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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

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ALERT, José  y  PEREZ, Lourdes. PROPOSITION OF A QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM OF RADIOTHERAPY IN CHILDREN: MEDICAL ASPECTS. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2005, vol.77, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3119.

Radiotherapy is one of the basic therapeutic tools in the attention of malignant tumors in children. To guarantee the objectives of the radiant treatment it is necessary to apply a Quality Assurance Program comprising the medical and physical aspects closely related. In this paper, we refer to a proposition of the Quality Assurance Program of Radiotherapy in children in its medical aspects. The program will be applied to every child undergoing radiant treatment and it will be a subprogram within the National Quality Assurance Program. Among the medical aspects, we find: a) the treatment programs or policies; b) the technical and physical elements, such as controls in simulation equipment, irradiation, etc., and the correct daily application of the indicated and planned treatment; and c) periodical reviews of the treatment programs, follow-up of cases and obtained results. Each separate paragraph includes: 1) aspects to be audited, and 2) how to audit. From the above, it is inferred the need to have and apply a Quality Assurance Program of the radiant treatment guaranteeing a treatment with optimum quality.

Palabras clave : Radiotherapy in children; Quality Assurance Program; auditing of radiant treatments.

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