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Vol 6, No 2 (2001)
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Verification of measuring procedures and implementation of a new quality control system for the selectron LDR/MDR unit

Michał Waligórski, Jan Lesiak, Edward Byrski, Bożena Rozwadowska-Bogusz, Remigiusz Barańczyk, Eleonora Góra
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(01)70463-4
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2001;6(2):85-90.

open access

Vol 6, No 2 (2001)
Original papers
Published online: 2001-01-01
Submitted: 2000-12-08

Abstract

Purpose

Verification of measuring procedures and implementation in clinical practice of national (domestic) recommendations developed by the Oncology Centre- M. Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Institute in Cracow, for a quality control system for the Selectron LDR/MDR units.

Material and methods

The document entitled National (domestic) recommendations for Quality Control of units used in brachytherapy: Selectran LDR/MDR unit includes a description of control procedures and a list of equipment necessary for their implementation. In carrying out all the quality control procedures the following items were evaluated: lucidity of description, difficulty of technical implementation of procedures, as well as readability of the system of recording results in the recommended control forms.

Results and conclusions

It was found that

  • descriptions of procedures are unambiguous and clear;

  • the control system is consistent and includes problems which have an effect on secure and accurate application of radioisotope sources;

  • the recommended control forms are useful, and the information contained therein provides a full characterisation of the unit's performance.

Abstract

Purpose

Verification of measuring procedures and implementation in clinical practice of national (domestic) recommendations developed by the Oncology Centre- M. Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Institute in Cracow, for a quality control system for the Selectron LDR/MDR units.

Material and methods

The document entitled National (domestic) recommendations for Quality Control of units used in brachytherapy: Selectran LDR/MDR unit includes a description of control procedures and a list of equipment necessary for their implementation. In carrying out all the quality control procedures the following items were evaluated: lucidity of description, difficulty of technical implementation of procedures, as well as readability of the system of recording results in the recommended control forms.

Results and conclusions

It was found that

  • descriptions of procedures are unambiguous and clear;

  • the control system is consistent and includes problems which have an effect on secure and accurate application of radioisotope sources;

  • the recommended control forms are useful, and the information contained therein provides a full characterisation of the unit's performance.

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Keywords

Selectron; kontrola jakości; brachyterapia; Selectron; quality control; brachytherapy

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Title

Verification of measuring procedures and implementation of a new quality control system for the selectron LDR/MDR unit

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 6, No 2 (2001)

Pages

85-90

Published online

2001-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(01)70463-4

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2001;6(2):85-90.

Keywords

Selectron
kontrola jakości
brachyterapia
Selectron
quality control
brachytherapy

Authors

Michał Waligórski
Jan Lesiak
Edward Byrski
Bożena Rozwadowska-Bogusz
Remigiusz Barańczyk
Eleonora Góra

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