Facility Questionnaire and Beam Output Audit – This procedure covers sources of variation at infrastructural and personnel levels and must be completed by all sites entering patients in studies where radiotherapy is part of the protocol treatment. It consists of filling in an online questionnaire and providing a recent external dosimetry audit report.
Benchmark Case (Dummy Run with delineation exercise) – This procedure covers sources of variation in delineation and planning. It ensures that the specific delineation and dose guidelines for a given trial are properly understood by local investigators. It consists of delineation and planning of a test patient according to study protocol.
Individual Case Review (ICR) – During the course of a trial some or all of the patients’ RT datasets will be requested for a prospective or retrospective review by a panel of experts. This procedure will cover sources of variation on a single case level.
Complex Dosimetry Check (CDC) – This procedure validates whether modern radiotherapy techniques such as IMRT, VMAT and Tomotherapy are being used correctly. It consists of providing a raw dataset and final report for a recent patient QA.
More information can be requested directly from the RTQA team.