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QALOG-Pro: A web-based computer program for machine daily log and quality assurance and quality control data management

 Department of Medical Physics, Cancer Centre London, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom

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Harold D'Souza,
Department of Medical Physics, Cancer Centre London, 49 Parkside, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5NB
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Aim of Study: Computer-based data applications increase the efficiency, ease to access of data, and tidiness, especially in the modern radiotherapy centers. A computer application program is presented here which replaces archaic paper-based daily log (Log Book), quality assurance, and quality control (QA/QC) documentation. Materials and Methods: QALOG-Pro program is installed on an http://server and accessed using wire free (WiFi) network and run on a tablet device. The web browser is used to run this program on the tablet device, and the data is stored on the server. The linear accelerator (LINAC) history of events and QA/QC test results are entered under activity menu. Results: The program can produce reports of the data of activities in the available reports menu; this allows the user to view the various activities on machine. The "calculate" menu gives the total time between the failures and total time to repair also called uptime and downtime, respectively for an equipment and is viewable in a Pie chart display. View menu lists all the available equipments and scheduled activities. The "administrator" and "manage data" menu is accessible for a system administrator to manage various administrator activities and data management. Conclusion: QALOG-Pro helpful to the Radiation Oncology Department in managing LINACs by recording the events of the machine under a daily log and to calculate uptime and downtime of the machine. This application will help the radiotherapy centers or clinics to eliminate printed versions and walk toward paperless for day-to-day log and QA/QC information recording and administration.

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