New system for radiation oncology

A new, safer and higher-quality radiation has been developed for oncology care.  The American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine support the use of this new method. It is called RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System.The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology approved the proposal for this new system in June 2011. Radiation oncology can be dangerous for patients. This new system will provide a safer way for them to receive quality care.


This new system allows radiation oncology centers to track and report even more information. A major feature  is its ability to track safety incidents and near-misses in radiation therapy that occur at their facilities. The research collected using this new technology can be used to benefit the radiation oncology community. Radiologists will learn how to improve safety and patient care.The system allows radiation oncology institutions to track and report internal incidents, and they will also receive summary reports of the data collected throughout the county. They will get publications about providing quality health care and how to prevent errors.RO-ILS is listed as a Patient Safety Organization. This is the only medical specialty society-sponsored  learning system that has ever been within this federal organization. The Patient Safety Organization was enacted by congress in 2005 as part of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act. This was developed in response to human error. It is nearly impossible to prevent human error. Innovative technology can reduce these errors. Risk is reduced dramatically for patients, and overall health care will increase rapidly.Health care is always improving. Technology is increasing dramatically, and it has only been beneficial for patients in the US. This new system is especially beneficial for cancer patients. The treatment that cancer patients receive is harsh and could potentially cause more health problems in the long run. This new system is a safer approach to providing quality care for cancer patients. Their experience will be more positive with the use of this machine.The radiologists at the Las Vegas Imaging Center have been well-trained and provide the best quality for all their patients. There are 22 radiologists within the six Las Vegas locations. Steinberg Diagnostic keeps up with the technologic times by constantly upgrading their technology. The radiologists are consistently on their toes learning new and innovative techniques. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact 702.732.6000.

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