Verification of monitor unit calculations for non-IMRT clinical radiotherapy: report of AAPM Task Group 114.

@article{Stern2011VerificationOM,
  title={Verification of monitor unit calculations for non-IMRT clinical radiotherapy: report of AAPM Task Group 114.},
  author={Robin L. Stern and Robert Heaton and Martin W Fraser and Sreekrishna M. Goddu and Thomas H. Kirby and Kwok Leung Lam and Andrea Molineu and Timothy C. Zhu},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={504-30}
}
The requirement of an independent verification of the monitor units (MU) or time calculated to deliver the prescribed dose to a patient has been a mainstay of radiation oncology quality assurance. The need for and value of such a verification was obvious when calculations were performed by hand using look-up tables, and the verification was achieved by a second person independently repeating the calculation. However, in a modern clinic using CT/MR/PET simulation, computerized 3D treatment… CONTINUE READING

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