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

Overview of attention for article published in Medical Physics, August 2011
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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Title
Recommendations of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine on dosimetry, imaging, and quality assurance procedures for 90 Y 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.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 117 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Unknown 112 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 23%
Other 26 22%
Student > Master 17 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 9%
Researcher 11 9%
Other 25 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 54 46%
Medicine and Dentistry 35 30%
Unspecified 13 11%
Engineering 4 3%
Computer Science 2 2%
Other 9 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 December 2014.
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#3,552,050
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Outputs from Medical Physics
#1,066
of 5,412 outputs
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#114,150
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Outputs of similar age from Medical Physics
#25
of 187 outputs
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