Real-Time Adaptive Particle Therapy Of Cancer (RAPTOR)Eal-Time Adaptive Particle Therapy Of Cancer (RAPTOR)
The high precision of PT comes as a double-edged sword since PT is normally less robust than X-ray radiotherapy. Several uncertainties, such as changes in anatomy, positioning, organ delineation and systematic uncertainties can have a significant impact on where the final dose is delivered. The reliability of PT has increased in recent years with robust treatment planning, however, it still remains sensitive to larger uncertainties that have to be minimized to exploit the full benefit of PT. The clinical workflow in PT has been adopted from conventional X-ray radiotherapy, where the treatment plan is based on the initial computed tomography (CT) scan of a patient. Since, the treatment usually lasts several weeks, it is likely that the initial treatment plan becomes less valid due to the changes of the patient anatomy as the treatment progresses.
Quality improvement through clinical audit in diagnostic and interventional radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine including therapies - QuADRANT
The project aims to promote constant improvement in quality and safety of radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine through the implementation of clinical audit as part of Member States’ healthcare systems.
The specific objectives of this project are to:
- review the status of implementation of clinical audits in the Member States;
- identify good practices in Member States and available guidance and resources for clinical audits, at national, European and international level;
- provide further guidance and recommendations on improving the implementation and
- integration of clinical audits into national healthcare systems of radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine.