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Task Group No. 241 MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS)

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Charge

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.

Bylaws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Approved Date(s)Start: 1/2/2013
End: 12/31/2014
Committee Keywords: TG241
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.
Chairs

Allison Payne
Task Group Chair

Keyvan Farahani
Task Group Co-Chair

R. Jason Stafford
Task Group Co-Chair


2016 Roster

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

There are 23 members and guests.
=complete and up-to-date, =complete, out-of-date, =incomplete conflict of interest statement.
VOTING Appointments
Stanley H. Benedict, PhD

1/1/2013  Member
up-to-date
Paul L. Carson, PhD

1/1/2013  Member
up-to-date
Lili . Chen, PhD

1/1/2013  Member
up-to-date
Chris John Diederich, PhD

1/1/2013  Member
up-to-date
Keyvan Farahani, PhD

5/1/2016  Task Group Co-Chair
up-to-date
Eduardo G. Moros, PhD

1/1/2013  Member
up-to-date
Dennis L. Parker, PhD

9/24/2013  Member
up-to-date
David J. Schlesinger, PhD

1/1/2013  Member
up-to-date
R. Jason Stafford, PhD

1/1/2013  Task Group Co-Chair
up-to-date
NON-VOTING Appointments
Kim Butts-Pauly, PhD

1/1/2013  Member (nonvoting)
up-to-date
Rajiv . Chopra, PhD

5/1/2016  Member (nonvoting)
up-to-date
Arik Hananel

1/23/2014  Member (nonvoting)
out-of-date
Randy King

9/24/2013  Member (nonvoting)
no coi on file
Nathan McDannold

1/1/2013  Member (nonvoting)
up-to-date
Chrit Moonen

9/24/2013  Member (nonvoting)
up-to-date
Ari . Partanen, PhD

9/24/2013  Member (nonvoting)
out-of-date
Allison Payne

5/1/2016  Task Group Chair (nonvoting)
up-to-date
Rares Salomir

9/24/2013  Member (nonvoting)
no coi on file
Steffen Sammet, MD

9/24/2013  Member (nonvoting)
up-to-date
Robert Staruch

9/24/2013  Member (nonvoting)
out-of-date
Gail R. ter Haar

1/1/2013  Member (nonvoting)
no coi on file
Keith A. Wear, PhD

10/20/2014  Member (nonvoting)
out-of-date
Eyal Zadicario

1/23/2014  Member (nonvoting)
no coi on file

STAFF Appointed to Committee

None Appointed