Implementation of a software for REmote COMparison of PARticlE and photon treatment plans: ReCompare

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PURPOSE: To guarantee equal access to optimal radiotherapy, a concept of patient assignment to photon or particle radiotherapy using remote treatment plan exchange and comparison - ReCompare - was proposed. We demonstrate the implementation of this concept and present its clinical applicability.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ReCompare concept was implemented using a client-server based software solution. A clinical workflow for the remote treatment plan exchange and comparison was defined. The steps required by the user and performed by the software for a complete plan transfer were described and an additional module for dose-response modeling was added.

RESULTS: The ReCompare software was successfully tested in cooperation with three external partner clinics and worked meeting all required specifications. It was compatible with several standard treatment planning systems, ensured patient data protection, and integrated in the clinical workflow.

CONCLUSION: The ReCompare software can be applied to support non-particle radiotherapy institutions with the patient-specific treatment decision on the optimal irradiation modality by remote treatment plan exchange and comparison.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-294
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift fur Medizinische Physik
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015

External IDs

researchoutputwizard legacy.publication#67980
PubMed 25724357
ORCID /0000-0002-7017-3738/work/142253900
Scopus 84941022006



  • Algorithms, Internet, Photons/therapeutic use, Radiometry/methods, Radiotherapy Dosage, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity, Software, Software Validation