in which dose distribution volumes are uploaded onto the medical center's picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to rapidly retrieve and review exactly where, when, and to what dose a lesion or structure was treated. Read More