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

Summary of the Cardiac Computed Tomographic Imaging in Cardio-Oncology (ASTRO) – 2023

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 were 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.