The report of Task Group 100 of the AAPM: Application of risk analysis methods to radiation therapy quality management.

  title={The report of Task Group 100 of the AAPM: Application of risk analysis methods to radiation therapy quality management.},
  author={Mohammed Saiful Huq and Benedick A. Fraass and P. Dunscombe and John P. Gibbons and Geoffrey S. Ibbott and Arno J. Mundt and Sasa Mutic and Jatinder R. Palta and Frank Rath and Bruce R. Thomadsen and Jeffrey F. Williamson and Ellen Yorke},
  journal={Medical physics},
  volume={43 7},
The increasing complexity of modern radiation therapy planning and delivery challenges traditional prescriptive quality management (QM) methods, such as many of those included in guidelines published by organizations such as the AAPM, ASTRO, ACR, ESTRO, and IAEA. These prescriptive guidelines have traditionally focused on monitoring all aspects of the functional performance of radiotherapy (RT) equipment by comparing parameters against tolerances set at strict but achievable values. Many errors… 

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