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Analysis and Investigation for the Status of Radiation Therapy QA in Korea
Korean Journal of Medical Physics 2010;21(2):223-231
Published online June 25, 2010
© 2010 Korean Society of Medical Physics.

Sang Hoon Lee*, Juree Kim*, Sam Ju Cho, Kwang Hwan Cho, Chunil Lim§, Hyeog Ju Kim§, Hyundo Huh, Dong Oh Shin, Sooil Kwon#, Jinho Choi

*Cheil General Hospital & Women's Healthcare Center, Department of Radiation Oncology, Kwandong University College of Medicine,Department of Radiology Science, Eulji University, Seoul, Department of Radiation Oncology, Soonchunhyang University, Boocheon, §National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation, Seoul, Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, KyungHee University, #Department of Medical Physics, Kyonggi University, Seoul, Department of Radiation Oncology, Gacheon Medical School, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea
Abstract
We have taken surveys about total 72 departments of radiation oncology which is performing the treatment with linear accelerator and brachytherapy unit in Korea. The survey was included the research about the linear accelerator, brachytherapy, Also, we surveyed the various performance (QA period, manpower, time) of quality control for understanding of efficiency. The survey results show that the QA test of daily and weekly are almost same comparing to USA and Europe but the QA performance of monthly and yearly in Korea are 15.5 which is less than USA and Europe recommended QA item number of 17 to 21. The manpower and QA time in Korea also lower than 50% of USA and Europe recommended because the manpower and QA time limitation in Korea. It will be expected that the manual of quality management in each clinic could be appropriately established when combining the present results with previously published AAPM TG-40 and other protocols.
Keywords : Linear accelerator, Brachytherapy, Quality assurance


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