System safety theory and human factors approach to patient safety for radiotherapy
32nd Annual CNS Conference - 2011 June 05-08


Presented at:
32nd Annual CNS Conference
2011 June 05-08
Location:
Niagara Falls, Canada
Session Title:
Radiation Applications, Dose and Medical Isotopes

Authors:
Seraphin Chally Abou (University of Minnesota Duluth)
  

Abstract

The research questions in this study while developing modern medical technology for safer applications of radiation therapy are – what medical and radiobiological effects and their quantitative models must be taken into account while defining the radiation risk. The uncertainty in the expression of these consequences for the delayed effects is one of the important problems the solution of which is necessary for radiation safety. The main principles of ensuring the radiation safety and the assessment of software technological risk developed on the basis of the intrinsic compatibility with safety systems theory, as an example, those which follow the concept of "Inherent safety" are presented in this paper.

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