Eduard Gershkevitsh
University of Tartu
Imaging phantomQuality assuranceRadiologyTest caseHealth careWorkflowMedical physicsAuditRadiation treatment planningExternal beam radiotherapyPelvisBone marrowProstate cancerDose-volume histogramRectumRadiotherapy treatment planningNuclear medicineNational auditAnthropomorphic phantomHead and neckRadiation therapyMedicineDosimetry
Publications 16
#1Jenny Bertholet (University of Bern)H-Index: 10
#2Marianne C. Aznar (University of Oxford)H-Index: 31
Last. Ludvig Paul Muren (Aarhus University Hospital)H-Index: 31
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Background and purpose The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed changes in radiotherapy (RT) departments worldwide. Medical physicists (MPs) are key healthcare professionals in maintaining safe and effective RT. This study reports on MPs experience during the first pandemic peak and explores the consequences on their work. Methods A 39-question survey on changes in departmental and clinical practice and on the impact for the future was sent to the global MP community. A total of 433 responses were anal...
#1Pavel Kazantsev (IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency)H-Index: 4
#2Wolfgang Lechner (Medical University of Vienna)H-Index: 8
Last. Joanna Izewska (IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency)H-Index: 19
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AbstractBackground: The IAEA has developed and tested an on-site, end-to-end IMRT/VMAT dosimetry audit methodology for head and neck cases using an anthropomorphic phantom. The audit methodology is...
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#1Tania Santos (UC: University of Coimbra)H-Index: 5
Last. Joanna Izewska (IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Purpose The IAEA newly developed “end-to-end” audit methodology for on-site verification of IMRT dose delivery has been carried out in Portugal in 2018. The main goal was to evaluate the physical aspects of the head and neck (H&N) cancer IMRT treatments. This paper presents the national results. Methods All institutions performing IMRT treatments in Portugal, 20 out of 24, have voluntarily participated in this audit. Following the adopted methodology, a Shoulder, Head and Neck End-to-En...
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#1Tania SantosH-Index: 5
Last. Joanna IzewskaH-Index: 19
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#1Bozidar CasarH-Index: 2
Last. Csilla PesznyákH-Index: 5
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Medical physics is a health profession where principles of applied physics are mostly directed towards the application of ionizing radiation in medicine. The key role of the Medical physics expert in safe and effective use of ionizing radiation in medicine was widely recognized in recent European reference documents like the European Union Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM (2014), and European Commission Radiation Protection No. 174, European Guidelines on Medical Physics Expert (2014). Also the...
5 CitationsSource
#2Csilla PesznyakH-Index: 1
Last. Jacob Van Dyk (IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency)H-Index: 15
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AbstractBackground and purpose. One of the newer audit modalities operated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) involves audits of treatment planning systems (TPS) in radiotherapy. The main focus of the audit is the dosimetry verification of the delivery of a radiation treatment plan for three-dimensional (3D) conformal radiotherapy using high energy photon beams. The audit has been carried out in eight European countries – Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia, Polan...
18 CitationsSource
#2A. CavacoH-Index: 1
Last. Joanna Izewska (IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Background and purpose The Medical Physics Division of the Portuguese Physics Society (DFM_SPF) in collaboration with the IAEA, carried out a national auditing project in radiotherapy, between September 2011 and April 2012. The objective of this audit was to ensure the optimal usage of treatment planning systems. The national results are presented in this paper. Material and methods The audit methodology simulated all steps of external beam radiotherapy workflow, from image acquisition ...
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#2Csilla PesznyákH-Index: 5
Last. Joanna Izewska (IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency)H-Index: 19
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#1L. RutonjskiH-Index: 2
#2B. PetrovicH-Index: 4
Last. Eduard GershkevitshH-Index: 6
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#1B. PetrovicH-Index: 4
#2L. RutonjskiH-Index: 2
Last. I. Djan
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