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Quality assurance in radiotherapy: the importance of medical physics staffing levels. Recommendations from an ESTRO/EFOMP joint task group

Belletti, S.; Dutreix, A.; Garavaglia, G.; Gfirtner, H.; Haywood, J.; Jessen, K.A.; Lamm, Inger-Lena LU ; Mijnheer, B.; Noel, A. and Nusslin, F., et al. (1996) In Radiotherapy and Oncology 41(9). p.89-94
Abstract
The safe application of ionising radiation for diagnosis and therapy requires a high level of knowledge of the underlying processes and of quality assurance. Sophisticated modern equipment can be used effectively for complicated diagnostic and therapeutic techniques only with adequate physics support. In the light of recent analyses and recommendations by national and international societies a joint working group of representatives from ESTRO (European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) and from EFOMP (European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics) was set up to assess the necessary staffing levels for physics support to radiotherapy. The method used to assess the staffing levels, the resulting recommendations and... (More)
The safe application of ionising radiation for diagnosis and therapy requires a high level of knowledge of the underlying processes and of quality assurance. Sophisticated modern equipment can be used effectively for complicated diagnostic and therapeutic techniques only with adequate physics support. In the light of recent analyses and recommendations by national and international societies a joint working group of representatives from ESTRO (European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) and from EFOMP (European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics) was set up to assess the necessary staffing levels for physics support to radiotherapy. The method used to assess the staffing levels, the resulting recommendations and examples of their practical application are described. (Less)
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Quality assurance, Radiotherapy, Medical physics, Core tasks, Staffing levels
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Radiotherapy and Oncology
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41
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10.1016/S0167-8140(96)91799-5
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  abstract     = {The safe application of ionising radiation for diagnosis and therapy requires a high level of knowledge of the underlying processes and of quality assurance. Sophisticated modern equipment can be used effectively for complicated diagnostic and therapeutic techniques only with adequate physics support. In the light of recent analyses and recommendations by national and international societies a joint working group of representatives from ESTRO (European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) and from EFOMP (European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics) was set up to assess the necessary staffing levels for physics support to radiotherapy. The method used to assess the staffing levels, the resulting recommendations and examples of their practical application are described.},
  author       = {Belletti, S. and Dutreix, A. and Garavaglia, G. and Gfirtner, H. and Haywood, J. and Jessen, K.A. and Lamm, Inger-Lena and Mijnheer, B. and Noel, A. and Nusslin, F. and Rosenow, U. and Schneider, P. and Seelentag, W. and Sheriff, S. and Svensson, H. and Thwaites, D.},
  issn         = {1879-0887},
  keyword      = {Quality assurance,Radiotherapy,Medical physics,Core tasks,Staffing levels},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {89--94},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Radiotherapy and Oncology},
  title        = {Quality assurance in radiotherapy: the importance of medical physics staffing levels. Recommendations from an ESTRO/EFOMP joint task group},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-8140(96)91799-5},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {1996},
}