Philips showcases new RT applications

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Philips Medical Systems unveiled works-in-progress software applications designed for the radiation therapy (RT) market at the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology conference in Los Angeles this week.

The firm demonstrated tumor tracking and follow-up analysis software for automated segmentation and tracking of tumor volumes over multiple PET/CT patient studies. The application boasts quantitative analysis features for calculating tumor progression, including support for exporting the results of the analysis via graphs and tables to PACS and other IT enterprise systems via DICOM.

Philips also provided a look at its Pinnacle Web Publishing application, a web-based departmental tool for radiation oncology plan review and approval. The user-installable system includes a Microsoft Windows XP Professional Server license on a PC preloaded with the web publisher software. The application allows plans to be reviewed and approved on the web via a secure internet connection, allowing for a paperless publishing system to improve workflow for dosimetrists, physicists and oncologists, the company said.