Southend University Hospital
Here, at Southend University Hospital, we use Prosoma as a starting point in the Radiotherapy Treatment Planning pathway. Once the patients have had their CT scan, the images are exported to Prosoma. All our contouring is done using Prosoma. We utilise features in Prosoma such as the auto contouring and model functions. These are particularly useful when outlining the organs at risk, allowing us to speed up the contouring process.
Furthermore, to aid the Oncologists during delineation, we often use the image fusion tab within Prosoma: where another imaging modality is imported and fused with the planning CT scan. Within the image fusion tab, we regularly use the auto fusion function to help when aligning the two scans.
Another feature of Prosoma that Southend Hospital benefits from is the use of scripts. This function is helpful and time saving for the treatment planner in creating margins for the Planning organ at Risk Volumes (PRV), especially when there are multiple volumes to create.
We also have recently started using Prosoma to analyse the dose distribution during Oncologist plan approval. The Oncologists find the dose evaluation module in Prosoma very helpful as they are able to access Prosoma remotely through Citrix and view the plan when they are off-site.
Overall, during the Treatment Planning pathway, we find Prosoma speeds up our workflow, from the auto contouring features to the use of scripts. Also, Prosoma has provided us with the platform for remote access Oncologist plan approval of the treatment plan. All of our Prosoma users find the software easy to use and navigate around.
R Cunningham, Pre Reg Clinical Scientist