Patient Care and Research

Consensus Documents

Consensus Documents include types of documents other than guidelines such as Consensus Guidance and White Papers. They are based primarily on the consensus of a multidisciplinary panel of experts specializing in the topic, with evidence evaluated when available, and concentrate on areas where the science is evolving.

Consensus Guidance

Defining Oligometastatic Disease from a Radiation Oncology Perspective (ESTRO/ASTRO) - 2020

Safety is No Accident (ASTRO) – 2019

Standardizing Normal Tissue Contouring for Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning (ASTRO) – 2019

MRI and Radiation Exposure in Patients with Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (HRS/ASTRO) – 2017 

Survivorship Care Plan (ASTRO) – 2016

White Papers

These documents often focus on a technology or process step and describe recommended procedures and considerations for safe delivery of radiation in specific areas of clinical practice.

SRS and SBRT Safety White Paper (ASTRO) – 2022

IMRT Safety White Paper (ASTRO) – 2022

IGRT Safety White Paper (ASTRO) – 2022

Minimum Data Elements (ASTRO) – 2019 

Standardizing Dose Prescriptions (ASTRO) – 2016

HDR Brachytherapy Safety White Paper (ASTRO) – 2014 

​Peer Review Safety White Paper (ASTRO) – 2013

Model Policies

Documents developed as a means to efficiently communicate what ASTRO believes to be correct coverage policies for radiation oncology services. View ASTRO's Model Policies on brachytherapy, IMRT, proton beam therapy, SBRT and SRS.