Evaluation of the need for radiotherapy calibrations in the United States

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The custody, maintenance, and development of the United States national standards of measurement, together with the provision of calibration services related to these standards, has been assigned to the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) of the U. S. Department of Commerce. It may be that the present system of promulgation of radiation standards is no longer adequate for the United States. Ionizing radiation is being used increasingly for the treatment of cancer patients. At present, approximately 325,000 new cancer patients per year are given radiation treatment at over 1500 centers. With this growing use of ionizing radiations, an increased awareness ... continued below

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Lanzl, L.H. & Rozenfeld, M. January 1, 1977.

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The custody, maintenance, and development of the United States national standards of measurement, together with the provision of calibration services related to these standards, has been assigned to the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) of the U. S. Department of Commerce. It may be that the present system of promulgation of radiation standards is no longer adequate for the United States. Ionizing radiation is being used increasingly for the treatment of cancer patients. At present, approximately 325,000 new cancer patients per year are given radiation treatment at over 1500 centers. With this growing use of ionizing radiations, an increased awareness of the importance of accurate and precise dosimetry has developed. To determine the adequacy of these dosimetric needs, the AAPM has initiated a national study which is being conducted by means of a mailed questionnaire, and by a limited number of site visits to individuals who are in charge of radiation therapy centers as well as to those who do the actual calibrations.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • IAEA symposium on national and international standardization of radiation dosimetry, Atlanta, GA, USA, 5 Dec 1977

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  • Report No.: CONF-771209-9
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-02-0069
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5161393
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1052168

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Lanzl, L.H. & Rozenfeld, M. Evaluation of the need for radiotherapy calibrations in the United States, article, January 1, 1977; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1052168/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.