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The management of respiratory motion in radiation oncology report of AAPM Task Group 76a)

Overview of attention for article published in Medical Physics, September 2006
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The management of respiratory motion in radiation oncology report of AAPM Task Group 76a)
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Medical Physics, September 2006
DOI 10.1118/1.2349696
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Paul J. Keall, Gig S. Mageras, James M. Balter, Richard S. Emery, Kenneth M. Forster, Steve B. Jiang, Jeffrey M. Kapatoes, Daniel A. Low, Martin J. Murphy, Brad R. Murray, Chester R. Ramsey, Marcel B. Van Herk, S. Sastry Vedam, John W. Wong, Ellen Yorke


This document is the report of a task group of the AAPM and has been prepared primarily to advise medical physicists involved in the external-beam radiation therapy of patients with thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic tumors affected by respiratory motion. This report describes the magnitude of respiratory motion, discusses radiotherapy specific problems caused by respiratory motion, explains techniques that explicitly manage respiratory motion during radiotherapy and gives recommendations in the application of these techniques for patient care, including quality assurance (QA) guidelines for these devices and their use with conformal and intensity modulated radiotherapy. The technologies covered by this report are motion-encompassing methods, respiratory gated techniques, breath-hold techniques, forced shallow-breathing methods, and respiration-synchronized techniques. The main outcome of this report is a clinical process guide for managing respiratory motion. Included in this guide is the recommendation that tumor motion should be measured (when possible) for each patient for whom respiratory motion is a concern. If target motion is greater than 5mm, a method of respiratory motion management is available, and if the patient can tolerate the procedure, respiratory motion management technology is appropriate. Respiratory motion management is also appropriate when the procedure will increase normal tissue sparing. Respiratory motion management involves further resources, education and the development of and adherence to QA procedures.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 7 <1%
Japan 6 <1%
United States 6 <1%
Spain 6 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Lithuania 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Other 8 <1%
Unknown 1049 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 202 19%
Researcher 188 17%
Student > Master 153 14%
Other 105 10%
Student > Bachelor 51 5%
Other 174 16%
Unknown 217 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 373 34%
Medicine and Dentistry 236 22%
Engineering 109 10%
Computer Science 48 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 2%
Other 49 4%
Unknown 257 24%
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