‘With great power comes great responsibility’: An impetus for quality and safety in radiation oncology

Chilkuri, Madhavi, Millar, Jeremy, and Adams, Gerard (2022) ‘With great power comes great responsibility’: An impetus for quality and safety in radiation oncology. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 66 (2). pp. 242-248.

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Strict quality control and vigilance at every step is essential to maintain rigour and ensure quality and safety in radiation oncology. The scientific knowledge and technological capabilities we possess give us enormous power to deliver specialised and complex treatments and improve health outcomes for our cancer patients. However, this requires development of whole system performance and its evaluation against established standards and benchmarks. It calls for organisational commitment and active participation of managers and clinical teams in quality improvement initiatives. In addition to medical physicists and radiation therapist, radiation oncologists, including trainees, must accept important leadership responsibilities to maintain a positive safety culture.

Item ID: 73287
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1754-9485
Keywords: quality, quality improvement, radiation oncology, safety, standards
Copyright Information: © 2022 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 08:19
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3211 Oncology and carcinogenesis > 321110 Radiation therapy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions @ 100%
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