The SUMMER project aims to develop a multi-modal imaging (CT, MRI, PET, MRS, fMRI, DMRI) software console for external radiotherapy. SUMMER is an EU FP7 Initial Training Network and will educate 14 young researchers in a unique interdisciplinary network of clinicians, physicists and technologists in public and commercial bodies on multiple aspects of the use of imaging in radiotherapy.
The corner stone objective of “SUMMER” is to agree on and develop mutual software console that radiation oncologists, physicians, physicists, radiologists can “share” to study, annotate and contour images in radiotherapy work-flow. In order to improve patient safety in radiotherapy the prime aim of “SUMMER” aim is to improve the precision of clinical target volume by the definition of a biological target volume, leading to define optimal radiotherapy planning and to appreciate patient treatment response during treatment in order to perform on-line treatment changes. The focus here is on optimization of patient treatment as well as support of evidence based medicine. An important deliverable is knowledge on how to combine all imaging information with novel segmentation tools and advanced computer vision algorithms in a fully integrated approach to information flow and work-flow. Ultimately, the technical and design knowledge should lead to working systems in clinical reality. Therefore, the new work-flow and technical system will fit well into the hospital chain of care. Although product development and commercialisation is not the main objective of the Project, this is the ultimate goal within a short term after the Project end. SUMMER is an EU FP7 Initial Training Network. “SUMMER” will educate 14 young researchers in a unique interdisciplinary network of clinicians, physicists and technologists in public and commercial bodies on multiple aspects of the use of imaging in radiotherapy. 7 partners all over Europe participate to this project and will hire two young researchers for this project.
VRVis is leader of the Worpackage "Adaptive Visualization". More Information on SUMMER can be found at http://summer-project.eu/