Advanced Technology QA Consortium (ATC) has signed an agreement to implement TeraMedica Healthcare Technology’s Evercore – Clinical Enterprise Suite as the DICOM archive for diagnostic imaging, DICOM RT and meta-data related to the radiation oncology clinical trial protocol patient data sets.
The ATC is supported by a National Cancer Institute (NCI) U24 grant to Washington University with James A. Purdy, PhD, as the principal investigator.
The ATC functions as a “virtual entity” made up of U.S. radiation oncology clinical trials QA Centers, including the: Image-Guided Therapy QA Center (ITC) at Washington University in St. Louis and UC Davis; Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Headquarters Dosimetry Group; Radiological Physics Center (RPC, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center); and Quality Assurance Review Center (QARC, University of Massachusetts).
Under the terms of the agreement, the Milwaukee-based TeraMedica said its Evercore - Clinical Enterprise Suite will be implemented first at the ITC at Washington University in St. Louis.
“Functional imaging for target definition and response assessment, 4D imaging for motion assessment, 2D and 3D image-guided treatment delivery and adaptive radiotherapy techniques represent new sources of data that must be reviewed and analyzed for these trials,” Purdy said. “To manage the collection and evaluation of these new data objects, the TeraMedica Evercore software will provide the archival storage and relational database needed for all ATC supported protocol patient case data sets including diagnostic images, DICOM RT objects and associated meta-data.”