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Unintended doses in radiotherapy-over, under and outside?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Byrne


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Radiotherapy is a safe treatment; nevertheless, national reporting of serious incidents allows investigation of potential harm to individuals and failing safety culture. UK guidance has previously been limited to overexposures, but underexposures will be included in the new legislation, and positioning errors have also been explicitly included in recent guidance. This commentary reviews current guidance and suggests practical approaches to the additional categories, including the definition of a local error margin.

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Author(s): Eaton DJ, Byrne JP, Cosgrove VP, Thomas SJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Radiology

Year: 2018

Volume: 91

Issue: 1084

Online publication date: 18/01/2018

Acceptance date: 21/12/2017

ISSN (print): 0007-1285

ISSN (electronic): 1748-880X

Publisher: British Institute of Radiology


DOI: 10.1259/bjr.20170863

PubMed id: 29293373


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