Practice Parameter for Radiation Oncology

  • Publication - 2018

    The practice of medicine involves not only the science, but also the art of dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, alleviation, and treatment of disease. The variety and complexity of human conditions make it impossible to always reach the most appropriate diagnosis or to predict with certainty a particular response to treatment. Therefore, it should be recognized that adherence to the guidance in this document will not assure an accurate diagnosis or a successful outcome. All that should be expected is that the practitioner will follow a reasonable course of action based on current knowledge, available resources, and the needs of the patient to deliver effective and safe medical care. The sole purpose of this document is to assist practitioners in achieving this objective.

    Quick Reference

    • Responsibilities of personnel
    • Equipment requirements
    • Quality assurance

    Resources
    Ethics in Radiation Oncology
    Radiation Therapy for Cancer

    Author Society
    American Society for Radiation Oncology
    American College of Radiology

    Previous version
    Practice Parameter for Radiation Oncology - 2014

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