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Task Group No. 222 - AAPM Recommendations for Operative Interstitial Lung Brachytherapy

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1. Review the steps in the procedure (educational) 2. Describe the treatment planning and dosimetric aspects of the procedures (educational) 3. Recommend dosimeteric parameters useful for evaluating and specifying the treatments (recommendations) 4. Recommendations for quality management unique to the procedures (recommendations) 5. Recommend a definition for medical events involving these procedures (recommendations)

Bylaws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Approved Date(s)Start: 9/16/2011
End: 12/31/2016
Committee Keywords: brachymesh, TG222
Most recent status update:The extension to 12/31/2017 was approved and notified by Larry DeWerd, website update is pending. Vote to add new member, Robert Hearn, was approved; he is from theragenics, one of the two largest vendors of the lung mesh. Adding another new member, Dale Boyce, is under process; he is from isoray, another one of the two largest vendors of the lung mesh. We had face-to-face meeting at AAPM 2015, also we had monthly teleconference on the following date, 04/01, 05/20, 06/24, 07/17, 08/19, 09/25, 10/29/2015. Recommendation from WGBCA is to change charge to include other sites like Head and Neck, Breast, Brain, etc; after lengthy discussion, Task Group concluded to keep the original charge and add a paragraph to describe the difference between lung and other sites. First draft is ~50% complete now, and is planned to finish in earlier 2016; revision will continue till end of 2016. At this point, we are still on target for project completion date of 12/2017. - [12/4/2015 by Wenzheng Feng] Click to update.

Wenzheng Feng
Task Group Chair

Hualin Zhang
Task Group Co-Chair

2016 Roster

(dates shown below are beginning date of position) View 2017 Roster

There are 10 members and guests.
=complete and up-to-date, =complete, out-of-date, =incomplete conflict of interest statement.
VOTING Appointments
Elizabeth M. Carey, MPH

9/16/2011  Member
no coi on file
Wenzheng Feng, MS

1/1/2015  Task Group Chair
Robert A. Hearn, PhD

8/1/2015  Member
Yongbok Kim, PhD

9/4/2012  Member
Ravinder Nath, PhD

9/16/2011  Member
no coi on file
Sujatha Pai, MS

9/4/2012  Member
Mark J. Rivard, PhD

9/16/2011  Member
Cynthia Lynn Thomason, PhD

1/1/2015  Member
Rowan M. Thomson, PhD

9/4/2012  Member
Hualin . Zhang, PhD

1/1/2015  Task Group Co-Chair

STAFF Appointed to Committee

None Appointed