Despite our best efforts to standardize treatments, every radiotherapy clinic today has its own constantly evolving ecosystem of programs, workflows, and policies. Recognizing this reality, Assured RadioTherapy (ART) offers automation services tailored to each of its clients’ needs.
An automation service involves the design, initial testing, deployment, documentation, and ongoing testing, improvement, and adaptation of custom software. ART currently offers three such services: ArtCheck, ArtFlow, and ArtAssist. These services apply to all treatment modalities, as well as all Record and Verify, and planning systems.
TG-100's Failure modes and effects analysis1
Human factors, not device performance failures,
were the most commonly cited causes of the highest risk
failures. This is consistent with observations in other studies
of patient safety in radiation therapy2,3.
- Huq, M. Saiful, et al. "The report of Task Group 100 of the AAPM: Application of risk analysis methods to radiation therapy quality management." Medical physics 43.7 (2016): 4209-4262.
- Thomadsen, Bruce, et al. "Analysis of treatment delivery errors in brachytherapy using formal risk analysis techniques." International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics 57.5 (2003): 1492-1508.
Clark, Brenda G., et al. "Patient safety improvements in radiation treatment through 5 years of incident learning." Practical radiation oncology 3.3 (2013): 157-163.