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J Radiat Res. 2013 May;54(3):561-8. doi: 10.1093/jrr/rrs122. Epub 2012 Dec 13.

Guidelines for respiratory motion management in radiation therapy.

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Department of Radiation Oncology and Image-applied Therapy, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin-Kawaharacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan.

Abstract

Respiratory motion management (RMM) systems in external and stereotactic radiotherapies have been developed in the past two decades. Japanese medical service fee regulations introduced reimbursement for RMM from April 2012. Based on thorough discussions among the four academic societies concerned, these Guidelines have been developed to enable staff (radiation oncologists, radiological technologists, medical physicists, radiotherapy quality managers, radiation oncology nurses, and others) to apply RMM to radiation therapy for tumors subject to respiratory motion, safely and appropriately.

KEYWORDS:

guideline; radiotherapy; respiratory motion; respiratory motion management

PMID:
23239175
PMCID:
PMC3650747
DOI:
10.1093/jrr/rrs122
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