10.8 Requirements for the Use of the Linear Accelerators

  • Maintain written quality control procedures and records of periodic and annual checks and calibrations as required by regulation.
  • Maintain written safety procedures at the control console.
  • Prior to each day of use, verify that the viewing system is operational.  Notify a radiation therapy physicist of any malfunction.   
  • Notify a radiation therapy physicist if any of the daily QC tests fall out of the acceptable range. 
  • Prior to the administration of external beam therapy, verify that the patient’s name and treatment plan agree with the authorized user physician’s written order.
  • Prior to the administration of radiation, verify the identity of the patient by more than one method.