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Patient Care and Research

ASTRO White Paper Review of Safety, Quality Management and Practice Guidelines for High-dose-rate (HDR) Brachytherapy

Published: March 2014

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This white paper offers guidance in the following three areas: 1) general safety and quality, including procedures; roles and qualification for the members of the brachytherapy team; source radionuclides, and types of reported medical events; 2) clinical applications for HDR brachytherapy by disease site, including intraluminal and intraoperative brachytherapy; and 3) key measures to avoid catastrophic failures.

Endorsed by:

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
  • American Brachytherapy Society
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologist

Resources:

Value of MRI without/with applicator in place for target definition in cervix cancer brachytherapy (CME)
Advancements in Clinical Brachytherapy (CME)
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ASTRO’s Brachytherapy Model Policy