Consensus Documents include types of documents other than guidelines such as Consensus Guidance and White Papers, Practice Parameters and Appropriate Use Criteria. 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.
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
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) – Anticipated Fall 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
These are guidance documents that promote the safe and effective use of diagnostic and therapeutic radiation by describing specific training, skills and techniques.
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (ACR/ASTRO) – 2014/Revised 2019
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (ACR/ASTRO) – Revised 2019
Communication: Radiation Oncology (ACR/ASTRO) – 2019
Performance of Therapy with Unsealed Radiopharmaceutical Sources (ACR/ACNM/ASTRO/SNMMI) – Revised 2019
Performance of Therapy with Radium-223 (ACR/ACNM/ASTRO/SNMMI) – 2019
Treatment of Benign and Malignant Thyroid Disease with I-131 Sodium Iodide (ACR/ACNM/ASTRO/SNMMI/SPR) – 2019
Proton Beam Radiation Therapy (ACR/ASTRO) – 2018
Radiation Oncology (ACR/ASTRO) – 2018
Total Body Irradiation (ACR/ASTRO) – 2017
These are guidance statements (using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Methodology) based on formal expert rating of patient scenarios where high-quality evidence is lacking.
Delivery of Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer (ASTRO) – 2016
Appropriate Customization of Radiation Therapy for Stage II and III Rectal Cancer (ASTRO) – 2016
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.