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ASTRO White Paper on Safety Considerations for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Published: December 2022

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This white paper builds on the previous version and uses other guidance documents to
broadly address IMRT, primarily focusing on processes related to quality and safety. It critically evaluates guidance and literature on the safe delivery of IMRT, with a primary focus on staffing by appropriately trained and credentialed specialists as well as significant personnel resources, specialized technology and implementation time. Patient safety in IMRT is everyone's responsibility and professional organizations, regulators, vendors and end-users must demonstrate a clear commitment to working together to ensure the highest levels of safety.

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


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