A rigorous program of continuous equipment testing, treatment monitoring, and independent review ensures the safety of our patients. Our department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which provides a third-party, impartial peer review and evaluation of patient care. Before granting accreditation, the ACR assesses quality and safety of patient care, documentation of policies and procedures, equipment maintenance, and treatment planning records.
Radiation oncologists, technicians, physicists, and equipment specialists perform safety checks at every step of the treatment process — from the day radiotherapy machines are installed to the planning and delivery of each treatment.
These checks ensure radiation therapy treatments are appropriate and customized for each patient. They provide an opportunity to review every patient's treatment plan and make modifications as necessary. Plus, they create an environment where safety — and its improvement — is an intrinsic part of treatment.
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