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Recommendations of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine on dosimetry, imaging, and quality assurance procedures for 90Y microsphere brachytherapy in the treatment of hepatic malignancies

Overview of attention for article published in Medical Physics, August 2011
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Title
Recommendations of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine on dosimetry, imaging, and quality assurance procedures for 90Y microsphere brachytherapy in the treatment of hepatic malignancies
Published in
Medical Physics, August 2011
DOI 10.1118/1.3608909
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Authors

William A. Dezarn, Jeffery T. Cessna, Larry A. DeWerd, Wenzheng Feng, Vanessa L. Gates, James Halama, Andrew S. Kennedy, Subir Nag, Mehrdad Sarfaraz, Varun Sehgal, Reed Selwyn, Michael G. Stabin, Bruce R. Thomadsen, Lawrence E. Williams, Riad Salem

Abstract

Yttrium-90 microsphere brachytherapy of the liver exploits the distinctive features of the liver anatomy to treat liver malignancies with beta radiation and is gaining more wide spread clinical use. This report provides a general overview of microsphere liver brachytherapy and assists the treatment team in creating local treatment practices to provide safe and efficient patient treatment. Suggestions for future improvements are incorporated with the basic rationale for the therapy and currently used procedures. Imaging modalities utilized and their respective quality assurance are discussed. General as well as vendor specific delivery procedures are reviewed. The current dosimetry models are reviewed and suggestions for dosimetry advancement are made. Beta activity standards are reviewed and vendor implementation strategies are discussed. Radioactive material licensing and radiation safety are discussed given the unique requirements of microsphere brachytherapy. A general, team-based quality assurance program is reviewed to provide guidance for the creation of the local procedures. Finally, recommendations are given on how to deliver the current state of the art treatments and directions for future improvements in the therapy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 213 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 17%
Other 31 14%
Student > Master 29 13%
Researcher 25 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 7%
Other 36 17%
Unknown 45 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 71 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 62 28%
Engineering 7 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 2%
Computer Science 3 1%
Other 16 7%
Unknown 55 25%
Attention Score in Context

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#5,954,816
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#806
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#26,526
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Outputs of similar age from Medical Physics
#6
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