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. White Papers and Practice Parameters 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.
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
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
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (ACR/ASTRO) – 2014
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.