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Session: Report of TG 182: Electronic Intracavitary Brachytherapy Quality Management Based on Risk Analysis [Return to Session]

Report of TG 182: Electronic Intracavitary Brachytherapy Quality Management Based On Risk Analysis

B Thomadsen1*, M Rivard2*, S Pillai3*, (1) University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, (2) Rhode Island Hospital / Brown University, Providence, RI, (3) Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR


4:30 PM Electronic Brachytherapy and Quality Management Development - B Thomadsen, Presenting Author
4:46 PM The Xoft Axxent System and Sample Design of Quality Management - M Rivard, Presenting Author
5:02 PM The Zeiss INTRABEAM System and Sample Design of Quality Management - S Pillai, Presenting Author
5:18 PM Q&A - B Thomadsen, Presenting Author

MO-F-TRACK 5-0 (Monday, 7/26/2021) 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM [Eastern Time (GMT-4)]

Purpose: To provide guidance on quality management for electronic brachytherapy.

Materials and
Methods: The task group used the risk-assessment approach of Task Group 100 of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Because the quality management program for a device is intimately tied to the procedure in which it is used, the task group first designed quality interventions for intracavitary brachytherapy for both commercial electronic brachytherapy units in the setting of accelerated partial-breast irradiation. To demonstrate the methodology to extend an existing risk-analysis for a different application, the task group modified the analysis for the case of post-hysterectomy, vaginal cuff irradiation for one of the devices.

Results: The analysis illustrated how the TG-100 methodology can lead to interventions to reduce risks and improve quality for each unit and procedure addressed.

Conclusion: This presentation on this report provides a model to guide facilities establishing a quality management program for electronic brachytherapy.

Learning Objectives:
1. To become familiar with the contents of the report of TG 182.
2. To see how the TG-100 approach can be applied to the design of QM for an electronic brachytherapy unit.
3.To understand why the design of a QM program is customized to a clinic's procedure.



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