A rapid communication from the AAPM Task Group 201: Recommendations for the QA of external beam radiotherapy data transfer. AAPM TG 201: Quality assurance of external beam radiotherapy data transfer

R. Alfredo Siochi, Peter Balter, Charles D. Bloch, Lakshmi Santanam, Kurt Blodgett, Bruce H. Curran, Martijn Engelsman, Wenzheng Feng, Jim Mechalakos, Dan Pavord, Tom Simon, Steven Sutlief, X. Ronald Zhu

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Abstract

The transfer of radiation therapy data among the various subsystems required for external beam treatments is subject to error. Hence, the establishment and management of a data transfer quality assurance program is strongly recommended. It should cover the QA of data transfers of patient specific treatments, imaging data, manually handled data and historical treatment records. QA of the database state (logical consistency and information integrity) is also addressed to ensure that accurate data are transferred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-181
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of applied clinical medical physics
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • DICOM
  • Data transfer
  • Quality assurance
  • Record & verify
  • Treatment planning

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    Siochi, R. A., Balter, P., Bloch, C. D., Santanam, L., Blodgett, K., Curran, B. H., Engelsman, M., Feng, W., Mechalakos, J., Pavord, D., Simon, T., Sutlief, S., & Ronald Zhu, X. (2011). A rapid communication from the AAPM Task Group 201: Recommendations for the QA of external beam radiotherapy data transfer. AAPM TG 201: Quality assurance of external beam radiotherapy data transfer. Journal of applied clinical medical physics, 12(1), 170-181. https://doi.org/10.1120/jacmp.v12i1.3479