The development of an interdepartmental audit as part of a physics quality assurance programme for external beam therapy.
A cost-effective audit system has been developed that will both detect systematic error in data and procedures and evaluate the quality assurance programme provided by a physics department for radiotherapy.
The audit has been developed for external beam radiotherapy and assesses one modality and one treatment machine per year.
The audit is carried out on an interdepartmental basis and can be undertaken by two physicists from each department in one working day.
The method of assessing the quality assurance programme and the schedule of measurements are described.
The process is illustrated using the results of trial audits between the medical physics departments at Coventry and Leicester.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement, Homme, Radiothérapie, Analyse avantage coût, Assurance qualité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Treatment, Human, Radiotherapy, Cost benefit analysis, Quality assurance
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0272586
Code Inist : 002B26N. Création : 199406.