Consensus opinion on MRI simulation for external beam radiation treatment planning
van der Heide, UA
MetadataShow full item record
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. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
License start date
RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY, 2016, 121 pp. 187 - 192
ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD