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Requirement for Radiotherapy Facilities:

Measurable components in Radiation Oncology

  • Equipment :Teletherapy, Brachytherapy, Simulator, Treatment Planning System (TPS) Mould Room tools and Physics Accessories safety and Quality assurance (Dosimeters, Chambers, Survey Meters, Phantoms)
  • Personnel : Radiation Oncologist, Medical Physicist, Dosimetrist, RT Technologist
  • Logistics : Quality Assurance (QA) and inter-disciplinary co-operation

The set-up for radiotherapy facilities may be planned either as basic facilities or Optimal.  Other additional facilities may be added as per requirement and funds available.

Preferably all may be connected through networking and having tele-medicine/tele-consultation/virtual classroom/tele-radiotherapy planning facilities.

                                     (A) Basic Facilities

  • Should be able to provide services to > 80% of standard common cases seen in India
  • Taluka and District places
  • Centers may share resources between adjacent institutions

  • Minimum Equipment requirement

  • Teletherapy
    • 1 Teletherapy unit with or without  MLC, beam modifiers
  • Simulator
  • Brachytherapy (may be shared with adjacent centers)
    • 1 remote high-dose rate  brachytherapy unit
  • Planning / Verification (Accessories for safety minimum Quality Assurance)
    • Treatment Planning System

  • Personnel : as per AERB guidelines

  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Medical Physicist
  • RT Technologist

                                    (B) Optimal Facilities

  • May be able to provide Service, education and training
  • Medical Colleges with Oncology wing
  • Large district places
  • Teaching institutes with MCI recognized
  • Immediate aim : Secondary referral RT centre – every 2nd Govt. Medical College

Optional Radiotherapy Requirements

  • Teletherapy
    • Minimum Dual Energy / Single LA with / without electrons , MLC+ 1 Telecobalt with beam modifiers
    • Mould room facility
  • Brachytherapy
    • 1 High rate brachytherapy system
  • Planning & Verification
    • CT Simulator with Virtual Simulation facility
    • Treatment Planning System
    • Networking
    • Accessories for  safety and comprehensive QA

Personnel: as per AERB guidelines

  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Dosimetrist
  • RT Technologist
  • Radiotherapy Nurse

Contact Us

TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Dr. E Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012 India
Phone: +91-22- 24177000, 24146750 - 55
Fax: +91-22-24146937
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