Identify methodology, phantoms, and software for performance assessment of MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS). Areas of technical assessment include intrinsic MRgFUS characteristics, quantitative metrics of MRgFUS, and identification of quality assurance measures and procedures.
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|Approved Date(s)||Start: 1/2/2013
|Most recent status update:||Task Group Report for AAPM TG-241
After a period of some inactivity, TG-241 has been reorganized and is actively moving towards the goal of having a completed task group report. The goal is to have this report ready for submission to Medical Physics by early 2017.
The report sections have been defined and members have been assigned as authors or reviewers for each of the sections. An initial draft of all sections will be completed by July 31, 2016 and most TG-241 members will then meet at the FUS Foundation meeting in Bethesda, MD in late August 2016 to discuss both individual sections and the integrated report. A final compiled draft will be ready for circulation mid-October 2016 and a final version of the report will be submitted to the Science Council at the end of November 2016.
Section : Contributors (proposed leaders indicated in bold)
Introduction : Keyvan Farahani, Allison Payne, Jason Stafford
Components of a clinical MR-FUS system : Rajiv Chopra, Nicolas Ellens, Chris Diederich
Clinical workflow : Lili Chen, Steffan Semmet, Pejman Ghanouni, Chris Diederich
Quantitative metrics, data types and terminology : Allison Payne, Gail ter Haar, Dennis Parker
Sources of Uncertainty : Chrit Moonen (Motion aspects), Kim Butts Pauly (Thermometry), Jason Stafford
Safety and Quality Assurance : Gail ter Haar, Jason Stafford, David Schlesinger, Ari Partanen
Training of Medical Physicists : Stanley Benedict, Gail ter Haar, David Schlesinger
Regulatory Issues and Considerations : Keith Wear, Ari Partanen, Chris Diederich
Future Directions and Conclusions : Keyvan Farahani, Pejman Ghanouni, Ari Partanen, Arik Hananel, Allison Payne, Jason Stafford
- [6/13/2016 by Allison Payne] Click to update.
Task Group Chair
Task Group Co-Chair
R. Jason Stafford
Task Group Co-Chair