Quality Assurance

Quality assurance and quality control are essential components of the work done by Medical Physics.

Radiation Oncology

Medical Physics provides support to the Department of Radiation Oncology by providing:

  • Quality control on radiation therapy treatment units
  • Technical support and quality control for brachytherapy
  • TLD monitoring for clinical and research activities

Cancer Imaging / Screen Test:
Alberta Program for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Quality assurance and quality control for diagnostic imaging modalities is also provided by Medical Physics. This includes equipment in the Departments of Cancer Imaging and Radiation Oncology at the Cross Cancer Institute, as well as the breast screening program of the Screen Test | Alberta Health Services.

The Quality Assurance area is staffed by:

  • One Medical Physicist responsible for Cancer Imaging/Screen Test
  • One equivalent Medical Physicist responsible for Radiation Oncology (these duties are actually shared between several Medical Physicist)

Physics Quality Assurance:
c/o Medical Physics Department,
Cross Cancer Institute,
11560 University Avenue,
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2.