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Title: Dosimetric prerequisites for routine clinical use of photon emitting brachytherapy sources with average energy higher than 50 kev

Abstract

This paper presents the recommendations of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) on the dosimetric parameters to be characterized, and dosimetric studies to be performed to obtain them, for brachytherapy sources with average energy higher than 50 keV that are intended for routine clinical use. In addition, this document makes recommendations on procedures to be used to maintain vendor source strength calibration accuracy. These recommendations reflect the guidance of the AAPM and the ESTRO for its members, and may also be used as guidance to vendors and regulatory agencies in developing good manufacturing practices for sources used in routine clinical treatments.

Authors:
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  1. Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 (United States)
  2. (United States)
  3. (Spain)
  4. (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20853930
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Physics; Journal Volume: 34; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1118/1.2388155; (c) 2007 American Association of Physicists in Medicine; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ACCURACY; BRACHYTHERAPY; CALIBRATION; DOSIMETRY; DRUGS; KEV RANGE 10-100; MANUFACTURING; NEOPLASMS; PHOTONS; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIATION SOURCES; RECOMMENDATIONS

Citation Formats

Li Zuofeng, Das, Rupak K., De Werd, Larry A., Ibbott, Geoffrey S., Meigooni, Ali S., Perez-Calatayud, Jose, Rivard, Mark J., Sloboda, Ronald S., Williamson, Jeffrey F., Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, Radiological Physics Center, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536, Radiotherapy Department, Hospital La Fe, Valencia 46009, Department of Radiation Oncology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2, and Department of Radiation Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298. Dosimetric prerequisites for routine clinical use of photon emitting brachytherapy sources with average energy higher than 50 kev. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1118/1.2388155.
Li Zuofeng, Das, Rupak K., De Werd, Larry A., Ibbott, Geoffrey S., Meigooni, Ali S., Perez-Calatayud, Jose, Rivard, Mark J., Sloboda, Ronald S., Williamson, Jeffrey F., Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, Radiological Physics Center, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536, Radiotherapy Department, Hospital La Fe, Valencia 46009, Department of Radiation Oncology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2, & Department of Radiation Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298. Dosimetric prerequisites for routine clinical use of photon emitting brachytherapy sources with average energy higher than 50 kev. United States. doi:10.1118/1.2388155.
Li Zuofeng, Das, Rupak K., De Werd, Larry A., Ibbott, Geoffrey S., Meigooni, Ali S., Perez-Calatayud, Jose, Rivard, Mark J., Sloboda, Ronald S., Williamson, Jeffrey F., Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, Radiological Physics Center, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536, Radiotherapy Department, Hospital La Fe, Valencia 46009, Department of Radiation Oncology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2, and Department of Radiation Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298. Mon . "Dosimetric prerequisites for routine clinical use of photon emitting brachytherapy sources with average energy higher than 50 kev". United States. doi:10.1118/1.2388155.
@article{osti_20853930,
title = {Dosimetric prerequisites for routine clinical use of photon emitting brachytherapy sources with average energy higher than 50 kev},
author = {Li Zuofeng and Das, Rupak K. and De Werd, Larry A. and Ibbott, Geoffrey S. and Meigooni, Ali S. and Perez-Calatayud, Jose and Rivard, Mark J. and Sloboda, Ronald S. and Williamson, Jeffrey F. and Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 and Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 and Radiological Physics Center, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 and Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 and Radiotherapy Department, Hospital La Fe, Valencia 46009 and Department of Radiation Oncology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111 and Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2 and Department of Radiation Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298},
abstractNote = {This paper presents the recommendations of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) on the dosimetric parameters to be characterized, and dosimetric studies to be performed to obtain them, for brachytherapy sources with average energy higher than 50 keV that are intended for routine clinical use. In addition, this document makes recommendations on procedures to be used to maintain vendor source strength calibration accuracy. These recommendations reflect the guidance of the AAPM and the ESTRO for its members, and may also be used as guidance to vendors and regulatory agencies in developing good manufacturing practices for sources used in routine clinical treatments.},
doi = {10.1118/1.2388155},
journal = {Medical Physics},
number = 1,
volume = 34,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}