As precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 are put into place, more workers are going into a remote working environment. This is a learning experience for some radiation oncology departments and can result in disruptions to typical clinical workflows. For our ClearCheck users, we’ve highlighted four features that should help with communication and reduced or staggered staffing.
“We just started an SBRT program, and I planned that first case remotely. I ran Collision Check to confirm the angles would work with the patient’s set up. We did bring the patient in for a dry run on day one, just in case, but the Collision Check proved to be accurate because all of the angles cleared. I now use this feature on every patient.”
– Tanya Bass, dosimetrist at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center
Messages can be created, with the Eclipse user and time of message logged.
Can be saved as a PDF to send electronically to the planner or viewed within ClearCheck itself.
No changes to template, just instruction to planner regarding an OAR in the template.
Change to standard template with note from physician – the bold of the constraint also indicates a change has been made to alert the planner to a deviation from standard dose constraints.
Comment that target coverage achieved is acceptable.
A non-coplanar brain IMRT case with offset isocenter. Collision check indicates all beams are passing.
written by Kalin Shipman
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