American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) and American College of Radiology (ACR) Practice Guideline for the Performance of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Louis Potters, Brian Kavanagh, James M. Galvin, James M. Hevezi, Nora A. Janjan, David A. Larson, Minesh P. Mehta, Samuel Ryu, Michael Steinberg, Robert Timmerman, James S. Welsh, Seth A. Rosenthal

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Abstract

The quality of a stereotactic body radiation therapy program depends on the coordinated interactions of a team of skilled health care professionals. A high degree of spatial accuracy is necessary in the treatment planning and delivery process. Since SBRT uses either single-fraction treatment or a hypofractionated regimen, there is little chance for adjustment once treatment has been initiated. This demands considerable time for planning and treatment verification by the radiation oncologist and medical physicist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-332
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research

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