Physics Department Seminar
Dr. Daniel La Russa
Medical Physicist
The Ottawa Hospital
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Automation in radiation oncology treatment planning processes at The Ottawa Hospital

In radiation oncology, it is well understood that automation improves quality and reduces errors attributable to human factors. At The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), several pre-treatment workflows in external beam radiation therapy have been automated or semi-automated using machine learning methods and purpose-built software applications. Following an introduction to the radiation therapy treatment infrastructure at TOH, the main software-driven processes in development and/or in use within the radiation medicine program will be presented and discussed, with emphasis placed on applications for assessing treatment plan quality and deliverability.