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TG201: Quality Assurance of External Beam Treatment Data Transfer

R Siochi

R Siochi1*, (1) University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

MO-D-Salon AB-2 Monday 4:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM Room: Salon AB

The transfer of data along the chain from imaging to treatment in radiotherapy has been a source of errors. TG201 has written a rapid communication to deal with this issue, and is also in the process of writing a full report that details the typical environments and data communication models in radiotherapy, along with recommendations on the QA tests, philosophies and methodologies. Single database systems from single vendors as well as systems comprised of a network of mixed vendors will be explored in terms of the exchange of data among various subsystems. Methods for analyzing one’s data transfers (e.g. the data transfer matrix), the associated risks (e.g. prospective fault tree analysis), and the required tests will be presented. Along with these tests, the design of more robust clinical workflows involving data transfer procedures will be explained.
Learning Objectives:
1.Understand the various data communication models and identify the one used in your clinic.
2.Learn strategies for analyzing data transfer risks.
3.Understand the principles of robust clinical workflow design as it relates to data transfer procedures.


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