Session 11b - Quality in Radiotherapy: various dimensions
- Joanna Izewska (International Atomic Energy Agency)
- Nuria Jornet ()
1. To review various quality dimensions in radiotherapy
2. To discuss the role of quality audits in radiotherapy.
Mr Kry Stephen F.
6/21/17, 11:00 AM
Dr Joanna Izewska (International Atomic Energy Agency)
6/21/17, 11:15 AM
242. Quality Assurance Team for Radiation Oncology (QUATRO): The National Center for Cancer Care & Research (NCCCR) experience
Adam Charles Shulman (Hamad Medical Corporation)
6/21/17, 11:30 AM
**Introduction:** In 2009, the National Center for Cancer Care & Research (NCCCR)-Qatar underwent major upgrade of its facility and manpower. This upgrade included the commissioning of new equipment, the implementation of new techniques and modalities as well as recruiting new staff. In order to ensure that the quality of care provided meets international standards it was essential to solicit...
238. Quality Assurance Team for Radiation Oncology (QUATRO) audit to the Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia: example of good impact on the development of radiotherapy in the institution
Suzana Stojanovic-Rundic (Department of Radiotherapy, Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia; Faculty of Medicine University of Belgrade)
6/21/17, 11:40 AM
Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia (IORS) is the largest oncology institution in Serbia, dealing with cancer prevention, health care and treatment of malignant disease. Also IORS serves as a teaching base for Faculty of Medicine. Due to external and internal problems in Serbia in the last decade of the twentieth century, the problems and difficulties have been accumulated in field...
Tomas Kron (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)
6/21/17, 11:50 AM
New Technologies in Radiation Oncology/Radiotherapy
Introduction: On June 23, 2016, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia moved to a new site in Melbourne close to Melbourne University and a large teaching hospital. The new centre opened on 27 June with four new (Varian Truebeam) and two relocated linear accelerators (21iX, Truebeam STX) in addition to a full suite of brachytherapy and special services such as total body irradiation....
274. IT safety requirements in the Radiation Therapy field: risks and solutions all over the process
Maxime Coevoet (Cliniques universitaires St-Luc)
6/21/17, 12:00 PM
**Introduction** An impressive evolution of the Information Technology (IT) tools and systems since the invention of computers has radically modified Radiation Therapy. From standalone systems with limited and dedicated functionalities, to networks of all equipment through a common system, all these developments have resulted in a tremendous enlargement of the IT area, of the data transfer...
109. Cost-effective public procurements of equipment for radiotherapy: starting point of patient's safety
Božidar Casar (Institute of Oncology Ljubljana)
6/21/17, 12:10 PM
Radiotherapy in Cancer Control Plans
Introduction Preparation of tender documentation for public procurement of expensive radiological equipment (e.g. linear accelerators, MRI and CT systems, etc.) is an important and highly demanding task. Involvement of senior professionals with broad knowledge, expertise and understanding of radiation therapy procedures and technology is essential for optimal outcome of the particular...
Eduardo Rosenblatt (IAEA)
6/21/17, 12:20 PM
Background The fall of the “iron curtain” and dissolution of the Soviet Union represented a dramatic turning point for the countries involved. In the area of radiotherapy services, it is convenient to discuss the Soviet era as opposed to the post-Soviet/ modern era. The emphasis in the Soviet Union was on providing universally available free medical care, and this appears to have been...