Role of Medical PhysicsThe Medical Physicist ensures safe and accurate use of radiation.
- They assess risks to patients and personnel.
- Create radiation protection and education and training of staff.
- Perform accurate measurements and calculations.
- Develop Quality Assurance and Quality Management programs to comply with State Regulations.
State RegulationsThe Medical Physicist will assist you with state regulatory agency compliance, as this may not be a complete list. They may require documentation of the following with appropriate recordkeeping., but refer to the regulations for a complete list.
Room Survey & Shielding report
Commissioning and Acceptance Testing
Occupational Exposure Reports (monthly badge reports)
Radiation Safety Training – Employees
Quality Assurance/Radiation Protection – Employee and patient safety including assessment of dose
Quality Management Program - It is important to have a physicist evaluate all x-ray equipment on a regular basis
*Note: requirements for Electronic Brachytherapy (EBT) may be different than Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)
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