10.7 Requirements for Use of High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy Unit

  • Maintain written records of QC testing, source changes and other system testing.
  • Maintain written operation and emergency procedures at the operator station.
  • Prior to each day of use, check the operation of the radiation monitor, video monitoring system and interlock functions.
  • Prior to the administration of radiation, verify that the patient’s name and treatment plan agree with the authorized user’s written order.
  • Prior to treatment, verify the identity of the patient by more than one method.
  • Contact EHS prior to each source change.
  • An ambient radiation level survey must be completed and documented after each source change prior to use for patient treatment.  Contact EHS to arrange for the survey.