Publication - 2011
This white paper critically evaluates guidance and literature on the safe delivery of IMRT, with a primary focus on recommendations to prevent human error and methods to reduce or eliminate mistakes or machine malfunctions that can lead to catastrophic failures. It places the potential dangers of IMRT into two categories: environmental risks related to lack of sufficient QA, misuse of procedures and equipment, inadequate staff coming education and other similar factors and technical hazards such as deficient validation of treatment delivery parameters or improper use of one or more parts of the planning and delivery process. The white paper offers recommendations for supporting a culture of safety for IMRT in both of these domains.Read the executive summaryRead the full statement
ResourcesASTRO’s IMRT Model Policy
Author SocietyAmerican Society for Radiation Oncology
EndorsementsAmerican Association of Physicists in MedicineAmerican Association of Medical DosimetristsAmerican Society of Radiologic Technologist
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