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Task Group No. 253 Surface Brachytherapy

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  1. Review approaches to surface brachytherapy, including:

a. Physical characteristics

b. Safe use and handling

c. Dosimetric characteristics

2.  Develop a rational, risk-based set of QM procedures for the applicators and surface brachytherapy procedures, beyond that appropriate for general brachytherapy. These procedures will include (but not limited to):

a.  Definition of the physicists role

b.  Recommendations on acceptance and commissioning procedures 

c.  Definition of a clinical QM procedure and frequency

Bylaws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Approved Date(s)Start: 10/1/2013
End: 12/31/2016
Committee Keywords: TG253
Most recent status update:The TG253 report is under review with our parent committees (WGBCA and BTSC). After this round of review, it is expected to move to TPC for review by the end of 2017. - [11/8/2017 by Regina Fulkerson] Click to update.
Chairs

Regina Fulkerson
Task Group Co-Chair

Jose Perez-Calatayud
Task Group Co-Chair


2017 Roster

(dates shown below are beginning date of position) View 2018 Roster

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VOTING AppointmentsThere are 16 members and guests.
Facundo . Ballester, PhD

9/30/2013  Member
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Ivan M. Buzurovic, PhD

7/20/2014  Member
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Regina K. Fulkerson, PhD

9/30/2013  Task Group Co-Chair
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Yongbok Kim, PhD

9/30/2013  Member
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Zoubir . Ouhib, MS

9/30/2013  Member - ABS Liaison
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Sujatha Pai, MS

9/30/2013  Member
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Jose Perez-Calatayud, PhD

9/30/2013  Task Group Co-Chair
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Mark J. Rivard, PhD

9/30/2013  Member
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Yi Rong, PhD

9/30/2013  Member
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Bruce R. Thomadsen, PhD

9/30/2013  Member
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NON-VOTING Appointments
Eduardo B. Carrasco Solis

4/26/2016  Consultant (nonvoting)
no coi on file
David Harrington

11/5/2013  Member (nonvoting)
up-to-date
Yury Niatsetski, MSc

11/5/2013  Member - Physics and Advanced Development Manager at Nucletron (nonvoting)
up-to-date
Thomas W. Rusch, PhD

9/30/2013  Member - Scientist at Xoft (an iCad subsidiary) (nonvoting)
up-to-date
Frank-Andre . Siebert, PhD

9/30/2013  Liaison - ESTRO (nonvoting)
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Frank Weigand, PhD

1/1/2015  Member (nonvoting)
up-to-date

None Appointed