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Safety Resources - Simulated Error Training for the Physics Plan Review

Project overview:

Simulated error training is a method to practice error detection in situations where the occurrence of error is low. Such is the case for the physics plan review where a physicist may check several plans before encountering a significant problem. By simulating potentially hazardous errors, physicists can become familiar with how they manifest and learn from mistakes that can be made during a simulated plan review. To this end, the AAPM’s Working Group on the Prevention of Errors (WGPE) has developed a series of mock treatment plans/charts that include a variety of embedded errors based on the formal risk-assessment provided by AAPM’s Task Group 275 report. The mock datasets include documentation and DICOM data (images, registration files, RT dose, and RT contours) derived from common treatment planning and radiation oncology information systems. The goal of this project is to provide this data to the AAPM membership in a format that allows them to access it remotely and review it dynamically, thereby providing widespread implementation as a simulated error training module. To this end, the WGPE solicited proposals for a cloud-based solution to host the project. After reviewing several proposals, ProKnow by Elekta was selected as the winner based on its ability to meet the project needs and its inclusion in an educational grant provided by Elekta.


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This work is supported by an educational grant provided by Elekta. AAPM does not endorse ProKnow nor make any comments as to its utility.