Onsite Physics & Dosimitry FAQs
Radiation Oncology Physics

Onsite Physics &
Dosimetry FAQs

Proven Partnership for Optimized Treatment Outcomes

Questions You Should Ask When Evaluating Onsite Physics
or Dosimetry Options  

  1. How long does it take to hire a physicist?
  2. Can you help me continue to treat patients while recruiting a physicist for my center?
  3. I’ve never hired a physicist.  What should I look for?
  4. What happens if the physicist takes a vacation or is away for training?
  5. What resources will I need to purchase for the physicist?
  6. What is included with your service?
  7. How do you guarantee quality?
  8. How can I contact you?

  

1. How long does it take to hire a physicist?

The time required to hire a physicist depends on your specific needs.  More experienced physicists take longer to hire.  A typical timeline to identify, recruit and hire a junior physicist is 1-3 months, while it may take 3-6 months or longer to recruit a senior physicist, depending on necessary experiences, skills sets and other requirements.

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2. Can you help me continue to treat patients while recruiting a physicist for my center?

While we identify and recruit the right physicist for your center (appropriate skills, experience and fit), Landauer Medical Physics will bridge the gap with one of our senior medical physicists, who is highly qualified in diverse environments, procedures and equipment.

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3. I’ve never hired a physicist.  What should I look for?

Landauer Medical Physics has hired hundreds of high-quality medical physicists.  We have access to a wide network of potential candidates, and understand the criteria that make a successful physicist, and how to evaluate the quality of candidates.  Furthermore, we work closely with your site to ensure the candidate is the right fit for your facility.

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4. What happens if the physicist takes a vacation or is away for training?

Landauer Medical Physics will cover the time your physicist is away, including vacations, sick time, PTO, training or other needs, with one of our other senior medical physicists at no additional cost.

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5. What resources will I need to purchase for the physicist?

Landauer Medical Physics provides supplies (including computers), administrative support, and training for your onsite physicist at no additional cost.  Furthermore, your physicist will have access to equipment required for calibration and QA of your linear accelerator, including a scanning water phantom.  This could save your department thousands of dollars in capital expenses.

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6. What is included with your service?

As the largest, full-scope medical physics practice group in the country, clients and physics colleagues can count on access to scalable and tailored resources for a wide range of physics support and services, including:

  • On-site support for routine and advanced clinical, technical, QA and QC
  • Linac and TPS acceptance and commissioning – all vendors
  • Post-applications training and implementation assistance (IMRT, IGRT, Volumetric Arc Therapy, Brachytherapy, etc.)
  • Radiation oncology workflow, EMR and select systems integration (as part of an onsite physics program)
  • Shielding design and radiation surveys
  • Oncologic imaging and diagnostic/nuclear medicine
  • Regulatory and accreditation program assistance
  • Cancer center project development and support (planning, facility design, equipment specifications, project management and ongoing support)
  • ACR Accreditation consulting and mock surveys

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7. How do you guarantee quality?

With Landauer Medical Physics, you get the expertise of 100+ experienced medical physicists - there is always a team of people behind your on-site physicist.  Our onsite physics support service comes with a full scope of standardized QA processes, organized peer review and optional, independent verification process, which build on stringent clinical standards set forth by the AAPM (TG-142 and TG-103).  Furthermore, the Landauer Medical Physics team functions as a true peer network.  Our ongoing, collaborative and professional exchange of ideas, clinical and patient treatment techniques and internal education ensures we stay keenly abreast of industry trends and new treatment technologies.

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8. How can I contact you?

Contact Landauer Medical Physics at 866-537-2234 or info@LandauerMP.com for more information, or click here to request a quote for service.

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