2011 Summer Project Week DVH

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Key Investigators

  • MGH: Greg Sharp, Nadya Shusharina
  • Isomics: Steve Pieper
  • Queens: Csaba Pinter
  • BWH: Tina Kapur

Dose Volume Histograms in Slicer


A dose volume histogram (DVH) is a tool used in radiation oncology to evaluate and compare treatment plans for safety and efficacy. Plastimatch currently has the capability to generate dose volume histograms, however this capability is not available in Slicer.

Approach, Plan

In order to use the plastimatch DVH, it will be necessary to store the information about the structure names (available at time of structure load) for later retrieval. We will attempt to store this information in the ITK image metadata.


Lots of success on this project!

  • Created a new Slicer 4 loadable module, add to plastimatch plugin
  • Create VTK chart widget with DVH data

Dose volume histogram in Slicer

  • Chart widget can draw DVH curves
  • Call plastimatch DVH compute engine from loadable module


Delivery Mechanism

This work will be delivered to the NAMIC Kit as a

  1. Slicer command line module