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Working Group on Robotic Brachytherapy (WGRB)

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  • Facilitate communication and collaboration among investigators working on robotic systems having brachytherapy, biopsy and focal therapy applications, and with potential manufacturers and vendors of these systems. 
  • Communicate new technology related to robotic or similar systems. to other Task Groups and Working Groups
  • Establish guidelines for the safe use and quality management of robotic brachytherapy.
  • Establish guidelines for required accuracy of relevant motions and procedures associated with delivery of robotic brachytherapy. 
  • Develop educational programs to apprise the AAPM membership and the radiotherapy community about robotic-assistance in brachytherapy and focal therapy.
  • As appropriate reach out to other relevant communities by organizing special educational sessions, for example,  at meetings/gatherings with ASTRO, as well as at robotic and biomedical conferences such as MICCAI, ICRA, IROS, etc.
Bylaws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Approved Date(s)n/a
Committee Keywords: WGRB

Tarun Podder
Workgroup Chair

2020 Roster

(dates shown below are start and end dates of position.)

=complete and up-to-date, =incomplete conflict of interest statement.
VOTING AppointmentsThere are 7 voting members.

up-to-dateIvan M. Buzurovic, PhD

6/5/2015 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateJ. Adam M. Cunha, PhD

1/1/2015 - 12/31/2020 Work Group Vice Chair

up-to-dateAaron Fenster, PhD

1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021 Member

up-to-dateTarun Podder, PhD

1/1/2015 - 12/31/2020 Workgroup Chair
11/11/2019 - 12/31/2020 Chair,  Task Group No. 342 - Update of the AAPM and GEC-ESTRO Task Group 192 Report (ex officio)

up-to-dateMark J. Rivard, PhD

1/1/2016 - 12/31/2021 Member

up-to-dateYan Yu, PhD

1/1/2016 - 12/31/2021 Member

up-to-dateHualin Zhang, PhD

1/1/2016 - 12/31/2021 Member
NON-VOTING AppointmentsThere are 1 non-voting members and guests.

up-to-dateJocelyne Troccaz, PhD

1/1/2015 - 12/31/2020 Consultant (nonvoting)
HQ Team Appointed to CommitteeThere are 0 staff.