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Accuracy Requirements and Uncertainties in Radiotherapy

IAEA Human Health Series

English STI/PUB/1679 (ISBN: 978-92-0-100815-2)
297 pages ¦ 46 figures ¦ EUR 76.00 ¦ Date published: 2016

Description

Accuracy requirements in radiation oncology have been defined in multiple publications; however these have been based on differing radiation technologies. In the meantime the uncertainties in radiation dosimetry reference standards have been reduced and more detailed patient outcome data are available. No comprehensive literature on accuracy and uncertainties in radiotherapy has been published so far. The IAEA has therefore developed a new international consensus document on accuracy requirements and uncertainties in radiotherapy to promote safer and more effective patient treatments. This publication addresses accuracy and uncertainty issues related to the vast majority of radiotherapy departments including both external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy. It covers clinical radiobiological dosimetric technical and physical aspects.

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