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Quality Assurance of the Treatment Planning Process

Authored by: Jean-Claude Rosenwald

Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics

Print publication date:  June  2007
Online publication date:  June  2007

Print ISBN: 9780750308601
eBook ISBN: 9781420012026
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420012026.ch39

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Abstract

The term treatment planning is often used in a restrictive manner to refer only to the production of isodose distributions associated with the choice of a treatment plan (dose planning). However, it is also used to describe the whole technical process, from patient data acquisition to treatment verification (Fraass et al. 1998). It is this second definition that is used here. The whole sequence of events is given, in a simplified form, in Table 39.1.

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