Renata Raidou, Katarina Furmanova, Nicolas Grossmann, Oscar Casares-Magaz,
Vitali Moiseenko, John P. Einck, Meister Eduard Gröller, and Ludvig P. Muren
(In Proceedings of The Gap between Visualization Research and Software: 51-58, 2020; doi)

In radiotherapy (RT), changes in patient anatomy throughout the treatment period might lead to deviations between planned and delivered dose, resulting in inadequate tumor coverage and/or overradiation of healthy tissues. Adapting the treatment to account for anatomical changes is anticipated to enable higher precision and less toxicity to healthy tissues. Corresponding tools for the in-depth exploration and analysis of available clinical cohort data were not available before our work. In this paper, we discuss our on-going process of introducing visual analytics to the domain of adaptive RT for prostate cancer. This has been done through the design of three visual analytics applications, built for clinical researchers working on the deployment of robust RT treatment strategies. We focus on describing our iterative design process, and we discuss the lessons learnt from our fruitful collaboration with clinical domain experts and industry, interested in integrating our prototypes into their workflow.


@inproceedings {Raidou:Lessons:2020,
booktitle = {VisGap---The Gap between Visualization Research and Visualization Software},
title = {{Lessons Learnt from Developing Visual Analytics Applications for Adaptive Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy}},
author = {Raidou, Renata Georgia and Furmanová, Katarína and Grossmann, Nicolas and Casares-Magaz, Oscar and Moiseenko, Vitali and Einck, John P. and Gröller, Eduard and Muren, Ludvig P.},
year = {2020},
publisher = {The Eurographics Association},
pages = {51--58},
ISBN = {978-3-03868-125-0},
DOI = {10.2312/visgap.20201110}
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