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  • Radiation Therapy (RATH)   2312
    Quality Management in Radiation Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Focuses on the evolution of quality management (QM) programs and continuing quality improvements in radiation oncology. Topics include the need for quality assurance (QA) checks; QA of the clinical aspects and chart checks; film checks; the various types of evaluations and tests performed on simulators, megavoltage therapy equipment and therapy planning units; the role of radiation therapists in QM programs; legal and regulatory implications for maintaining appropriate QM guidelines as well as the role of computers and information systems within the radiation oncology department. Prerequisite: Admission to Radiation Therapy program and ARRT certification; Radiation Therapy 2302, 2311, 2322 and 2332; all with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (3 lecture hours)