Profile of European proton and carbon ion therapy centers assessed by the EORTC facility questionnaire.

@article{Weber2017ProfileOE,
  title={Profile of European proton and carbon ion therapy centers assessed by the EORTC facility questionnaire.},
  author={Damien Charles Weber and Andr{\'e} N. Abrunhosa-Branquinho and Alessandra Bolsi and Andrzej Kacperek and R{\'e}mi Dendale and Dirk E. Geismar and Barbara Bachtiary and Annika J{\"o}nsson Hall and Jens Heufelder and Klaus K. Herfarth and J{\"u}rgen Debus and Maurizio Amichetti and Mechthild Krause and Roberto Orecchia and Vladim{\'i}r Vondr{\'a}{\vc}ek and Juliette Thariat and Tomasz Kajdrowicz and Kristina E Nilsson and C. Fadeuilhe Grau},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2017},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={
          185-189
        }
}
BACKGROUND We performed a survey using the modified EORTC Facility questionnaire (pFQ) to evaluate the human, technical and organizational resources of particle centers in Europe. MATERIAL AND METHODS The modified pFQ consisted of 235 questions distributed in 11 sections accessible on line on an EORTC server. Fifteen centers from 8 countries completed the pFQ between May 2015 and December 2015. RESULTS The average number of patients treated per year and per particle center was 221 (range… CONTINUE READING
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