About the RPA
The shortage of skilled specialist radiotherapy workforce is one of the greatest challenges to delivering high quality radiotherapy globally. The Radiation Planning Assistant (RPA) is a web-based artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted tool that offers automated contouring and planning solutions for the treatment of several tumour and non-tumour specific radiotherapy indications. It is the only application that has been specifically designed for use in radiotherapy providers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), designed in collaboration with clinics in LMICs. The goal is to provide this service for no cost to clinics in LMICs that would not otherwise have access to them. It received FDA 510(k) clearance in 2023, and launches clinically in 2024.