Bruce R. Thomadsen

Mark J Rivard4
Geoffrey S Ibbott3
4Mark J Rivard
3Geoffrey S Ibbott
2T Tydings Robin
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Brachytherapy (brachy being derived from a Greek word meaning short) is the treatment of cancer by means of radioactive sources that are placed at short distances from the target cells. This form of therapy is becoming common in the treatment of early stage prostate cancer, the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American(More)
  • Larry A DeWerd, Geoffrey S Ibbott, Ali S Meigooni, Michael G Mitch, Mark J Rivard, Kurt E Stump +2 others
  • 2011
This report addresses uncertainties pertaining to brachytherapy single-source dosimetry preceding clinical use. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technical Note 1297 are taken as reference standards for uncertainty(More)
  • Wayne M Butler, William S Bice, Larry A DeWerd, James M Hevezi, M Saiful Huq, Geoffrey S Ibbott +4 others
  • 2008
The AAPM Low Energy Brachytherapy Source Calibration Working Group was formed to investigate and recommend quality control and quality assurance procedures for brachytherapy sources prior to clinical use. Compiling and clarifying recommendations established by previous AAPM Task Groups 40, 56, and 64 were among the working group's charges, which also(More)
This report provides guidelines for a peer review process between two clinical radiation oncology physicists. While the Task Group's work was primarily focused on ensuring timely and productive independent reviews for physicists in solo practice, these guidelines may also be appropriate for physicists in a group setting, particularly when dispersed over(More)
Medical products (devices, drugs, or biologics) contain information in their labeling regarding the manner in which the manufacturer has determined that the products can be used in a safe and effective manner. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves medical products for use for these specific indications which are part of the medical product's(More)
In the last decade, there have been significant developments into integration of robots and automation tools with brachytherapy delivery systems. These systems aim to improve the current paradigm by executing higher precision and accuracy in seed placement, improving calculation of optimal seed locations, minimizing surgical trauma, and reducing radiation(More)
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is a nonprofit professional society whose primary purposes are to advance the science, education and professional practice of medical physics. The AAPM has more than 8,000 members and is the principal organization of medical physicists in the United States.The AAPM will periodically define new(More)
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