Stereotactic body radiation therapy: The report of AAPM Task Group 101

Stanley H. Benedict, Kamil M. Yenice, David Followill, James M. Galvin, William Hinson, Brian Kavanagh, Paul Keall, Michael Lovelock, Sanford Meeks, Lech Papiez, Thomas Purdie, Ramaswamy Sadagopan, Michael C. Schell, Bill Salter, David J. Schlesinger, Almon S. Shiu, Timothy Solberg, Danny Y. Song, Volker Stieber, Robert TimmermanWolfgang A. Tomé, Dirk Verellen, Lu Wang, Fang Fang Yin

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Task Group 101 of the AAPM has prepared this report for medical physicists, clinicians, and therapists in order to outline the best practice guidelines for the external-beam radiation therapy technique referred to as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The task group report includes a review of the literature to identify reported clinical findings and expected outcomes for this treatment modality. Information is provided for establishing a SBRT program, including protocols, equipment, resources, and QA procedures. Additionally, suggestions for developing consistent documentation for prescribing, reporting, and recording SBRT treatment delivery is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4078-4101
Number of pages24
JournalMedical physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • 4DCT
  • BED
  • IGRT
  • SBRT
  • hypofractionation
  • immobilization
  • patient safety
  • stereotactic body radiation therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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