Target Contour Testing/Instructional Computer Software (TaCTICS): A Novel Training and Evaluation Platform for Radiotherapy Target Delineation

Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Clifton D avid Fuller

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Abstract

Target volume delineation is a critical step in the creation of treatment plans in radiation therapy. However, intra-observer and inter-observer variability in target volume definitions can introduce substantial differences in resulting doses between treatments plans from different users and institutions Consequently, there is a need for tools that allow quantitative metrics to be collected and reported regarding inter-and intra-user performance in target volume delineation. We describe TaCTICS, a web-based educational training software application targeted towards residents and non-expert users. TaCTICS allows users to delineate target structures in DICOM-RT compatible formats using their preferred treatment planning system. After uploading the resulting structure file, users are provided a scoring of their structures based on comparison to reference sets derived from expert users using a variety of metrics for volume overlap and surface distances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Volume2010
StatePublished - 2010

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