American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 263

Standardizing Nomenclatures in Radiation Oncology

Charles S. Mayo, Jean M. Moran, Walter Bosch, Ying Xiao, Todd McNutt, Richard Popple, Jeff Michalski, Mary Feng, Lawrence B. Marks, Clifton D. Fuller, Ellen Yorke, Jatinder Palta, Peter E. Gabriel, Andrea Molineu, Martha M. Matuszak, Elizabeth Covington, Kathryn Masi, Susan L. Richardson, Timothy Ritter, Tomasz Morgas & 30 others Stella Flampouri, Lakshmi Santanam, Joseph A. Moore, Thomas G. Purdie, Robert C. Miller, Coen Hurkmans, Judy Adams, Qing Rong Jackie Wu, Colleen J. Fox, Ramon Alfredo Siochi, Norman L. Brown, Wilko Verbakel, Yves Archambault, Steven J. Chmura, Andre L. Dekker, Don G. Eagle, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Theodore Hong, Rishabh Kapoor, Beth Lansing, Shruti Jolly, Mary E. Napolitano, James Percy, Mark S. Rose, Salim Siddiqui, Christof Schadt, William E. Simon, William L. Straube, Sara T. St. James, Kenneth Ulin

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Abstract

A substantial barrier to the single- and multi-institutional aggregation of data to supporting clinical trials, practice quality improvement efforts, and development of big data analytics resource systems is the lack of standardized nomenclatures for expressing dosimetric data. To address this issue, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Task Group 263 was charged with providing nomenclature guidelines and values in radiation oncology for use in clinical trials, data-pooling initiatives, population-based studies, and routine clinical care by standardizing: (1) structure names across image processing and treatment planning system platforms; (2) nomenclature for dosimetric data (eg, dose–volume histogram [DVH]-based metrics); (3) templates for clinical trial groups and users of an initial subset of software platforms to facilitate adoption of the standards; (4) formalism for nomenclature schema, which can accommodate the addition of other structures defined in the future. A multisociety, multidisciplinary, multinational group of 57 members representing stake holders ranging from large academic centers to community clinics and vendors was assembled, including physicists, physicians, dosimetrists, and vendors. The stakeholder groups represented in the membership included the AAPM, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), NRG Oncology, European Society for Radiation Oncology (ESTRO), Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), Children's Oncology Group (COG), Integrating Healthcare Enterprise in Radiation Oncology (IHE-RO), and Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine working group (DICOM WG); A nomenclature system for target and organ at risk volumes and DVH nomenclature was developed and piloted to demonstrate viability across a range of clinics and within the framework of clinical trials. The final report was approved by AAPM in October 2017. The approval process included review by 8 AAPM committees, with additional review by ASTRO, European Society for Radiation Oncology (ESTRO), and American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD). This Executive Summary of the report highlights the key recommendations for clinical practice, research, and trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1057-1066
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Volume100
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2018

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  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research

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American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 263 : Standardizing Nomenclatures in Radiation Oncology. / Mayo, Charles S.; Moran, Jean M.; Bosch, Walter; Xiao, Ying; McNutt, Todd; Popple, Richard; Michalski, Jeff; Feng, Mary; Marks, Lawrence B.; Fuller, Clifton D.; Yorke, Ellen; Palta, Jatinder; Gabriel, Peter E.; Molineu, Andrea; Matuszak, Martha M.; Covington, Elizabeth; Masi, Kathryn; Richardson, Susan L.; Ritter, Timothy; Morgas, Tomasz; Flampouri, Stella; Santanam, Lakshmi; Moore, Joseph A.; Purdie, Thomas G.; Miller, Robert C.; Hurkmans, Coen; Adams, Judy; Jackie Wu, Qing Rong; Fox, Colleen J.; Siochi, Ramon Alfredo; Brown, Norman L.; Verbakel, Wilko; Archambault, Yves; Chmura, Steven J.; Dekker, Andre L.; Eagle, Don G.; Fitzgerald, Thomas J.; Hong, Theodore; Kapoor, Rishabh; Lansing, Beth; Jolly, Shruti; Napolitano, Mary E.; Percy, James; Rose, Mark S.; Siddiqui, Salim; Schadt, Christof; Simon, William E.; Straube, William L.; St. James, Sara T.; Ulin, Kenneth.

In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Vol. 100, No. 4, 15.03.2018, p. 1057-1066.

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Mayo, CS, Moran, JM, Bosch, W, Xiao, Y, McNutt, T, Popple, R, Michalski, J, Feng, M, Marks, LB, Fuller, CD, Yorke, E, Palta, J, Gabriel, PE, Molineu, A, Matuszak, MM, Covington, E, Masi, K, Richardson, SL, Ritter, T, Morgas, T, Flampouri, S, Santanam, L, Moore, JA, Purdie, TG, Miller, RC, Hurkmans, C, Adams, J, Jackie Wu, QR, Fox, CJ, Siochi, RA, Brown, NL, Verbakel, W, Archambault, Y, Chmura, SJ, Dekker, AL, Eagle, DG, Fitzgerald, TJ, Hong, T, Kapoor, R, Lansing, B, Jolly, S, Napolitano, ME, Percy, J, Rose, MS, Siddiqui, S, Schadt, C, Simon, WE, Straube, WL, St. James, ST & Ulin, K 2018, 'American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 263: Standardizing Nomenclatures in Radiation Oncology', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol. 100, no. 4, pp. 1057-1066. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.12.013
Mayo, Charles S. ; Moran, Jean M. ; Bosch, Walter ; Xiao, Ying ; McNutt, Todd ; Popple, Richard ; Michalski, Jeff ; Feng, Mary ; Marks, Lawrence B. ; Fuller, Clifton D. ; Yorke, Ellen ; Palta, Jatinder ; Gabriel, Peter E. ; Molineu, Andrea ; Matuszak, Martha M. ; Covington, Elizabeth ; Masi, Kathryn ; Richardson, Susan L. ; Ritter, Timothy ; Morgas, Tomasz ; Flampouri, Stella ; Santanam, Lakshmi ; Moore, Joseph A. ; Purdie, Thomas G. ; Miller, Robert C. ; Hurkmans, Coen ; Adams, Judy ; Jackie Wu, Qing Rong ; Fox, Colleen J. ; Siochi, Ramon Alfredo ; Brown, Norman L. ; Verbakel, Wilko ; Archambault, Yves ; Chmura, Steven J. ; Dekker, Andre L. ; Eagle, Don G. ; Fitzgerald, Thomas J. ; Hong, Theodore ; Kapoor, Rishabh ; Lansing, Beth ; Jolly, Shruti ; Napolitano, Mary E. ; Percy, James ; Rose, Mark S. ; Siddiqui, Salim ; Schadt, Christof ; Simon, William E. ; Straube, William L. ; St. James, Sara T. ; Ulin, Kenneth. / American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 263 : Standardizing Nomenclatures in Radiation Oncology. In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2018 ; Vol. 100, No. 4. pp. 1057-1066.
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