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Quality Assurance Program on Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Report from a Quality Assurance Task Group

  • Günther H. Hartmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Günther H. Hartmann
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  3. Günther H. Hartmann
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  4. Günther H. Hartmann
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  5. Günther H. Hartmann
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 76-93

About this book

Introduction

Radiosurgery performed with the "Gamma Knife" or on a linac facility is a specific radiotherapy method to treat certain lesions in the brain with a high single radiation dose. Geometric miss of a radiosurgica target is considered the most likely serious error in a stereotactic radiosurgery treaatment. Therefore, the issue of quality assurance in stereotactic radiosurgery is a serious one for neurosurgeons, physicists, patients and those of us who wish to analyze the results of radiosurgery. The purpose of this book is to offer and describe a quality assurance program and procedures of the physical and technical aspects through identifying the sources of possible errors and suggesting quality assurance tests that should be performed in order for a stereotactic system to be used clinically.

Keywords

Quality Assurance Qualitätskontrolle Radiochirurgie Strahlentherapie Tumor brain dosimetry imaging magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiation radiosurgery radiotherapy surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • Günther H. Hartmann
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyGerman Cancer Research CenterHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-79718-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-59199-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79718-7
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