Standardizing Dose Prescriptions: An ASTRO White Paper

  • Publication - 2016

    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. The white paper 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, patient instructions for treatment, etc.

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    Resources
    Risk-based Assessment of RT processes and Standardized Nomenclatures, What Clinicians Need to Know

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    Author Society
    American Society for Radiation Oncology

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

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