Exporting Contours to DICOM-RTSTRUCT
The “radiotherapy structure set” (RTSTRUCT) object of the DICOM standard is used for the transfer of patient structures and related data, between the devices found within and outside the radiotherapy department. It contains mainly the information for regions of interest (ROIs) and points of interest (e.g., dose reference points). In many cases, rather than manually drawing these ROIs on the CT images, one can indeed benefit from the wealth of automated segmentation algorithms available in ITK. But at present, it is not possible to export the ROIs obtained from ITK to RTSTRUCT format. In order to bridge this gap, we have developed a framework for exporting contour data to RTSTRUCT .