AAPM Medical Physics Practice Guideline 2.a: Commissioning and quality assurance of X-ray-based image-guided radiotherapy systems.

Jonas D. Fontenot, Hassaan Alkhatib, Jeffrey A. Garrett, Andrew R. Jensen, Steven P. McCullough, Arthur J. Olch, Brent C. Parker, Ching Chong Jack Yang, Lynne A. Fairobent

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    Abstract

    The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is a nonprofit professional society whose primary purposes are to advance the science, education, and professional practice of medical physics. The AAPM has more than 8,000 members and is the principal organization of medical physicists in the United States. The AAPM will periodically define new practice guidelines for medical physics practice to help advance the science of medical physics and to improve the quality of service to patients throughout the United States. Existing medical physics practice guidelines will be reviewed for the purpose of revision or renewal, as appropriate, on their fifth anniversary or sooner. Each medical physics practice guideline represents a policy statement by the AAPM, has undergone a thorough consensus process in which it has been subjected to extensive review, and requires the approval of the Professional Council. The medical physics practice guidelines recognize that the safe and effective use of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology requires specific training, skills, and techniques, as described in each document. Reproduction or modification of the published practice guidelines and technical standards by those entities not providing these services is not authorized.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3-13
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of applied clinical medical physics / American College of Medical Physics
    Volume15
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Radiation
    • Instrumentation

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