Treatment errors in radiation oncology occur at a rate of approximately 2% per patient (approximately 16,000 patients/year). While some cases are relatively minor others can be fatal. Radiation therapy lawsuits rank in the top third of all medical specialties costing over $180 million annually. The continued use of highly sophisticated equipment and procedures in radiation oncology requires additional safeguards to improve patient safety and treatment quality.
In 2014 two medical physicists (Dr. Alfredo Siochi and Dr. Junyi Xia) at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics founded Infondrian LLC, they decided to join forces to address this problem. With expertise in radiation oncology and computer science, they were able to apply first hand experience to developing in-house software applications that significantly improves efficiency of treatment error detection. With the successful story at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Infondrian is developing a generalized software application to make their technology benefit general radiation therapy treatment centers.