PT Software and its outsourcing

PT Software and its outsourcing

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This is the last article in the blog series "Developing great software for particle therapy systems". Particle therapy (PT) machines are highly complex, and their integration is often broadly underestimated. Software is the foundation that binds all the subsystems and machine parts in a cohesive and functioning entirety that treats patients effectively, safely, and quickly.
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PT Software and its contribution to PT improvement and system upgrades

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This is the fourth article in the blog series "Developing great software for particle therapy systems". Particle Therapy (PT) machines are proverbially complex, and new engineers starting in the PT domain often underestimate this in their integrations. PT software connects all the machine parts and subsystems in a functioning entirety that should treat patients safely, effectively and quickly.
PT Software - Of Safety Systems

PT Software - Safety Systems

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This is the third article in the blog series "Developing great software for particle therapy systems". One of the characteristics of Particle Therapy (PT) machines is that they are particularly complex, and their integration is often quite underrated by novice engineers entering the PT field. The goal of the software is to connect all the subsystems and machine parts in a functioning whole that will treat patients effectively, safely and quickly. Today we look at one of the most important roles of software - securing the overall safety of a PT system.
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PT Software - Why do RT and PT machines differ so much in control-room design?

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This is the second article in the blog series "Developing great software for particle therapy systems". Particle therapy (PT) machines are highly complex, and their integration is often broadly underestimated by new engineers entering the PT field. The software connects all the subsystems and machine parts in a functioning and cohesive totality which goal is to treat patients quickly and effectively. Although conventional radiotherapy (RT) is developmentally more mature than PT, their workflows are similar.
"PT Software – The importance of subsystems integration for machine performance"

PT Software - The importance of subsystems integration for machine performance

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This is the first article in the blog series "Developing great software for particle therapy systems". At Cosylab, we often stress that particle therapy machines are highly complex, and their integration is heavily underestimated. Engineers should take special care to thoughtfully design and develop software that has such a significant impact. The software connects all the subsystems and machine parts in a cohesive and functioning entirety that should treat patients quickly and effectively. Nevertheless, software's critical role is often overlooked and underestimated, for example, in integration and workflows.
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A LINAC Control System for BNCT in an Agile Fashion

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The design and development of medical-systems software, especially for cancer therapy, is one of the most challenging. It demands particular expertise but must still deliver a solution in time and within budget.
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Slovenia's Female Engineer of the Year Works in Proton Therapy Development

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Jasna Hengovič studied Mathematics at the University of Ljubljana and now works at Cosylab as a software developer and project leader in Cosylab implementing proton therapy (PT) solutions. The latter is an irradiation treatment method for cancer that is less harmful than classical radiotherapy with X-rays.

The RAPTOR Project – How to Create a Real-time Tumour-eating PT Beast

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RAPTOR stands for Real-time Adaptive Particle Therapy Of Cancer and is a groundbreaking and multidisciplinary project funded by the European Union.

C-TCS with Integrated Imaging – A Step Closer to Adaptive Treatment

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Cosylab started its development engineering path in medical radiotherapy (RT) by fashioning control systems for the accelerators inside proton therapy machines. Today, we offer the entire software stack to manage the RT treatment process, from top to bottom. Cosylab is paving the path to next-generation radiation-therapy treatments by combining various treatment workflow pieces into a complete, hardware-agnostic platform to manage the entire single session workflow. The latest release of our treatment control system, C-TCS 3.0, brings to market a built-in imaging acquisition and registration module (C-IMG). The latter allows users to perform in-room imaging and is seamlessly integrated into a set of highly optimized treatment workflows, based on clinical users’ experience from photon, proton, and carbon therapy centres worldwide.

Next-generation Dose Delivery System for Particle Therapy

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The last few years have been quite busy for the Cosylab – MedAustron team concerning innovation in particle therapy and beam scanning! The two companies have been co-developing a novel and standards-compliant dose delivery system called the C-DDS. At the MedAustron ion-beam therapy synchrotron, the system will be responsible for accurately and safely delivering the prescribed radiation dose by controlling and monitoring, in real-time, all clinically relevant parameters of the scanned particle beam.