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Hiding the Complexity in Treatment Planning/Automation

B Wu1*, M Matuszak2*, K Moore3*, A Cuadra4*, (1) Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, (2) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, (3) UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, (4) IRAM, Santiago, Chile


(Tuesday, 7/31/2018) 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Room: Karl Dean Ballroom A2

New treatment planning methodologies, driven by automation, have the potential to increase efficiency and maintain quality all while meeting the increased demand for radiotherapy services worldwide. This session will focus on the clinical implementation of automated treatment planning, particularly knowledge-based planning (KBP), in the service of more efficient clinical operations and multi-institution quality control (QC). Methods for benchmarking and comparing automated planning systems will be discussed, as well as the impact of utilizing knowledge-based plan QC in the context of cooperative group clinical trials. The clinical experiences of a high-volume international clinic and a large academic cancer center utilizing KBP-driven automated planning will be discussed, as well as new tools to efficiently analyze aggregated multi-patient samples.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how automated treatment planning is impacting the efficiency and quality of clinical radiotherapy
2. Understand how knowledge-based planning is being used in clinical trials to effect multi-institutional quality control
3. Understand how to implement new automated planning systems and efficiently analyze multi-patient quality studies

Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest: Funding support from NIH, Varian Medical Systems, and UCSD MEET Innovation grant. KM acknowledges travel support and speaker's honoraria from Varian Medical Systems.



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