Standardizing radiation oncology data for future modelling of side effects after radiation therapy
Paper in proceeding, 2011

Wider acceptance of data standards in radiation oncology would facilitate pooling of data from different studies. In turn, this would help clinicians and medical physicists to better understand the relationships between radiation treatments and consequent late developing side effects, and to design treatment plans that improve patients' quality of life. In this paper, we describe challenges of collecting and integrating radiation oncology data from medical records and treatment planning systems for the purpose of modelling side effects after radiation therapy. © 2011 ACM.

side effects

data standardization

data integration

radiation oncology informatics

radiation therapy


Caroline Olsson

University of Gothenburg

Graham Kemp

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Computing Science (Chalmers)

1st International Workshop on Managing Interoperability and compleXity in Health Systems, MIXHS'11, Collocated with the 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2011 Glasgow 28 October 2011 through 28 October 2011

Vol. oct 28 67-70
978-145030954-7 (ISBN)

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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging





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