Management of radiotherapy patients with implanted cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators: A Report of the AAPM TG-203

Academic Article

Abstract

  • © 2019 American Association of Physicists in Medicine Managing radiotherapy patients with implanted cardiac devices (implantable cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators) has been a great practical and procedural challenge in radiation oncology practice. Since the publication of the AAPM TG-34 in 1994, large bodies of literature and case reports have been published about different kinds of radiation effects on modern technology implantable cardiac devices and patient management before, during, and after radiotherapy. This task group report provides the framework that analyzes the potential failure modes of these devices and lays out the methodology for patient management in a comprehensive and concise way, in every step of the entire radiotherapy process.
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  • Medical Physics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Miften M; Mihailidis D; Kry SF; Reft C; Esquivel C; Farr J; Followill D; Hurkmans C; Liu A; Gayou O
  • Start Page

  • e757
  • End Page

  • e788
  • Volume

  • 46
  • Issue

  • 12