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Task force develops new radiation guidelines for brachytherapy
Date:11/2/2009

recommended guidelines for dose prescription from a physics perspective for routine patient treatment, clinical trials, and for treatment planning software developers. It continues to follow the current recommendations on using D90 and V100 as the primary quantities, with more specific guidelines on the use of the imaging modalities for post-implant evaluation and the optimum timing of the imaging for specific radionuclides. In addition, the new report encourages the use of a radiobiological model with a specific set of parameters to facilitate relative comparisons of treatment plans reported by different institutions using different loading patterns or radionuclides.


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