Patient Safety

  • Patient safety is of the utmost concern to radiation oncologists and safety considerations are woven into all aspects of clinical practice. The field of radiation oncology is complex and rapidly evolving, and the safe delivery of radiation therapy requires the coordinated efforts of the entire radiation oncology team.
  • RO-ILSThe mission of RO-ILS is to facilitate safer and higher quality care in radiation oncology by providing a mechanism for shared learning in a secure and non-punitive environment.
    Target SafelyTarget Safely focuses ASTRO’s resources on improving patient safety and reducing the chances of medical errors during radiation therapy treatments.
    Radiation Disaster ManagementRadiation oncologists have a civic duty to become principal resources in emergency preparedness measures in the event of a nuclear/radiologic incident or disaster.