Surface brachytherapy: Joint report of the AAPM and the GEC-ESTRO Task Group No. 253

Regina K. Fulkerson, Jose Perez-Calatayud, Facundo Ballester, Ivan Buzurovic, Yongbok Kim, Yury Niatsetski, Zoubir Ouhib, Sujatha Pai, Mark J. Rivard, Yi Rong, Frank André Siebert, Bruce R. Thomadsen, Frank Weigand

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Abstract

The surface brachytherapy Task Group report number 253 discusses the common treatment modalities and applicators typically used to treat lesions on the body surface. Details of commissioning and calibration of the applicators and systems are discussed and examples are given for a risk-based analysis approach to the quality assurance measures that are necessary to consider when establishing a surface brachytherapy program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e951-e987
JournalMedical Physics
Volume47
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

Keywords

  • skin brachytherapy
  • surface applicator QA
  • surface brachytherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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