WHY? until there is a DICOM-RT viewer, no one is going to store a DICOM-RT file in a PACS (even though it is accepted by the PACS system).

SO? once we are storing DICOM-RT files in a PACS, automated analysis of DICOM-RT files is possible.

I discussed this with you the day I visited, where I outlined the usefulness of CT image segmentation and mapping into an anatomy ontology for later comparison of oncologist determined risk areas with anatomical boundaries. This allows an assessment of the clinical appropriateness of volumed areas and dose conformality.


There is a DICOM-RT viewer available. It is called DICOMPYLER and can be found on google code.