Conformational Radiation by Brachytherapy in Prostate Cancer; The Establishment of an RTOG 3-D Evaluation Center for Multi-Institutional Studies
Final rept. 1 Sep 1998-28 Feb 2001
AMERICAN COLL OF RADIOLOGY PHILADELPHIAPA
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The work funded by this grant was used to establish credentialing requirements and quality assurance QA guidelines for the conduct of national, multi-institutional cooperative group studies of Transperineal Interstitial Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy TIPPB. A methodology for electronic data exchange of TIPPB treatment planning verification data between institutions participating in a future TIPPB protocol and the 3DQA Center at Washington University in St. Louis has been developed. In addition, the 3DQA Center has developed a credentialing process and QA guidelines to ensure that participating institutions have the proper equipment and appropriate procedures in place to administer TIPPB. A 3D radiation treatment planning 3DRTP system has been adapted to serve as a 3DQA review Station of clinical and dosimetric data for patients entered on Radiation Therapy Oncology Group RTOG and other cooperative group TIPPB protocols. Remote review software tools that allow centralized QA and dose evaluation have been developed. A database for the TIPPB treatment planning data that can be linked with clinical outcome data has been developed.
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