*New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center Health, Valhalla, NY
†Loyola University Medical Center
#Department of Radiation Oncology, Stritch School of Medicine, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL
‡The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
§Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
∥University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer, Seattle, WA
¶Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Boca Raton, FL
**South Florida Proton Therapy Institute, Delray Beach, FL and Rakuten Medical, Inc. San Diego, CA
As of May 2015, all practice parameters and technical standards that are collaborative with Radiation Oncology societies are approved by the ACR Council Steering Committee and the ACR Board of Chancellors and will not go through the ACR Council (ACR Resolution 54, 2015). The effective date is the first day of the month after a 60-day period that begins on the date the document was approved.
Development Chronology for this Practice Parameter 2002 (Resolution 18), Revised 2007 (Resolution 41), Revised 2012 (Resolution 39), Amended 2014 (Resolution 39), Revised 2017 (Resolution 42), Revised 2022 (BOC/CSC).
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Writing Committee—members represent their societies in the initial and final revision of this practice parameter.
ACR: Mark Hurwitz, MD; Chelain R. Goodman, MD, PhD; Simon Lo, MD.
ARS: Anupama Chundury, MD; Joshua Jones, MD; Hina Saeed, MD.
Committee on Practice Parameters—Radiation Oncology (ACR Committee responsible for sponsoring the draft through the process): Naomi R. Schechter, MD, Chair; Anupriya Dayal, MD; Brian Davis, MD; Steven Jay Frank, MD; Laura Freedman, MD; Matthew Harkenrider, MD; Mark Hurwitz, MD; Simon Lo, MD; Join Y. Luh, MD; Michael Reilly, PhD; Hina Saeed, MD; Paul E. Wallner, DO; William Small Jr, MD, FACR, Chair of the Commission on Radiation Oncology.
Comment Reconciliation Committee: Join Y. Luh, MD, Chair; Derrick Siebert, MD Co-Chair; Anupama Chundury, MD; Timothy Crummy, MD; Chelain R. Goodman, MD, PhD; Mark Hurwitz, MD; Joshua Jones, MD; Amy Kotsenas, MD; Simon Lo, MD; Hina Saeed, MD; Naomi R. Schechter, MD; William Small, Jr, MD, FACR.
M.D.H.: Advisor to Boston Scientific and Neotherma. C.R.G.: American Society Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) Career Development Award to End Breast Cancer NIH/NCI K12 Clinical Scientist Institutional Career Development Program Award. S.S.L.: Elekta AB—Member, Gamma Knife ICON Expert Group (Ended January 1, 2023). W.S.Jr: Carl Zeiss, honoraria, and travel expenses for DSMB service. ACR Radiation Oncology Commission. N.R.S.: Employment relationships with South Florida Proton Therapy Institute and Rakuten-Medical, Inc. (Medical Director). The remaining authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Mark D. Hurwitz, MD, New York Medical College, 40 Sunshine Cottage Road and Westchester Medical Center Health, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595. E-mail: [email protected].