Radiation Therapy Physics Services (RTPS) offers a wide range of services from traditional locum placement to special projects to permanent as-needed coverage either remotely or in person.  We specialize in remote operations that lead to improved clinical efficiency while lowering physics costs to the clinic.  Atom Physics offers a wide range of solutions and a pricing structure allowing you to hand pick services important to your clinic.  We can function as that elusive part-time resource that works along with the current physics team or bridge the gap between permanent staff by placing a locum physicist on-site.

Remote Services

  • Daily review of machine performance 
  • Initial chart review of patient treatment starts
  • Review of patient specific quality assurance measurements  
  • Weekly chart reviews in accordance with state and regulatory provisions 
  • Either a low flat monthly fee or just pay a la carte!  (e.g., Weekly Chart Checks $25/each)

On-site Services

  • Traditional locum physicist placement backed up by our permanent staff board-certified physicists
  • Comprehensive monthly quality assurance testing of linear accelerators in compliance with TG142 of the AAPM and state regulations
  • Full annual quality assurance testing of linear accelerators 
  • CT simulator monthly and annual quality assurance

Commissioning Services

  • Linear accelerator commissioning:
    • Full commissioning of a new linear accelerator 
      • acceptance 
      • water scans 
      • modeling for the treatment planning system
    • New beam energies on existing machines
    • New stereotactic program (SRS/SBRT)
    • New imaging modalities
    • Quality assurance techniques such as portal dosimetry
  • Commissioning services outside of linear accelerator and ancillary associated equipment include:
    • Implementation of a badge monitoring system
    • Shielding design for CT vaults, linear accelerator vaults, and hot labs 
    • CT simulator commissioning
    • Electronic medical record annual quality assurance
    • End to end testing

System Review

  •  Comprehensive review of current billing practices:
    • Review of denials and approval in an effort to maximize billing practices  
    • Advice on streamlined documentation necessary for billing codes 
    • Charge panels to ease billing for various areas of the department
  • Accreditation:
    • Prepare the clinic for accreditation through APEx or ACR. 
    • Gap analysis will be provided to assist the clinic in moving forward with accreditation  
    • Preparation of necessary documentation and practices  
  • Electronic medical records (EMR) assessment:
    • Full assessment of current clinical workflows from a holistic perspective ranging from patient intake to treatment and how it impacts your EMR
    • Recommendations and assist in that transition to a paperless environment
    • Standardizing clinical workflows in your EMR that accommodate efficiency and compliance