#36 Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy: Learning the New Approaches in Task Group 100 and Beyond

Author:  Bruce R. Thomadsen, Peter Dunscombe, Eric Ford, Saiful Huq, Todd Pawlicki, Steven Sutlief, editors
ISBN:  9781936366347
Published:  2013 June | 388 pp.  | eBook

Price:   $ 110.00





This book was developed for the AAPM 2013 Summer School Proceedings in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Radiotherapy physics has had a very long history of performing quality assurance. Physicists working with the very earliest radiotherapy units developed before the beginning of the last century realized the need to verify the calibration and proper operation of their equipment. The International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement initiated standardization of quality assurance protocols through a series of recommendations. This was followed by a large collection of professional guidance documents, particularly from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Through these efforts, radiotherapy became one of the first medical disciplines to establish standardized quality assurance.