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To: DICOM Community
Cc: Chair of WG-06 – Bjorn Nolte, Siemens Healthineers
DICOM Editor – David Clunie, PixelMed
From: DICOM Secretariat
Shayna Knazik, Senior Project Manager, DICOM
Subject: Submit Public Comments on Supplement 160: Second Generation Radiotherapy – Patient Setup, by November 6, 2020
Scope and Field of Application
This Supplement specifies two IODs to support workflow management and patient setup for Radiotherapy treatment delivery sessions. The IODs are designed as part of the Second Generation Radiotherapy object framework.
This Supplement introduces an RT Radiation Set Delivery Instruction IOD, which specifies the RT Radiations to be applied for treatment delivery, the order in which they are applied, and some other parameters related to the upcoming RT Treatment Session.
This Supplement introduces an RT Patient Treatment Setup IOD to specify setup devices, setup procedures and other items related to the setup of the patient prior to the delivery of therapeutic radiation. The First Generation RT Plan IOD contained a Patient Setup Module with a similar content. However, this content may change between the treatment sessions, while the majority of content of the RT Plan, defining the treatment parameters, remains the same. This caused unnecessary proliferation of RT Plan SOP Instances, and compromised fraction counting within a series of dosimetrically uniform treatments. Therefore, the Second Generation RT Radiation Set and RT Radiation IODs do not include such content, but use a separate IOD for this purpose.
All comments should be submitted as soon as possible but NO LATER than 11:59pm US ET on Friday, November 6, 2020.
PDF DOCUMENT - sup160_pc_PatientSetup.pdf
**Link to submit comments on Sup160**: https://standards.nema.org/higherlogic/ws/public/add_comment?document_id=29884
Who can comment? All interested persons are invited to comment. Recipients of this solicitation should feel free to forward it to anyone who may be interested in this topic but is not listed on DICOM e-mail lists. There is no cost or obligation associated with commenting and no membership in any committee is required to comment but commenters will be requested to include their contact information with their comments.
What will happen to your comments? DICOM Working Group 06 (Base Standard) and DICOM Working Group 07 (Radiotherapy) will review the comments and discuss their resolution. WG-06 is authorized by the DICOM Standard Committee to decide on the technical merits of the comments.
Instructions for accessing the documents and submitting comments:
1. The DICOM Secretariat (MITA/NEMA) uses third party software, Higher Logic, for the collection and management of public comments.
2. Download document(s) to local drives: Click on the links below to download the PDF, Word, and/or Ppt.
3. Enter and submit comment(s): When clicking on the “Link to submit comments on Sup160” link below; the comment submission template appears. You may complete multiple comment templates and submit as a single comment (“Save and add another”) or you may submit a single comment (“Save”) and restart the process to submit another comment.
Forms of comments:
· You may enter free text—or send an email to Shayna Knazik (email@example.com ) with a document containing your comments.
· If your comments relate to several specific sections, you can combine them in a single comment entry or make separate comment entries.
· Commenter’s name, affiliation, e-mails address.
· “Subject” – Sup160 PC
· “Comment” – may be a higher-level statement or may be detailed technical comment with tables, illustrations, cut-and-paste from the draft, etc.
· “Proposed solution” – may be a higher-level statement or may be marked up or new text, tables, illustrations, etc.
· “Save and add another” – you may complete multiple comment templates and submit as a single comment
· “Save” - you may submit a single comment and restart the process to submit additional comments.
Notes for optional fields/items:
· “Category” – would be most helpful, please complete!
· “Section” and “Item” – very helpful for all comments. However, may not be applicable to high level comments.
· “Supporting File” – you may attach a document to the comment. Please include “Sup160 PC” in the file name.
• PDF DOCUMENT - sup160_pc_PatientSetup.pdf
• WORD DOCUMENT - sup160_pc_PatientSetup.docx
• To facilitate the readers’ understanding of this new proposed addition to the DICOM Standard, the authors prepared a presentation which describes the technical issues and use cases:
PPT OVERVIEW - sup160_PatientSetup.pptx
• Documents are also posted on the ftp server: ftp://medical.nema.org/MEDICAL/Dicom/Supps/PC/
• Once more, the link to submit comments on Sup160 is: https://standards.nema.org/higherlogic/ws/public/add_comment?document_id=29884
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need assistance with submitting a comment.
Thank you in advance,
Senior Project Manager, DICOM
Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)
A Division of NEMA, the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers
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