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SUMMER

Software for the Use of Multi-Modality images in External Radiotherapy

The corner stone objective of “SUMMER” is to agree on and develop mutual software console that radiation oncologists, physicians, physicists, radiologists can “share” to study, annotate and contour images in radiotherapy work-flow.

In order to improve patient safety in radiotherapy the prime aim of “SUMMER” is to improve the precision of clinical target volume by the definition of a biological target volume, leading to define optimal radiotherapy planning and to appreciate patient treatment response during treatment in order to perform on-line treatment changes.

The focus here is on optimization of patient treatment as well as support of evidence based medicine. An important deliverable is knowledge on how to combine all imaging information with novel segmentation tools and advanced computer vision algorithms in a fully integrated approach to information flow and work-flow.

Ultimately, the technical and design knowledge should lead to working systems in clinical reality. Therefore, the new work-flow and technical system will fit well into the hospital chain of care. Although product development and commercialisation is not the main objective of the Project, this is the ultimate goal within a short term after the Project end.


Researchers of the Medical University of Vienna

The MedUni Vienna is project partner under the leadership of ao. Univ. - Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Birkfellner, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Birkfellner

Head of project

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Project staff:
Frida Hauler, MSc, CMPBME
Miro Jurisic, MSc, CMPBME


Consortium

Project coordinator: Laurent Massoptier, MSc, AQUILAB, Lille/FR.

Project partners: 7


Facts

TopicFP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN/PITN-GA-2011-290148
Project duration2013-2016
Funding volume, total~ 3.5 Mio €
Funding volume, Medical University of Vienna~ 530.000 €

Projectwebsite

The corner stone objective of “SUMMER” is to agree on and develop mutual software console that radiation oncologists, physicians, physicists, radiologists can “share” to study, annotate and contour images in radiotherapy work-flow. Find out more on the official Summer website.

SUMMER