Guidelines for respiratory motion management in radiation therapy

J Radiat Res. 2013 May;54(3):561-8. doi: 10.1093/jrr/rrs122. Epub 2012 Dec 13.


Respiratory motion management (RMM) systems in external and stereotactic radiotherapies have been developed in the past two decades. Japanese medical service fee regulations introduced reimbursement for RMM from April 2012. Based on thorough discussions among the four academic societies concerned, these Guidelines have been developed to enable staff (radiation oncologists, radiological technologists, medical physicists, radiotherapy quality managers, radiation oncology nurses, and others) to apply RMM to radiation therapy for tumors subject to respiratory motion, safely and appropriately.

Keywords: guideline; radiotherapy; respiratory motion; respiratory motion management.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Japan
  • Movement
  • Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Patient Positioning / standards*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards*
  • Radiation Oncology / standards*
  • Radiation Protection / standards*
  • Radiotherapy, Conformal / standards*
  • Respiratory Mechanics*