Journal article

Report dose-to-medium in clinical trials where available; a consensus from the Global Harmonisation Group to maximize consistency

Stephen F Kry, Jessica Lye, Catharine H Clark, Nicolaus Andratschke, Alexis Dimitriadis, David Followill, Rebecca Howell, Mohammad Hussein, Masayori Ishikawa, Satoshi Kito, Tomas Kron, Jonny Lee, Jeff Michalski, Angelo Filippo Monti, Nick Reynaert, Paige Taylor, Karen Venables, Ying Xiao, Joerg Lehmann

RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: To promote consistency in clinical trials by recommending a uniform framework as it relates to radiation transport and dose calculation in water versus in medium. METHODS: The Global Quality Assurance of Radiation Therapy Clinical Trials Harmonisation Group (GHG; www.rtqaharmonization.org) compared the differences between dose to water in water (Dw,w), dose to water in medium (Dw,m), and dose to medium in medium (Dm,m). This was done based on a review of historical frameworks, existing literature and standards, clinical issues in the context of clinical trials, and the trajectory of radiation dose calculations. Based on these factors, recommendations were developed. RESULTS: No fram..

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