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ACS Tech: OnkoDICOM revolutionising the work of Radiation Oncologists

This webinar showcases a Wollongong-grown software called OnkoDICOM, used by medical specialists to save lives.

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    Tue, 26 Oct, 06:00 PM

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    Tue, 26 Oct, 07:00 PM
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<p>In this webinar, you will learn about the <a href="" target="_blank">OnkoDICOM</a> Project. Our special guest speaker, Professor Andrew Miller from the Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, will demonstrate how the OnkoDICOM software can help individual oncologists and others in their research and clinical work. </p> <p><br>OnkoDICOM is not a standard piece of software in hospitals. Using OnkoDICOM, event guests will be taken on a CT imaging journey of a patient with lung problems which could relate to radiotherapy, immunotherapy and/or COVID-19. </p> <p><br>The audience will gain first-hand knowledge describing the usefulness of this kind of tool, and how it can assist doctors to undertake research using images.</p> <p> </p> <p>While OnkoDICOM is developed for Radiation Oncologists, the demonstration will show how diagnostic imaging research can assist in other medical specialities.</p> <p> </p> <p>The presentation will define the advantages in having students from the University of Wollongong design and develop OnkoDICOM for all doctors, rather than doctors relying on commercial software for purchase.</p> <p> </p> <p>The final part of the evening recognises Professor Willy Susilo, Head of School, SCIT, the University of Wollongong as a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.</p> <p><br><u><b>Background on why OnkoDICOM is revolutionising the work for Radiation Oncologists</b></u></p> <p><br>When a technology can help save lives, it’s worth getting excited about.<br>X-rays and other medical images have been used for over 100 years. Rather than film, scans like MRI, CT, X-Ray are now created using digital imaging. Doctors use these scans to determine the best treatments.</p> <p> </p> <p>Radiomics is a field of medical study that aims to understand more of the information held in digital images. The information is assessed for improved decision support. In addition, it has the potential to uncover disease characteristics that are difficult to identify by human vision alone.<br>Radiomics software for Medical Physicists was becoming very common. However, there was very little Radiomics software specifically for Radiation Oncologists. The creation of OnkoDICOM at Wollongong University fills this void.</p> <p> </p> <p>OnkoDICOM will soon be in Beta Release. OnkoDICOM is already being used in clinical research. Students from Albania, Saudi Arabia, France, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, China and Australia have collaborated to produce the software in their final year projects.</p> <p> </p> <p>Some of the world’s best Universities have students work on real open source projects. Hence, the students experience working on more extensive projects than their small teams could attempt and learn to code in environments requiring governance and complex standards. For example, the DICOM standard is over 1000 pages in length. Three years, 28 students and five student teams is a great deal of hard work.<br><br><br><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1632982307000"></img></p>

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Ashley Maher

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Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

BMed Bsc GradDipEd MInfCommTech(Res) FRANZCR FAIDHSenior Staff Specialist - Radiation Oncologist


Prof. Miller is an experienced Radiation Oncologist who has worked internationally. He has a history in country living, and education; and he has been working in the Illawarra since 2005. Since that time his focus has been clinical work, research and software development.

Prof Miller is affiliated with the University of Wollongong (UoW) School of Engineering and Information Science, providing mentorship and supervision of computer science students who are involved in building software to support Radiation Oncology research ('OnkoDICOM'). He is also involved in teaching of medical students within the oncology clinics. His research interest is in Information Science, in particular knowledge structure in Radiation Oncology and the use of departmental data for clinical purposes. He has achieved more than 70 publications since arriving in the Illawarra and helps run the Journal of Radiation Oncology Informatics.

Prof Miller leads the system development of 'PROsaiq', a patient survey system that uploads results directly into the patient medical record; and the 'Clinician Dashboard', delivering context-sensitive surveys to Oncologists.

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Willy Susilo

Willy Susilo

Willy Susilo is an Australian cybersecurity scientist and cryptographer. He is a Distinguished Professor at the School of Computing and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences University of Wollongong, Australia. Willy Susilo is an IEEE Fellow.

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ACS Tech: OnkoDICOM revolutionising the work of Radiation Oncologists

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