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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.

Minimum Data Elements (ASTRO) – 2019 

Standardizing Dose Prescriptions (ASTRO) – 2016

High-Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy (ASTRO) – 2014 

Safety Considerations for Image Guided Radiation Therapy (ASTRO) – 2013

​Peer Review to Improve Quality & Safety in Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) – 2013

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (ASTRO) – 2011 

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (ASTRO) – 2011  

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.