Medical Physicist, Swedish Cancer Institute
Physicists are also juxtaposed between the need to perform required patient safety tasks (e.g. plan checks) and the need to treat a patient in a timely fashion. The National Cancer Institute in the United States has made recommendations for clinical trial participants to tailor QA and the intensity of the QA to achieve maximum efficiencies considering the objectives of the clinical trial. AAPM TG-100 describes a quality management methodology to help identify more effective and efficient ways to enhance safety and quality. This talk will focus on how physicists can use these ideals to tailor their programs for maximum efficiency and efficacy. It will also emphasize the need to expect the unexpected.