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Report No. 154 - Quality assurance of U.S.-guided external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer: Report of AAPM Task Group 154 (2011)

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Task Group 154 (TG154) of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) was created to produce a guidance document for clinical medical physicists describing recommended quality assurance (QA) procedures for ultrasound (U.S.)-guided external beam radiotherapy local- ization. This report describes the relevant literature, state of the art, and briefly summarizes U.S. imaging physics. Simulation, treatment planning and treatment delivery considerations are pre- sented in order to improve consistency and accuracy. User training is emphasized in the report and recommendations regarding peer review are included. A set of thorough, yet practical, QA proce- dures, frequencies, and tolerances are recommended. These encompass recommendations to ensure both spatial accuracy and image quality.

Medical Physics, 38, 857-871 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.3531674
ISBN: 978-1-936366-07-1

Keywords: Prostate Cancer, Ultrasound localization, External Beam Radiation Therapy, Quality Assurance, Image Guidance
Working Group on Recommendations for Radiotherapy External Beam Quality Assurance Task Group #154

Janelle A. Molloy, Gordon Chan, Alexander Markovic, Shawn McNeeley, Doug Pfeiffer, Bill Salter, Wolfgang A. Tome

Committee Responsible: Quality Assurance and Outcome Improvement Subcommittee
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