Quality assurance guidelines for superficial hyperthermia clinical trials: I. Clinical requirements
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

Quality assurance guidelines are essential to provide uniform execution of clinical trials and treatment in the application of hyperthermia. This document provides definitions for a good hyperthermia treatment and identifies the clinical conditions where a certain hyperthermia system can or cannot adequately heat the tumour volume. It also provides brief description of the characteristics and performance of the current electromagnetic (radiative and capacitive), ultrasound and infra-red heating techniques. This information helps to select the appropriate heating technique for the specific tumour location and size, and appropriate settings of the water bolus and thermometry. Finally, requirements of staff training and documentation are provided. The guidelines in this document focus on the clinical application and are complemented with a second, more technical quality assurance document providing instructions and procedure to determine essential parameters that describe heating properties of the applicator for superficial hyperthermia. Both sets of guidelines were developed by the ESHO Technical Committee with participation of senior STM members and members of the Atzelsberg Circle.


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Hana Dobsicek Trefna

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik

Hans Crezee

Universiteit Van Amsterdam

M. Schmidt

Universitatsklinik Erlangen und Medizinische Fakultat

D. Marder

Kantonsspital Aarau

U. Lamprecht

Universität Tübingen

M. Ehmann

Universitätsklinikum Mannheim

J. Hartmann

Universitatsklinik Erlangen und Medizinische Fakultat

J. Nadobny

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Johanna Gellermann

Universität Tübingen

Praxis/Zentrum für Strahlentherapie und Radioonkologie

Netteke van Holthe

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Pirus Ghadjar

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

N. Lomax

Kantonsspital Aarau

S. Abdel-Rahman

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Christoph Bert


Universitatsklinik Erlangen und Medizinische Fakultat

A. Bakker

Universiteit Van Amsterdam

M. D. Hurwitz

Thomas Concrete Group

C. J. Diederich

University of California

P. R. Stauffer

Thomas Concrete Group

G. C. Van Rhoon

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

International Journal of Hyperthermia

0265-6736 (ISSN) 1464-5157 (eISSN)

Vol. 33 4 471-482





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