When planning a therapy, different competing quality criteria like prospects of treatment success, risk of side effects and costs have to be considered. Thereby, chances and risks must be individually balanced for every patient. Using a real-time decision support tool the most appropriate treatment for a patient can be interactively selected from them.
These tools developed by ITWM are implemented in the commercial treatment planning system Eclipse(R) by the largest supplier of radiation therapy treatment equipment Varian Medical Systems. During planning, the treating physician can manipulate the radiation therapy plan in real time and trade off chances and risks of the treatment.