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Recommendations on the practice of calibration, dosimetry, and quality assurance for gamma stereotactic radiosurgery: Report of AAPM Task Group 178.

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Petti, PL; Rivard, MJ; Alvarez, PE; Bednarz, G; Daniel Bourland, J; DeWerd, LA; Drzymala, RE; Johansson, J; Kunugi, K; Ma, L; Meltsner, SG ...
Published in: Med Phys
July 2021

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) formed Task Group 178 (TG-178) to perform the following tasks: review in-phantom and in-air calibration protocols for gamma stereotactic radiosurgery (GSR), suggest a dose rate calibration protocol that can be successfully utilized with all gamma stereotactic radiosurgery (GSR) devices, and update quality assurance (QA) protocols in TG-42 (AAPM Report 54, 1995) for static GSR devices. The TG-178 report recommends a GSR dose rate calibration formalism and provides tabulated data to implement it for ionization chambers commonly used in GSR dosimetry. The report also describes routine mechanical, dosimetric, and safety checks for GSR devices, and provides treatment process quality assurance recommendations. Sample worksheets, checklists, and practical suggestions regarding some QA procedures are given in appendices. The overall goal of the report is to make recommendations that help standardize GSR physics practices and promote the safe implementation of GSR technologies.

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Med Phys

DOI

EISSN

2473-4209

Publication Date

July 2021

Volume

48

Issue

7

Start / End Page

e733 / e770

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Radiosurgery
  • Radiometry
  • Phantoms, Imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Gamma Rays
  • Calibration
  • 5105 Medical and biological physics
  • 4003 Biomedical engineering
  • 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
 

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Petti, P. L., Rivard, M. J., Alvarez, P. E., Bednarz, G., Daniel Bourland, J., DeWerd, L. A., … Goetsch, S. J. (2021). Recommendations on the practice of calibration, dosimetry, and quality assurance for gamma stereotactic radiosurgery: Report of AAPM Task Group 178. Med Phys, 48(7), e733–e770. https://doi.org/10.1002/mp.14831
Petti, Paula L., Mark J. Rivard, Paola E. Alvarez, Greg Bednarz, J. Daniel Bourland, Larry A. DeWerd, Robert E. Drzymala, et al. “Recommendations on the practice of calibration, dosimetry, and quality assurance for gamma stereotactic radiosurgery: Report of AAPM Task Group 178.Med Phys 48, no. 7 (July 2021): e733–70. https://doi.org/10.1002/mp.14831.
Petti PL, Rivard MJ, Alvarez PE, Bednarz G, Daniel Bourland J, DeWerd LA, et al. Recommendations on the practice of calibration, dosimetry, and quality assurance for gamma stereotactic radiosurgery: Report of AAPM Task Group 178. Med Phys. 2021 Jul;48(7):e733–70.
Petti, Paula L., et al. “Recommendations on the practice of calibration, dosimetry, and quality assurance for gamma stereotactic radiosurgery: Report of AAPM Task Group 178.Med Phys, vol. 48, no. 7, July 2021, pp. e733–70. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/mp.14831.
Petti PL, Rivard MJ, Alvarez PE, Bednarz G, Daniel Bourland J, DeWerd LA, Drzymala RE, Johansson J, Kunugi K, Ma L, Meltsner SG, Neyman G, Seuntjens JP, Shiu AS, Goetsch SJ. Recommendations on the practice of calibration, dosimetry, and quality assurance for gamma stereotactic radiosurgery: Report of AAPM Task Group 178. Med Phys. 2021 Jul;48(7):e733–e770.

Published In

Med Phys

DOI

EISSN

2473-4209

Publication Date

July 2021

Volume

48

Issue

7

Start / End Page

e733 / e770

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Radiosurgery
  • Radiometry
  • Phantoms, Imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Gamma Rays
  • Calibration
  • 5105 Medical and biological physics
  • 4003 Biomedical engineering
  • 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis