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ACPSEM ROSG TBE working group recommendations for quality assurance in total body electron irradiation

  • Raelene NelliganEmail author
  • Zoë Baldwin
  • Trish Ostwald
  • Thu Tran
  • Michael Bailey
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Abstract

The Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) Radiation Oncology Specialty Group (ROSG) formed a series of working groups in 2011 to develop recommendations for guidance of radiation oncology medical physics practice within the Australasian setting. These recommendations are intended to provide guidance for safe work practices and a suitable level of quality control without detailed work instructions. It is the responsibility of the medical physicist to ensure that locally available equipment and procedures are sufficiently sensitive to establish compliance to these recommendations. The recommendations are endorsed by the ROSG, and have been subject to independent expert reviews. For the Australian readers, these recommendations should be read in conjunction with the Tripartite Radiation Oncology Reform Implementation Committee Quality Working Group: Radiation Oncology Practice Standards (2011), and Radiation Oncology Practice Standards Supplementary Guide (2011). This publication presents the recommendations of the ACPSEM ROSG Total Body Electron Irradiation Working Group and has been developed in alignment with other international associations. However, these recommendations should be read in conjunction with relevant national, state or territory legislation and local requirements, which take precedence over the ACPSEM recommendations. It is hoped that the users of this and other ACPSEM recommendations will contribute to the development of future versions through the Radiation Oncology Specialty Group of the ACPSEM. This document serves as a guideline for calibration and quality assurance of equipment used for TBE in Australasia.

Keywords

TBE Total body electron irradiation QA recommendations 

Abbreviations

AAPM

American Association of Physicists in Medicine

ACPSEM

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

AP

Anterior-posterior

Gy

Gray

HDTSe

High-dose total skin electron

IVD

In-vivo dosimetry

LAO

Left anterior oblique

Linac

Linear accelerator

LPO

Left posterior oblique

MDT

Multi-disciplinary team

MF

Mycosis fungoides

MOSFET

Metal-oxide-silicon field-effect transistor

MU

Monitor unit

OSL

Optically stimulated luminescence

PA

Posterior-anterior

PDD

Percentage depth dose

PMMA

Polymethyl methacrylate

QA

Quality assurance

RAO

Right anterior oblique

RO

Radiation oncologist

ROMP

Radiation oncology medical physicist

ROSG

Radiation Oncology Specialty Group

RPO

Right posterior oblique

RT

Radiation therapist

SSD

Source-to-surface distance

TBE

Total body electrons

TLD

Thermoluminescent detector

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to acknowledge the work done by ACPSEM ROSG for implementation of the concept of the recommendation papers and organisation of the Radiation Oncology working groups.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raelene Nelligan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zoë Baldwin
    • 2
    • 3
  • Trish Ostwald
    • 4
  • Thu Tran
    • 5
  • Michael Bailey
    • 6
  1. 1.Royal Adelaide HospitalAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Cancer Care Services Royal Brisbane and Women’s HospitalHerstonAustralia
  3. 3.Genesis Cancer Care Mater HospitalCrow’s NestAustralia
  4. 4.Calvary Mater NewcastleWaratahAustralia
  5. 5.Barwon Health University HospitalGeelongAustralia
  6. 6.Illawarra Cancer Care Centre Wollongong HospitalWollongongAustralia

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