Achieving Quality in Brachytherapy addresses the main issues that often prevent correct delivery of brachytherapy treatment. The book explains how to set up a functional quality assurance program in brachytherapy and covers all the steps needed to undertake particular treatment plans, from the initial planning required to the detailed specification. It highlights the importance of planning as a means of controlling and dealing with errors during the treatment process and advises on what to check and how to check during treatment to ensure effective quality assurance. This comprehensive reference is ideal for professionals working in brachytherapy, physics, and radiation oncology, and serves as an introduction for trainees with an undergraduate degree in medical physics or clinical radiation oncology.
General considerations in quality management in brachytherapy. Quality assurance for manual-loading, low dose-rate brachytherapy sources. Quality management for a treatment plan. Quality management for manually loaded, low dose-rate applications. Quality management for high dose-rate units. Quality management for high dose-rate treatment plans. Quality management for low and medium dose-rate remote afterloaders. Quality management for brachytherapy appliances. Quality management for dosimetric treatment planning. Index.