Bruce R Thomadsen
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
- Analysis of treatment delivery errors in brachytherapy using formal risk analysis techniquesBruce Thomadsen
Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 57:1492-508. 2003..To identify hazardous situations in treatments, analyze the nature of errors committed, and assess the value of several analysis techniques...
- Off-label use of medical products in radiation therapy: summary of the report of AAPM Task Group No. 121Bruce R Thomadsen
Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
Med Phys 37:2300-11. 2010..The full report, containing extensive background on off-label use with several appendices, is available on the AAPM website (http://www.aapm.org/pubs/reports/)...
- Taxonometric guidance for developing quality assuranceBruce Thomadsen
Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:S204-9. 2008..Different types of failures lead to particular types of remediation. Taxonomies can provide guidance in selecting between possible corrective actions...
- Critique of traditional quality assurance paradigmBruce Thomadsen
Departments of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:S166-9. 2008..Effective QA needs to consider procedures, rather than just equipment, and the human actions and interactions required for safe execution. New approaches address this problem...
- A dosimetric uncertainty analysis for photon-emitting brachytherapy sources: report of AAPM Task Group No. 138 and GEC-ESTROLarry A DeWerd
Department of Medical Physics and Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
Med Phys 38:782-801. 2011....
- Postmastectomy radiotherapy in premenopausal Vietnamese and Chinese women with breast cancer treated in an adjuvant hormonal therapy studyRichard R Love
Department of Medicine, Section of Medical Oncology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 56:697-703. 2003..Adjuvant postmastectomy radiotherapy (RT) decreases the risk of local recurrence of breast cancer and may increase overall survival (OS)...
- Calibration of the photon component of 198Au stentsWesley S Culberson
Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Brachytherapy 4:51-8. 2005..198Au has promising characteristics for radioactive stent material, having properties as a mixed beta-particle and gamma emitter. Calibration of these radioactive stents is required to provide accurate clinical dosimetry...
- The shortage of radiotherapy physicistsBruce Thomadsen
University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
J Am Coll Radiol 1:280-2. 2004..New mechanisms of funding medical post-graduate education are needed...
- Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) for liver metastases secondary to colorectal adenocarcinomaJames S Welsh
Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66:S62-73. 2006..It is FDA approved for liver metastases secondary to colorectal carcinoma and is under investigation for treatment of other liver malignancies, such as hepatocellular carcinoma and neuroendocrine malignancies...
- Anniversary paper: past and current issues, and trends in brachytherapy physicsBruce R Thomadsen
Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
Med Phys 35:4708-23. 2008..At the time of this article, the pace of change in the field has never been more rapid, particularly in image-guided brachytherapy and the development of unconventional sources and treatment techniques...
- Quality assurance of treatment plans for interstitial and intracavitary high-dose-rate brachytherapyRupak K Das
Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI 53792, USA
Brachytherapy 5:56-60. 2006..This study proposes an efficient, precise, and easy method for checking the complex computer calculation...
- Positron-emitting resin microspheres as surrogates of 90Y SIR-Spheres: a radiolabeling and stability studyMiguel A Avila-Rodriguez
Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Nucl Med Biol 34:585-90. 2007..However, only resins labeled with (86)Y and (89)Zr proved to have the in vivo stability required for clinical applications...
- Treatment planning for prostate brachytherapy using region of interest adjoint functions and a greedy heuristicSua Yoo
Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1530 MSC, 1300 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Phys Med Biol 48:4077-90. 2003..Both methods achieved good treatment plans, but the speedup provided by the greedy heuristic was a factor of approximately 1500. This attribute makes this algorithm suitable for intra-operative real-time treatment planning...
- Systemic iodine 125 activity after GliaSite brachytherapy: safety considerationsJarrod B Adkison
Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53792, USA
Brachytherapy 7:43-6. 2008..Our study estimated total systemic absorption based on activity defect measurements rather than using urinary excretion as a surrogate...
- CT-based analysis of dose homogeneity in total body irradiation using lateral beamSusanta K Hui
Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
J Appl Clin Med Phys 5:71-9. 2004..This study shows that CT-based treatment planning for TBI provides precise and accurate dose calculations and allows for the correlation of clinical outcomes with the doses actually delivered to various organs...
- Measurements of the dosimetric constants for a new 103Pd brachytherapy sourceStephen W Peterson
Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Brachytherapy 1:110-9. 2002..The dose rate constant=0.71 +/- 0.07 cGy h(-1) U(-1) and the anisotropy constant=0.96 +/- 0.03. CONCLUSIONS: The dose rate constant for the hybrid=0.70 and the anisotropy constant for the hybrid=0.92, Hybrid tables are presented...
- Craniospinal treatment with the patient supineBruce Thomadsen
Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Med Dosim 28:35-8. 2003..The procedure for establishing the various fields differs from the prone approach. In this paper, we describe the methodology to achieve successful supine positioning...
- A quality management program in intravascular brachytherapyAbderrahim Chakri
Department of Medical Physics, 1530 Medical Science Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
Med Phys 29:2850-60. 2002....
- Portal imaging practice patterns of children's oncology group institutions: Dosimetric assessment and recommendations for minimizing unnecessary exposureArthur J Olch
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Children s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67:594-600. 2007..To determine and analyze the dosimetric consequences of current portal imaging practices for pediatric patients, and make specific recommendations for reducing exposure from portal imaging procedures...
- Proposed guidelines for image-based intracavitary brachytherapy for cervical carcinoma: report from Image-Guided Brachytherapy Working GroupSubir Nag
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 60:1160-72. 2004..To present issues to be considered in, and make proposals for, image-based brachytherapy for cervical cancer...
- Inter-society standards for the performance of brachytherapy: a joint report from ABS, ACMP and ACROSubir Nag
Arthur G James Cancer Hospital, The Ohio State University, 300 W 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 48:1-17. 2003..The proliferation of various brachytherapy modalities for different anatomical sites necessitates the creation of standards for brachytherapy...
- In regard to Urie et al.: current calibration treatment, and treatment planning techniques among institutions participating in the Children's Oncology Group. IJROBP 2003;55:245-260Arthur J Olch
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 56:1209-10. 2003
- The American Brachytherapy Society recommendations for low-dose-rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervixSubir Nag
Arthur G James Cancer Hospital, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 52:33-48. 2002..This report presents guidelines for using low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy in the management of patients with cervical cancer...