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Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to assess the predisposing factors for occupational stress within the Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program (RRRP), radiation therapists (RTs), and registered nurses (RNs) at the Odette Cancer Centre (OCC). ...

AuthorKoo K et al.
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research

Purpose/Aim The technology and techniques of Radiation Therapy (RT) are evolving in complexity at an exponential rate. This evolution, a double edge sword, improves outcomes, but also increases the potential for error in treatment delivery. For patients ...

Author Liszewski B

Background and Purpose Although radiation therapy students are highly interested in providing palliative and end-of-life care (PEOLC), students often lack understanding of what palliative care is and express a lack of confidence when interacting with p ...

AuthorFeuz C, Rosewall T, Willis S
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research

In our collective enthusiasm to diagnose and treat disease, a growing body of evidence indicates that we may often be doing too much of a good thing.12345 “Overdiagnosis” is now widely recognised to occur when people are labelled with or treated for a dis ...

AuthorPathirana T, Clark J, Moynihan R
Type of Data Source
  • Other Records

Abstract Quality is a ubiquitous term in medical radiation technology; technologists, programs, and organizations emphasize the importance of “quality care,” yet the concept of what is encompassed by the term, how it is built and measured, and who is the ...

AuthorGillan C, Davis C-A, Moran K, French J, Liszewski B

There have been many changes in diagnostic imaging in more than 30 years that I have been a medical radiation technologist. Images are now captured and stored electronically, no more chemicals required! We have seen the introduction of new modalities, inc ...

AuthorDelaney S

Aim This article reports the changes made from 2009–2012 to the external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) preparation and treatment process provided to pediatric patients at the Tom Baker Cancer Center (TBCC) Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Background The ...

AuthorJacques A, Udowicz M, Bayliss Y, Jensen K
Type of Data Source
  • Other Records

Introduction This study examines the current employment situations and experiences of a targeted sample of medical radiation technologists in the 50+ age range in British Columbia who specialize in radiation therapy (radiation therapists). Although pre ...

AuthorWilson J
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research

Background A reproducible method of classifying events and severity that addresses the full spectrum of incidents and resulting patient risk is an essential element of any incident reporting system. The Canadian Partnership for Quality in Radiotherapy (C ...

AuthorLiszewski B et al.
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research

Background Radiation therapy involves a complex, multi-step process of delivering treatment using the expertise of an interprofessional team. Errors occur rarely, but when they do occur they can cause significant negative consequences for the patient tha ...

AuthorBolderston A, Di Prospero L S, French J, Adams R
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research