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Report of AAPM TG 135: Quality assurance for robotic
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The task group (TG) for quality assurance for robotic
formed by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine’s Science Council
under the direction of the Radiation Therapy Committee and the Quality Assurance (QA)
Subcommittee. The task group (TG-135) had three main charges: (1) To make recommendations
on a code of practice for Robotic
(2) To make recommendations on quality assurance and dosimetric verification
techniques, especially in regard to real-time respiratory motion tracking software; (3) To
make recommendations on issues which require further research and development. This report
provides a general functional overview of the only clinically implemented robotic
device, the CyberKnife®. This report includes sections on device components and
their individual component QA recommendations, followed by a section on the QA
requirements for integrated systems. Examples of checklists for daily, monthly, annual,
and upgrade QA are given as guidance for medical physicists. Areas in which QA procedures
are still under development are discussed.
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