Quality indicators in the intensity modulated/image-guided radiotherapy era

P. Gabriele, A. Maggio, Elisabetta Garibaldi, Christian Bracco, Elena Delmastro, D. Gabriele, A. Rosi, F. Munoz, N. Di Muzio, R. Corvò, Michele Stasi

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Abstract

Purpose To propose new Quality Indicators (QIs) for the Intensity Modulated(IMRT)/Image-Guided(IGRT) Radiotherapy techniques. Materials and methods Two structure, 10 process and 2 outcome QIs were elaborated. A working group including Radiation Oncologist, Medical Physicist and Radiation Technologists was made up. A preliminary set of indicators was selected on the basis of evidenced critical issues; the criteria to identify more relevant and specific QIs for IMRT/IGRT were defined; structure, process and outcome QIs were defined. The elaborated indicators were tested in four Italian Radiotherapy Centers. Results Fourteen indicators were proposed. Seven indicators were completely new while a new standard is proposed for four indicators based on Validation Centers (VC) data. No change was reported for 3 indicators. The indicators were applied in the four VC. The VC considered were able to respect all indicators except indicator 2 for one Center. Discussion and conclusion QIs may provide useful measures of workload and service performances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-61
Number of pages10
JournalCritical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
Volume108
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016

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Image-Guided Radiotherapy
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Radiotherapy
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Keywords

  • IMRT/IGRT
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality indicators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Quality indicators in the intensity modulated/image-guided radiotherapy era. / Gabriele, P.; Maggio, A.; Garibaldi, Elisabetta; Bracco, Christian; Delmastro, Elena; Gabriele, D.; Rosi, A.; Munoz, F.; Di Muzio, N.; Corvò, R.; Stasi, Michele.

In: Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, Vol. 108, 01.12.2016, p. 52-61.

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