Published 19.09.2008 , updated: 13.11.2009, 14:20
The programme is performed by the multidisciplinary “KVIST Group” and aims to stimulate collaboration by focussing on clinical, technical and administrative problems that can be addressed and solved on a national level. An important objective is to establish a positive attitude towards quality assurance and better communication between centres and the various professions and professionals involved in radiotherapy, i.e. the oncologists, medical physicists and radiation therapy technologists. Information is also provided to other stakeholders such as health authorities and hospital administrators.The KVIST groupThe KVIST Group has, since 2005, comprised of 3 physicists, 2 oncologists and 1 radiation technologist, all professionals in shared positions between a radiation therapy department in a hospital and the NRPA. The KVIST group coordinates a national reference group which again proposes working groups with a range of mandates, all with consideration to multicenter representation and in close collaboration with the medical societies.KVIST ongoing workThe KVIST initiative has been a driving force in improving the quality of radiation treatment of cancer patients on a national basis, and has caused a range of harmonised national recommendations. This is achieved through a wide range of activities covering e.g.