Dosimetric prerequisites for routine clinical use of photon emitting brachytherapy sources with average energy higher than 50 kev

Zuofeng Li, Rupak K. Das, Larry A. DeWerd, Geoffrey S. Ibbott, Ali S. Meigooni, Joś Ṕrez-Calatayud, Mark J. Rivard, Ronald S. Sloboda, Jeffrey F. Williamson

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Abstract

This paper presents the recommendations of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) on the dosimetric parameters to be characterized, and dosimetric studies to be performed to obtain them, for brachytherapy sources with average energy higher than 50 keV that are intended for routine clinical use. In addition, this document makes recommendations on procedures to be used to maintain vendor source strength calibration accuracy. These recommendations reflect the guidance of the AAPM and the ESTRO for its members, and may also be used as guidance to vendors and regulatory agencies in developing good manufacturing practices for sources used in routine clinical treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalMedical physics
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

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