Reducing Patient Waiting Times for Radiation Therapy and Improving the Treatment Planning Process:

Babshov, V. et al. Clinical Oncology. Published online: 19 February 2017

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Highlights

  • Modelling of an entire radiotherapy planning process at a cancer treatment facility.
  • Bottleneck analysis and resource level impact quantification to reduce waiting times.
  • Additional dosimetrist improved the mean waiting time by 6.5%.
  • Removing one physicist dramatically worsened the waiting time.
  • Applicability and transportability of the model to other facilities.

Read the full abstract here

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