Journal article

Guidelines for safe practice of stereotactic body (ablative) radiation therapy

Matthew Foote, Michael Bailey, Leigh Smith, Shankar Siva, Fiona Hegi-Johnson, Anna Seeley, Tamara Barry, Jeremy Booth, David Ball, David Thwaites

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015

Abstract

The uptake of stereotactic ablative body radiation therapy (SABR)/stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) worldwide has been rapid. The Australian and New Zealand Faculty of Radiation Oncology (FRO) assembled an expert panel of radiation oncologists, radiation oncology medical physicists and radiation therapists to establish guidelines for safe practice of SABR. Draft guidelines were reviewed by a number of international experts in the field and then distributed through the membership of the FRO. Members of the Australian Institute of Radiography and the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine were also asked to comment on the draft. Evidence-based recommenda..

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