# Monday, 08 February 2010
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In a recent series of articles in the NY Times, Walt Bogdanich uncovered an alarming series of radiation treatment errors associated with implementation of new computerized treatment technologies such as IMRT. Based on this article, reporting hundreds of cases, some of them fatal, it appears that a variety of causes are associated with errors, including inadequate training of physicists and radiation therapists, difficulty physically validating computer-generated treatment plans, over-reliance on reliability of computer technology and inadequacy of traditional radiation oncology quality assurance approaches in the era of new technologies.

Monday, 08 February 2010 11:42:04 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback