SRT and SBRT: Current practices for QA dosimetry and 3D

Stanley H Benedict, J. Cai, B. Libby, M. Lovelock, D. Schlesinger, K. Sheng, W. Yang

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Abstract

The major feature that separates stereotactic radiation therapy (cranial SRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) from conventional radiation treatment is the delivery of large doses in a few fractions which results in a high biological effective dose (BED). In order to minimize the normal tissue toxicity, quality assurance of the conformation of high doses to the target and rapid fall off doses away from the target is critical. The practice of SRT and SBRT therefore requires a high-level of confidence in the accuracy of the entire treatment delivery process. In SRT and SBRT confidence in this accuracy is accomplished by the integration of modern imaging, simulation, treatment planning and delivery technologies into all phases of the treatment process; from treatment simulation and planning and continuing throughout beam delivery. In this report some of the findings of Task group 101 of the AAPM will be presented which outlines the best-practice guidelines for SBRT. The task group report includes a review of the literature to identify reported clinical findings and expected outcomes for this treatment modality. Information in this task group is provided for establishing an SBRT program, including protocols, equipment, resources, and QA procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012057
Pages (from-to)272-282
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume250
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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    Benedict, S. H., Cai, J., Libby, B., Lovelock, M., Schlesinger, D., Sheng, K., & Yang, W. (2010). SRT and SBRT: Current practices for QA dosimetry and 3D. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 250, 272-282. [012057]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/250/1/012057