RTsafe helps radiosurgery departments prepare for ISRS certification

Radiosurgery departments aiming to achieve International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) certification can now streamline their preparation process with the help of RTsafe. As a provider of end-to-end stereotactic radiosurgery products and services, RTsafe has launched a dedicated consulting service to help applicants achieve the quality assurance and patient safety requirements of ISRS.

The certification service mandates that radiosurgery departments demonstrate proficiency in their processes and procedures through comprehensive review and documentation. To ensure a successful dosimetry audit, RTsafe says centres can now draw on its expertise, which employs the same equipment and methodology used by ISRS auditors.

The company’s consulting services provide guidance and support to identify areas for improvement and develop strategies to meet the exacting standards established by ISRS. Centres gain access to a comprehensive package comprising a Prime phantom combined with Remote Dosimetry Services. RTsafe’s Prime provides dosimetry in a true-to-life human anatomy phantom, while the company’s Remote Dosimetry Services are fully outsourced quality control processes for radiation oncology, verifying point, 2D and 3D dosimetric and geometric accuracy through independent measurements.

Results of RTsafe’s evaluation are reported using selected gamma passing rates, specifically designed for stereotactic radiosurgery plan analysis. These passing rates are in accordance with the tolerance limits proposed by ISRS.

“By partnering with RTsafe, radiosurgery departments can proactively enhance their practices, ensuring the utmost precision and safety in patient treatments,” said ISRS certification committee chair Ian Paddick. “RTsafe’s extensive experience in external dosimetry evaluation and adherence to ISRS guidelines make it the ideal choice for centres aspiring to attain ISRS certification.”

Picture: ISRS certification committee chair Ian Paddick.

Published on page 10 of the July 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.

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