IN and OUT Scripts

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Moorthy Srinivasa Muthuswamy

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Feb 13, 2014, 12:46:58 PM2/13/14
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Hello, can someone send me a script with which beams can be stored OUT of a Pinnacle plan and brought INto another Pinnacle plan?
 
thanks in advance.
 
M. Muthuswamy

Francisco Manchado de Sola

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Feb 13, 2014, 2:27:41 PM2/13/14
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Hello.

Here you are the scripts to import and export beams.

Just three suggestions:
- If you have not, you must create the folder: / home/p3rtp/inout. (This folder is where the data will be saved).
- If the original beams refer to any ROI in the final plan you also have these ROI.
- The isocenter point of said beams must also exist in the final plan.


Best regards.



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Timothee Ruef

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Feb 14, 2014, 6:49:59 AM2/14/14
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 I just have others suggestions:
- If the original beams refer to any ROI for the MLC conformation, change it to "manual".

cause if these ROIs exist in the final plan, Pinnacle will change the MLC to conforme it to theses ROIs wich can be differentes between final and original plan.

-Put the prescription in UM before export to keep these after the transfert
-Create this prescription in the final plan with exactly the same name and the same parameters (UMs)
-Note the weight (and UMs) of each beam cause it can be changed during transfert
-Obviously, the machine used in the original plan have to exist in the final plan's institution.

Stefania Cora

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Feb 14, 2014, 8:26:41 AM2/14/14
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Hi Moorthy,

I noticed that when the beams are imported in the new plan, Pinnacle keeps the Total Monitor Units, but it distributes the weights of the beams in a different way. This can be misleading if one doesn't pay attention to it.
Is this can be due to the fact that the isocenter in the new plan (for example in the plan of a phantom for QA purposes) is different or because the prescription was given to the mean dose to a ROI in the original plan tha doesn't exist in the new plan? or is it just Pinnacle that doesn't know how to deal with prescription if you import just the beams?

Thanks
Stefania
Stefania

Alex

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Feb 14, 2014, 8:53:03 AM2/14/14
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Hi,

I think doing these before exporting will help:

1> Lock all beam weights
2> Change Rx to Set Monitor Units

Alex

Wyatt Smith

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Feb 14, 2014, 9:14:15 AM2/14/14
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This is due to the fact the beams are added sequentially, so the “newer” beams will “steal” weighting from the existing beams.

Stefania Cora

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Feb 14, 2014, 9:44:37 AM2/14/14
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ah ok, I understand. So the suggestion of Alex of locking the weights should help.
Regards

Gray, Jonathan

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Feb 14, 2014, 10:31:30 AM2/14/14
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Before exporting the beams from plan A I recommend locking all beams except for the first one.  By doing this I am able to import the beams into plan B and create a cumulative plan without manually redistributing the monitor units of the imported beams. 

 

Jonathan  



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Rémi STREIFF

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Feb 17, 2014, 7:21:09 AM2/17/14
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Hi all,

Few mounth ago I download the export and import script.
I custom it to import POI automaticaly and do not anything to do before import beams (for VMAT plan).

(the file have to be paste in /usr/local/PinnacleSiteData/clinical/Scrips/ folder)

If you have any question or suggestion ...

Rémi
Rémi Streiff
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Moorthy Srinivasa Muthuswamy

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Feb 17, 2014, 3:58:15 PM2/17/14
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Thank you all, for the wonderful help.
 
I will give it a try in the next couple of days.
 
M. Muthuswamy
 
Hello.

Here you are the scripts to import and export beams.

Just three suggestions:
- If you have not, you must create the folder: / home/p3rtp/inout. (This folder is where the data will be saved).
- If the original beams refer to any ROI in the final plan you also have these ROI.
- The isocenter point of said beams must also exist in the final plan.


Best regards.



2014-02-13 18:46 GMT+01:00 Moorthy Srinivasa Muthuswamy <moor...@gmail.com>:
Hello, can someone send me a script with which beams can be stored OUT of a Pinnacle plan and brought INto another Pinnacle plan?
thanks in advance.
M. Muthuswamy
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