Quality assurance guidelines for interstitial hyperthermia

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Trefna HD, Schmidt M, Van Rhoon GC, Kok HP, Gordeyev SS, Lamprecht U, Marder D, Nadobny J, Ghadjar P, Abdel-Rahman S, Kukielka AM, Strnad V, Hurwitz MD, Vujaskovic Z, Diederich CJ, Stauffer PR, Crezee J
Journal: International Journal of Hyperthermia
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 36
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 277-294
ISSN: 0265-6736


Abstract

Quality assurance (QA) guidelines are essential to provide uniform execution of clinical hyperthermia treatments and trials. This document outlines the clinical and technical consequences of the specific properties of interstitial heat delivery and specifies recommendations for hyperthermia administration with interstitial techniques. Interstitial hyperthermia aims at tumor temperatures in the 40-44 degrees C range as an adjunct to radiation or chemotherapy. The clinical part of this document imparts specific clinical experience of interstitial heat delivery to various tumor sites as well as recommended interstitial hyperthermia workflow and procedures. The second part describes technical requirements for quality assurance of current interstitial heating equipment including electromagnetic (radiative and capacitive) and ultrasound heating techniques. Detailed instructions are provided on characterization and documentation of the performance of interstitial hyperthermia applicators to achieve reproducible hyperthermia treatments of uniform high quality. Output power and consequent temperature rise are the key parameters for characterization of applicator performance in these QA guidelines. These characteristics determine the specific maximum tumor size and depth that can be heated adequately. The guidelines were developed by the ESHO Technical Committee with participation of senior STM members and members of the Atzelsberg Circle.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Schmidt, Manuel Dr. med.
Neuroradiologische Abteilung im Radiologischen Institut


External institutions with authors

Chalmers University of Technology / Chalmers tekniska högskola
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Erasmus University Medical Center
Kantonsspital Aarau AG
Klinikum der Universität München (Großhadern und Innenstadt)
N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center / Российский онкологический научный центр им. Н. Н. Блохина
NU-MED Center for Diagnostics and Oncology Therapy Zamość Sp. z o.o.
Thomas Jefferson University
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
University of Amsterdam
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
University of Maryland


How to cite

APA:
Trefna, H.D., Schmidt, M., Van Rhoon, G.C., Kok, H.P., Gordeyev, S.S., Lamprecht, U.,... Crezee, J. (2019). Quality assurance guidelines for interstitial hyperthermia. International Journal of Hyperthermia, 36(1), 277-294. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02656736.2018.1564155

MLA:
Trefna, H. Dobsicek, et al. "Quality assurance guidelines for interstitial hyperthermia." International Journal of Hyperthermia 36.1 (2019): 277-294.

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