Development of Methodology for Dosimetry Audits in Brachytherapy

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Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

E24023

CRP

2201

Approved Date

24 February 2021

Status

3 - Active - Ongoing

Start Date

30 August 2021

Expected End Date

30 November 2026

Participating Countries

Brazil
China
Croatia
Greece
India
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Mexico
Russian Federation
South Africa
Spain

Description

•Quality of the dosimetry chain in Member States enhanced through an independent means of verification of the dose delivery in brachytherapy

•Safe and effective treatments of cancer patients ensured through developing and testing auditing techniques for brachytherapy applications

•Assistance to Member States provided in developing national quality audit programmes for brachytherapy dosimetry

Objectives

To develop and make available a dosimetry audit methodology for high dose rate brachytherapy

Specific objectives

To develop and make available a methodology and procedures for national External Audit Groups for verification of the reference air kerma rate of high dose rate Co-60 and/or Ir-192 brachytherapy micro-sources for radiotherapy
parameters used for cancer treatment.

To develop and make available a methodology and procedures for national External Audit Groups for validation of treatment planning dose calculations for high dose rate Co-60 and/or Ir-192 brachytherapy

To develop and make available a methodology and procedures for national External Audit Groups to develop expertise in solid state dosimetry in order to perform end to end dosimetry audit of a typical high dose rate brachytherapy treatment delivery.

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