Beam Output Audit results within the EORTC Radiation Oncology Group network.

Hurkmans, Coen W; Christiaens, Melissa; Collette, Sandra; Weber, Damien Charles (2016). Beam Output Audit results within the EORTC Radiation Oncology Group network. Radiation oncology, 11(1), p. 160. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13014-016-0733-4

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Beam Output Auditing (BOA) is one key process of the EORTC radiation therapy quality assurance program. Here the results obtained between 2005 and 2014 are presented and compared to previous results.For all BOA reports the following parameters were scored: centre, country, date of audit, beam energies and treatment machines audited, auditing organisation, percentage of agreement between stated and measured dose.Four-hundred and sixty-one BOA reports were analyzed containing the results of 1790 photon and 1366 electron beams, delivered by 755 different treatment machines. The majority of beams (91.1%) were within the optimal limit of ≤ 3%. Only 13 beams (0.4%; n = 9 electrons; n = 4 photons), were out of the range of acceptance of ≤ 5%. Previous reviews reported a much higher percentage of 2.5% or more of the BOAs with >5% deviation.The majority of EORTC centres present beam output variations within the 3% tolerance cutoff value and only 0.4% of audited beams presented with variations of more than 5%. This is an important improvement compared to previous BOA results.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Radiation Oncology

UniBE Contributor:

Weber, Damien Charles

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1748-717X

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Beatrice Scheidegger

Date Deposited:

26 Apr 2017 12:15

Last Modified:

30 Apr 2017 02:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/s13014-016-0733-4

PubMed ID:

27978843

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Audit; Beam output; Clinical trial; Quality assurance; Radiotherapy

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.94254

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94254

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