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Regional Training Course on Quality Management in Radiotherapy

Date: August 29, 2022 – September 2, 2022
Location: Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, USA

Purpose

The purpose of the event isto 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 meeting will provide participants with the necessary background to understand the importance of quality management in radiotherapy for cervical cancer, and to start, under specialized guidance the design and implementation of their own quality management system. The outline of the course is as follow:

  • Introduction to the course: the need foranintegrated, comprehensive quality managementsystemin 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
  • Human resources
    • Qualifications and responsibilities
  • Physical resources
    • Equipment
    • Space
    • Selection and purchase of equipment
    • Acceptance and commissioning
    • Maintenance and repair
  • Financial resources
    • Operational budget
    • Investment
  • Quality and radiation protection
  • Quality and accident prevention
  • 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
    • 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
  • Continuous Education and training
  • The overall policy of the center towards quality management

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