MINERVA: A multi-modality plugin-based radiation therapy treatment planning system

C. A. Wemple, D. E. Wessol, D. W. Nigg, J. J. Cogliati, M. Milvich, C. M. Fredrickson, M. Perkins, G. J. Harkin, C. L. Hartmann-Siantar, J. Lehmann, T. Flickinger, D. Pletcher, A. Yuan, Gerald L Denardo

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Abstract

Researchers at the INEEL, MSU, LLNL and UCD have undertaken development of MINERVA, a patient-centric, multi-modal, radiation treatment planning system, which can be used for planning and analysing several radiotherapy modalities, either singly or combined, using common treatment planning tools. It employs an integrated, lightweight plugin architecture to accommodate multi-modal treatment planning using standard interface components. The design also facilitates the future integration of improved planning technologies. The code is being developed with the Java programming language for inter-operability. The MINERVA design includes the image processing, model definition and data analysis modules with a central module to coordinate communication and data transfer. Dose calculation is performed by source and transport plugin modules, which communicate either directly through the database or through MINERVA's openly published, extensible markup language (XML)-based application programmer's interface (API). All internal data are managed by a database management system and can be exported to other applications or new installations through the API data formats. A full computation path has been established for molecular-targeted radiotherapy treatment planning, with additional treatment modalities presently under development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-207
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume116
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 2005

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Radiotherapy
planning
radiation therapy
Planning
programmers
modules
XML
Database Management Systems
Programming Languages
Therapeutics
Java programming language
document markup languages
interoperability
management systems
Data transfer
Interoperability
Language
installing
format
Communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiation

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Wemple, C. A., Wessol, D. E., Nigg, D. W., Cogliati, J. J., Milvich, M., Fredrickson, C. M., ... Denardo, G. L. (2005). MINERVA: A multi-modality plugin-based radiation therapy treatment planning system. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 116(1-4), 202-207. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/nci149

MINERVA : A multi-modality plugin-based radiation therapy treatment planning system. / Wemple, C. A.; Wessol, D. E.; Nigg, D. W.; Cogliati, J. J.; Milvich, M.; Fredrickson, C. M.; Perkins, M.; Harkin, G. J.; Hartmann-Siantar, C. L.; Lehmann, J.; Flickinger, T.; Pletcher, D.; Yuan, A.; Denardo, Gerald L.

In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol. 116, No. 1-4, 20.12.2005, p. 202-207.

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Wemple, CA, Wessol, DE, Nigg, DW, Cogliati, JJ, Milvich, M, Fredrickson, CM, Perkins, M, Harkin, GJ, Hartmann-Siantar, CL, Lehmann, J, Flickinger, T, Pletcher, D, Yuan, A & Denardo, GL 2005, 'MINERVA: A multi-modality plugin-based radiation therapy treatment planning system', Radiation Protection Dosimetry, vol. 116, no. 1-4, pp. 202-207. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/nci149
Wemple CA, Wessol DE, Nigg DW, Cogliati JJ, Milvich M, Fredrickson CM et al. MINERVA: A multi-modality plugin-based radiation therapy treatment planning system. Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2005 Dec 20;116(1-4):202-207. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/nci149
Wemple, C. A. ; Wessol, D. E. ; Nigg, D. W. ; Cogliati, J. J. ; Milvich, M. ; Fredrickson, C. M. ; Perkins, M. ; Harkin, G. J. ; Hartmann-Siantar, C. L. ; Lehmann, J. ; Flickinger, T. ; Pletcher, D. ; Yuan, A. ; Denardo, Gerald L. / MINERVA : A multi-modality plugin-based radiation therapy treatment planning system. In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2005 ; Vol. 116, No. 1-4. pp. 202-207.
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