Strategies for quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy

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Strategies for quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy. / Benedek, Hunor; Isacsson, Ulf; Olevik-Dunder, Maria; Westermark, Mathias; Hallstrom, Per; Olofsson, Jorgen; Gustafsson, Magnus.

8th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDOSE). Vol. 573 IOP Publishing, 2015. p. 012015.

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Harvard

Benedek, H, Isacsson, U, Olevik-Dunder, M, Westermark, M, Hallstrom, P, Olofsson, J & Gustafsson, M 2015, Strategies for quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy. in 8th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDOSE). vol. 573, IOP Publishing, pp. 012015, 8th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDose), 2014/09/04. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/573/1/012015

APA

Benedek, H., Isacsson, U., Olevik-Dunder, M., Westermark, M., Hallstrom, P., Olofsson, J., & Gustafsson, M. (2015). Strategies for quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy. In 8th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDOSE) (Vol. 573, pp. 012015). IOP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/573/1/012015

CBE

Benedek H, Isacsson U, Olevik-Dunder M, Westermark M, Hallstrom P, Olofsson J, Gustafsson M. 2015. Strategies for quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy. In 8th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDOSE). IOP Publishing. pp. 012015. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/573/1/012015

MLA

Benedek, Hunor et al. "Strategies for quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy". 8th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDOSE). IOP Publishing. 2015, 012015. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/573/1/012015

Vancouver

Benedek H, Isacsson U, Olevik-Dunder M, Westermark M, Hallstrom P, Olofsson J et al. Strategies for quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy. In 8th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDOSE). Vol. 573. IOP Publishing. 2015. p. 012015 https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/573/1/012015

Author

Benedek, Hunor ; Isacsson, Ulf ; Olevik-Dunder, Maria ; Westermark, Mathias ; Hallstrom, Per ; Olofsson, Jorgen ; Gustafsson, Magnus. / Strategies for quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy. 8th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDOSE). Vol. 573 IOP Publishing, 2015. pp. 012015

RIS

TY - GEN

T1 - Strategies for quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy

AU - Benedek, Hunor

AU - Isacsson, Ulf

AU - Olevik-Dunder, Maria

AU - Westermark, Mathias

AU - Hallstrom, Per

AU - Olofsson, Jorgen

AU - Gustafsson, Magnus

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - In late 2011 The Swedish Society of Radiation Physics formed a working group to concentrate on the Quality Assurance of modern radiation therapy techniques. The given task was to identify and summarise the different QA strategies in Sweden and also the international recommendations. This was used to formulate recommendations for practical guidelines within Sweden. In this paper a brief summery of the group's work is presented. All the Swedish radiation therapy centres do a pre treatment verification measurement as QA for every new IMRT and VMAT plan. Physicists do it and they believe it to be time consuming. A general standpoint from all the centres was that new guidelines and legislation is needed to allow QA that does not require a measurement. Based on various international publications and recommendations the working group has presented two strategies, one where all new plans are checked through measurement and one where no measurement is needed. The measurement-based strategy is basically the same as the one used today with an extended machine QA part. The other presented strategy is process oriented where all the different parts of the treatment chain are checked separately. The final report can be found in Swedish on http://www.radiofysik.org.

AB - In late 2011 The Swedish Society of Radiation Physics formed a working group to concentrate on the Quality Assurance of modern radiation therapy techniques. The given task was to identify and summarise the different QA strategies in Sweden and also the international recommendations. This was used to formulate recommendations for practical guidelines within Sweden. In this paper a brief summery of the group's work is presented. All the Swedish radiation therapy centres do a pre treatment verification measurement as QA for every new IMRT and VMAT plan. Physicists do it and they believe it to be time consuming. A general standpoint from all the centres was that new guidelines and legislation is needed to allow QA that does not require a measurement. Based on various international publications and recommendations the working group has presented two strategies, one where all new plans are checked through measurement and one where no measurement is needed. The measurement-based strategy is basically the same as the one used today with an extended machine QA part. The other presented strategy is process oriented where all the different parts of the treatment chain are checked separately. The final report can be found in Swedish on http://www.radiofysik.org.

U2 - 10.1088/1742-6596/573/1/012015

DO - 10.1088/1742-6596/573/1/012015

M3 - Paper in conference proceeding

VL - 573

SP - 012015

BT - 8th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDOSE)

PB - IOP Publishing

T2 - 8th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDose)

Y2 - 4 September 2014 through 7 September 2014

ER -