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American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Practice Guideline for the Performance of Total Body Irradiation (TBI).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23334484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Total body irradiation (TBI) is a specialized radiotherapy technique. It is frequently used as a component of treatment plans involving hematopoietic stem cell transplant for a variety of disorders, most commonly hematologic malignancies. A variety of treatment delivery techniques, doses, and fractionation schemes can be utilized. A collaborative effort of the American College of Radiology and American Society for Radiation Oncology has produced a practice guideline for delivery of TBI. The guideline defines the qualifications and responsibilities of the involved personnel, including the radiation oncologist, physicist, dosimetrist, and radiation therapist. Review of the typical indications for TBI is presented, and the importance of integrating TBI into the multimodality treatment plan is discussed. Procedures and special considerations related to the simulation, treatment planning, treatment delivery, and quality assurance for patients treated with TBI are reviewed. This practice guideline can be part of ensuring quality and safety in a successful TBI program.
Authors:
Suzanne L Wolden; Rachel A Rabinovitch; Nathan H J Bittner; James M Galvin; Huan B Giap; Paula J Schomberg; Seth A Rosenthal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of clinical oncology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1537-453X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207754     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
*Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY †Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado, Denver, Aurora, CO ‡Tacoma/Valley Radiation Oncology Centers, Tacoma, WA §Department of Radiation Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA ¶Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN ∥Advanced Particle Therapy, San Diego #Radiation Oncology Centers, Radiological Associates of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.
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