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Practice Guidelines

J Seibert

L Fong de los Santos

J Smilowitz

J Seibert1*, L Fong de los Santos2*, J Smilowitz3*, (1) UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, (2) Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, (3) University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SU-C-Salon CD-1 Sunday 1:30:00 PM - 3:30:00 PM Room: Salon CD

Recently, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) established a Medical Physics Practice Guidelines (MPPG) initiative to provide a clear and concise description of the minimum level of medical physics support that the AAPM would consider to be prudent in all clinical practice settings. As accreditation of clinical practices becomes more common, MPPGs will be crucial to ensuring a consistent benchmark for accreditation programs. MPPG reports will be freely available to the general public. Accrediting organizations, regulatory agencies and legislators will be encouraged to reference these MPPGs when defining their respective requirements. Support includes but is not limited to staffing, equipment, machine access, and training. This session will describe the purpose and scope of MPPGs, the procedure for the development of a MPPG, and reports from TG-230 MPPG #3 Development, Implementation, Use and Maintenance of Safety Checklists, TG-243 MPPG #4 Levels of Supervision for Medical Physicists in Clinical Training, and TG-244 MPPG #5 Commissioning and QA of External Beam Treatment Planning System Dose Calculations.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the concept, scope, and process of MPPG from the AAPM
2. Understand the goals, methodology, and recommendations of TG-230 MPPG #3
3. Understand the goals, methodology, and recommendations of TG-243 MPPG #4
4. Understand the goals, methodology, and recommendations of TG-244 MPPG #5


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