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Debian Med - Pakete für Onkologie

Dieses Metapaket installiert Werkzeuge, die für Strahlentherapie nützlich sind.


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Whole-slide imaging support for Orthanc (digital pathology)
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Orthanc-WSI brings support of whole-slide imaging for digital pathology into Orthanc, the lightweight, RESTful Vendor Neutral Archive for medical imaging.

This package contains two command-line tools to convert whole-slide images to and from DICOM. Support for proprietary file formats is available through OpenSlide. The package also contains an Orthanc plugin to display such DICOM images by any standard Web browser. The implementation follows DICOM Supplement 145.

Please cite: Sebastien Jodogne: The Orthanc Ecosystem for Medical Imaging. J Digit Imaging (2018)
simulation model for breast/lung cancer risk
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SiMRiSC is a simulation model for breast/lung cancer screening. It was originally designed by Marcel Greuter around 2010, and then updated by Chris de Jonge in 2015. This current version is a complete rewrite of the original sources by Frank B. Brokken.

Please cite: Du Y, Sidorenkov G, Heuvelmans MA, Groen HJM, Vermeulen KM, Greuter MJW and de Bock GH: Cost-effectiveness of lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography in heavy smokers: a microsimulation modelling study. (PubMed,eprint) Breast 135:121-129 (2020)

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core radiation therapy modules for DICOM / DICOM RT used by dicompyler
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This package provides a Python3 library of core radiation therapy modules for DICOM / DICOM RT used by dicompyler. It includes:

  • dicomparser: parse DICOM objects in an easy-to-use manner
  • dvh: Pythonic access to dose volume histogram (DVH) data
  • dvhcalc: Independent DVH calculation using DICOM RT Dose & RT Structure Set

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software tools for radiation therapy planning
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License: LLGPL
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Version: 1.5-2-1

The Prism project is a long term project to build software tools for radiation therapy planning, including artificial intelligence tools as well as manual simulation systems.

Please cite: I. J. Kalet, J. P. Jacky, M. M. Austin-Seymour, S. M. Hummel, K. J. Sullivan and J. M. Unger: Prism: a new approach to radiotherapy planning software. (PubMed,eprint) Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 36(2):451-61 (1996)

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tools for radiotherapy treatment planning
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PLanUNC (PLUNC) is a portable, adaptable, and extensible set of software tools for radiotherapy treatment planning (RTP) that has been under active development in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) for approximately 20 years. In 1992, development work branched into separate paths at UNC (PLanUNC) and Sherouse Systems, Inc. (GRATISTM). The current UNC tools encompass the full range of RTP functions including image importing and processing, virtual simulation, dose calculation, plan evaluation, and planning for intensity modulated radiotherapy. PLanUNC source code and related software are licensed without fee to qualified facilities to support research involving new methods for planning and delivering radiation therapy, and to support RTP training for dosimetrists, physicists, radiation therapists, and radiation oncology residents.

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