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Consensus opinion on MRI simulation for external beam radiation treatment planning. Radiother Oncol 2016 11;121(2):187-192 PMID: 27838146

Pubmed ID

27838146

DOI

10.1016/j.radonc.2016.09.018

Abstract

AIM: To determine the levels at which consensus could be reached regarding general and site-specific principles of MRI simulation for offline MRI-aided external beam radiation treatment planning.

METHODS: A process inspired by the Delphi method was employed to determine levels of consensus using a series of questionnaires interspersed with controlled opinion feedback.

RESULTS: In general, full consensus was reached regarding general principles of MRI simulation. However, the level of consensus decreased when site-specific principles of MRI simulation were considered.

CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate variability in MRI simulation approaches that are largely explained by the use of MRI in combination with CT.

Author List

Paulson ES, Crijns SP, Keller BM, Wang J, Schmidt MA, Coutts G, van der Heide UA

Author

Eric Paulson PhD Associate Professor in the Radiation Oncology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




Scopus

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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Consensus
Delphi Technique
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Organs at Risk
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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