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A review of intensity modulated radiation therapy: incorporating a report on the seventh education workshop of the ACPSEM--ACT/NSW branch. Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12416585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an evolving treatment technique that has become a clinical treatment option in several radiotherapy centres around the world. In August 2001 the ACT/NSW branch of the ACPSEM held its seventh education workshop, the subject was IMRT. This review considers the current use of IMRT and reports on the proceedings of the workshop. The workshop provided some of the theory behind IMRT, discussion of the practical issues associated with IMRT, and also involved presentations from Australian centres that had clinically implemented IMRT. The main topics of discussion were patient selection, plan assessment, multi-disciplinary approach, quality assurance and delivery of IMRT. Key points that were emphasised were the need for a balanced multi-disciplinary approach to IMRT, in both the establishment and maintenance of an IMRT program; the importance of the accuracy of the final dose distribution as compared to the minor in-field fluctuations of individual beams; and that IMRT is an emerging treatment technique, undergoing continuing development and refinement.
Authors:
M Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australasian physical & engineering sciences in medicine / supported by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists in Medicine and the Australasian Association of Physical Sciences in Medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0158-9938     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas Phys Eng Sci Med     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-05     Completed Date:  2002-12-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8208130     Medline TA:  Australas Phys Eng Sci Med     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The University of New South Wales, Kensington. Matthew.Williams@swsahs.nsw.gov.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Australian Capital Territory
Education
Humans
Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
New South Wales
Patient Selection
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Radiotherapy Dosage
Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted* / methods,  trends
Radiotherapy, Computer-Assisted* / instrumentation,  methods,  trends
Societies, Scientific

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