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Software, Radiotherapy System

Definition : Software designed to operate radiotherapy systems and control/monitor a limited number of the radiotherapy system functions. This software usually interacts with the radiation delivery equipment, control units, monitors, and recorders; it may also perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate the operation and analysis of the data and images obtained during the procedure. Radiotherapy system software is intended to work only with one or a few models of radiotherapy systems and related devices, usually supplied by the same manufacturer. This also facilitates the processing and/or sending data from the radiotherapy system to and from picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and/or other hospital information systems. The software is not usually available separate from the radiotherapy system but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment. Dedicated radiotherapy system software intended for cobalt, linear accelerator, neutron and proton beam, and orthovoltage radiotherapy systems is available.

Entry Terms : "Radiotherapy System Software"

UMDC code : 26964

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