2011 Article ICNCT14 Neutron Sources. Reactors

Quality management in BNCT at a nuclear research reactor

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   Wolfgang Sauerwein,Raymond Moss,Finn Stecher-Rasmussen,Jürgen Rassow,Andrea Wittig,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: Each medical intervention must be performed respecting Health Protection directives, with special attention to Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC). This is the basis of safe and reliable treatments. BNCT must apply QA programs as required for performance and safety in (conventional) radiotherapy facilities, including regular testing of performance characteristics (QC). Furthermore, the well-established Quality Management (QM) system of the nuclear reactor used has to be followed. Organization of these complex QM procedures is offered by the international standard ISO 9001:2008.