Daily Course Evaluation
Overall and Administration Evaluation

Regional Training Course on Quality Management in Radiotherapy

Date: 22 March – 02 April 2021 [Original Dates: December 7-11, 2020]
Location: Virtual Event

Application Deadline for Nominee(s) of Invited IAEA Member States: 20 January 2021

Purpose

The purpose of this virtual training course is to present the elements of a quality management program to an audience of teams from every centre integrated by a Radiation Oncologist, a Medical Physicist and a Radiotherapy Technologist.

Scope and Nature

The outline of the course is as follow:

  • Introduction to the course: the need for integrated, comprehensive quality management in radiotherapy
  • What is quality in radiotherapy?
  • The differences between quality management, quality assurance and quality control
  • The management of quality: quality management systems (with a focus on ISO9001 standard)
  • The radiotherapy process workflow
  • Human resources (RTTs, radiation oncologists and medical physicists):
    • Qualifications: adequate education, training and recognition of all the professional involved [with reference to IAEA guidelines, e.g. International BSS, Human Health Series 25 for medical physicists]
    • Roles and responsibilities of RTTs, radiation oncologists and medical physicists
    • Continuous Professional Development Staffing [with reference to IAEA documents: Human Health Report 13 and 15]
  • Infrastructure, equipment and maintenance:
    • Equipment
    • Space
    • Selection and purchase of equipment
    • Acceptance, commissioning and routine quality checks and relevant documentation and protocols
    • Maintenance and repair
  • Financial resources
    • Operational budget
    • Investment
  • Quality and radiation protection
  • Policies and procedures
  • Documentation management: from quality policy to checklists and records
  • Monitoring and continuous improvement in Quality Management
    • Quality management committee
    • Radiation protection committee
    • Continuous quality improvement
      • Chart rounds
      • Patient clinic
      • Peer review
      • Morbidity and mortality
      • Incidents and accidents reporting
  • Quality Controls
    • Dosimetry
    • Prescription
    • Simulation and tumor delineation
    • Data transfer
    • The plan
    • Delivery
    • End of treatment and consultation
    • Treatment equipment
    • QA equipment
  • Quality audits, including the IAEA’s QUATRO methodology
  • Quality Certifications
  • The overall policy of the center towards quality management