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UK faces mandatory in vivo radiotherapy dose checks

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK is facing calls for routine in vivo radiotherapy dosimetry checks to be made mandatory, in light of the "small proportion" of errors that continue to occur among the more than four million radiotherapy doses given annually. The alarm was raised today by the chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, with the publication of his 2006 report on the state of public health.

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