Report of AAPM TG 135: Quality assurance for robotic radiosurgery

Sonja Dieterich, Carlo Cavedon, Cynthia F. Chuang, Alan B. Cohen, Jeffrey A. Garrett, Charles L. Lee, Jessica R. Lowenstein, Maximian F. D'Souza, David D. Taylor, Xiaodong Wu, Cheng Yu

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The task group (TG) for quality assurance for robotic radiosurgery was formed by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine's Science Council under the direction of the Radiation Therapy Committee and the Quality Assurance (QA) Subcommittee. The task group (TG-135) had three main charges: (1) To make recommendations on a code of practice for Robotic Radiosurgery QA; (2) To make recommendations on quality assurance and dosimetric verification techniques, especially in regard to real-time respiratory motion tracking software; (3) To make recommendations on issues which require further research and development. This report provides a general functional overview of the only clinically implemented robotic radiosurgery device, the CyberKnife®. This report includes sections on device components and their individual component QA recommendations, followed by a section on the QA requirements for integrated systems. Examples of checklists for daily, monthly, annual, and upgrade QA are given as guidance for medical physicists. Areas in which QA procedures are still under development are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2914-2936
Number of pages23
JournalMedical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • quality assurance
  • radiation therapy
  • robotic radiosurgery
  • stereotactic radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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