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Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine, Cyclotron Operational Go-Live support

The success of Radiotherapy, or a Nuclear Medicine or a Cyclotron Centre belongs to those that are based on achieving and sustaining excellence in quality, safety, efficiency and results.

 

The investment in high standards Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine and Cyclotron Centres is only completed when you get the adequate expertise of your operating teams. The required knowledge to operate these complex Units demands not only theoretical training but also practical support in your own facility from day one until the team is autonomous.

Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine, Cyclotron Operational Go-Live support

Radiotherapy Operational Go-Live support

Implement working procedures and Quality programs for the start-up phase of a new Radiotherapy Center

 

Our team will help you to start the operation in your Radiotherapy Center, regardless of the brand you choose - including Varian®, Elekta® or Siemens® - by defining working procedures, creating Service materials, writing down protocols, implementing workflows, methods and Quality Assurance programs according to best international practices.

 

Mercurius Health will help you optimize and make the best use of the newest technologies in your practice.

 

We have an expert team in all advanced technologies trained in all major radiation therapy technologies – including IMRT, IGRT, RapidArc, VMAT or SRS.

 

Hands-on training during the start-up phase of a new Radiotherapy Centre

 

Local team on-the-job training during the start-up phase of your Centre, providing reliable, more responsive and security to the performed activities.

Side by side with local team Mercurius Health will perform daily activity, for each area of work – Clinical, Physics, Dosimetry and Unit – according to your needs. Local team will be learning and acquiring confidence in each performed activity.

 

Operational Go-Live support to your Radiotherapy Centre - What does it include?

  • Definition of working procedures for each treatment technique, including the treatment planning process;
  • Assistance in the preparation of forms for quality assurance (QA) and treatment prescription;
  • Comprehensive audit of beam data;
  • Implementation of the reference QA for special techniques application (IMRT, Radiosurgery, VMAT or RapidArc);
  • Training (hands-on) for all members of the clinical team to improve quality and workflow efficiency;
  • Knowledge transfer at your center location;
  • Remote treatment plans and physician / physicist / dosimetrist consultation services, whenever you need.


Operational Support – benefits

  • Hands-on training validates your staff’s new core competencies;
  • Optimizes the clinical application of technology;
  • Time savings arising from experience and process optimization;
  • Accelerates integration of new and advanced treatment modalities;
  • Enables the Centre to treat complex cases.


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Nuclear Medicine and Cyclotron Operational Go-Live support

Implement working procedures and Quality programs for the start-up phase of a new Nuclear Medicine Center or a Cyclotron Site

 

Our team will help you to start the operation in your Nuclear Medicine Center, regardless the type of equipment (Gamma-Camera or PET/CT or PET/MRI) or the brand you choose - including Philips®, GE® or Siemens® -, by defining working procedures, creating Service materials, writing down protocols, implementing workflows, methods and Quality Assurance programs according to best international practices.

Our team can support the start-up phase and daily operation of your Cyclotron Centre, regardless the type of equipment (micro-cyclotron, mini-cyclotron, baby-cyclotron) or the brand you choose - including ABT®, GE®, or IBA®.

 

Mercurius Health will help you optimize and make the best use of the newest technologies in your practice.

 

We have an expert team, trained in all major equipments, that will help your team from the simplest exam to the most complicated one or to a treatment situation.

 

Mercurius Health is to be your partner on routine operation and technical maintenance of your radiopharmaceutical production site, including cyclotron operation and maintenance, and radiochemistry/radiopharmacy/QC GMP Lab operations.

 

Hands-on training during the start-up phase of a new Nuclear Medicine Centre or Cyclotron Unit

On-the-job training to the local team during the start-up phase of your Centre, providing reliable, more responsive and security to the performed activities.

 

Side by side with local team Mercurius Health will perform daily activity, for each area of work – Clinical, Physics, Technical, Radiopharmaceutical – according to your needs. Local team will be learning and acquiring confidence in each performed activity.

 

Operational Go-Live support to your Nuclear Medicine or Cyclotron Centre - What does it include?

  • Support to the definition of working procedures for each exam type or treatment technique;
  • Assistance in the preparation of forms for quality assurance (QA);
  • Implementation of the reference Quality Assurance for special situations;
  • Radiopharmaceutical production and quality control operations under GMP international regulations;
  • Training (hands-on) for all members of the clinical team to improve quality and workflow efficiency;
  • Knowledge transfer at your center location;
  • Remote exams reports and physician / physicist consultation services, whenever you need.


Operational Support – benefits

  • Hands-on training validates your staff’s new core competencies;
  • Optimizes the clinical application of technology;
  • Time savings arising from experience and process optimization;
  • Accelerates integration of new and advanced exams or treatments modalities;
  • Enables the Centre to deal with complex cases.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What information does Mercurius Health need prior to the execution of the job?

In Radiotherapy Centers, Mercurius Health needs to know what measurement equipment, Linac and TPS does the client has besides the vendor and models identification. Linac description, including energies and add-on information is also required. We also need to know which treatment techniques are you intending to use.

In Nuclear Medicine Centers, Mercurius Health needs to know what measurement equipment, Gamma-Camera and PET does the client has besides the vendor and models identification. We also need to know which type of exams and treatment techniques you are intending to use.

 

To whom will be given the support?

It depends on your specific needs. Mercurius Health activity is focused on physicians, physicists, dosimetrists and technicians.

 

How long does it take a full start-up program?

It depends on the size of local team, on the background of the team, on how many treatment techniques or exams are being implemented. Normally we recommend not less than a six month period to consolidate local team knowledge and practice experience but it depends on the extend of the needs.

 

Where will be given the training?

It will take place at your Centre location, using your own resources.

 

After Mercurius Health leaves how can we clarify some doubts, during the treatment process itself?

Mercurius Health can offer real-time consultant services and give some practical recommendations.

 

Does Mercurius Health have experience with my specific Linac or TPS model and Gamma-Camera or PET/CT model?

In Radiotherapy, Mercurius Health team is proficient in all of the following major equipment vendors:

Varian, Elekta and Siemens.

PTW, SunNuclear and IBA.

Varian Eclipse, Elekta XiO and Monaco, BrainLab iPlan and BrainScan, Oncentra MasterPlan

In Nuclear Medicine, Mercurius Health team is proficient in all of the following major equipment vendors:

Philips, GE and Siemens

 

What material is handled to me?

At the end of the service a CD is given to the costumer, including all written processes and protocols, a general report describing the entire process and final results.  

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