Patient Care and Research

ASTRO White Paper on Standardizing Dose Prescriptions

Published: November 2016 (Web posted September 2016)

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This white paper recommends the standardization (content and presentation order) of several “key components” of the radiation therapy prescription to facilitate accurate communication between radiation therapy care providers. The rationale, other similar efforts, and detailed considerations are described. It also considers future directions for other items such as the simulation order, treatment planning objectives, prescription point or volume, treatment schedule, localization imaging, laboratory monitoring, concurrent chemotherapy, and patient instructions for treatment.

Endorsed by:

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologist

Resources:

Risk-based Assessment of RT processes and Standardized Nomenclatures, What Clinicians Need to Know (CME)
RO-ILS Tip of the Month – October 2016

 

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