Standards & Position Papers
The ACPSEM develops Standards and Position papers through its Specialty Groups and also works with other organisations to develop joint Practice Standards.
Radiation Oncology Practice Standards
These standards were developed by the Tripartite Committee, including members from RANZCR, AIR and ACPSEM. They are intended to guide those providing clinical services in radiation oncology based on the multi-disciplinary delivery of these services, rather than the traditional approach of providing standards based on the individual professions.The standards are designed to be applied throughout Australia and NZ (different versions have been published to take into account local legislation, regulations and rulings).
The ACPSEM strongly supports and encourages the adoption and implementation of the standards.
For more information on the Tripartite Radiation Oncology Practice standards, please visit the relevant RANZCR website page.
RADIATION ONCOLOGY POSITION PAPERS
The Radiation Oncology Specialty Group (ROSG) publishes quality assurance papers on behalf of the ACPSEM. Currently there are two publications in the APESM Journal and others are being developed:
- ACPSEM ROSG Oncology-PACS and OIS working group recommendations for quality assurance
- ACPSEM brachytherapy working group recommendations for quality assurance in brachytherapy
RADIOLOGY POSITION PAPERS
The ACPSEM has also published a number of position papers in Diagnostic Radiology:
- Recommendations for a Mammography Quality Assurance Program
- Recommendations for a Technical Quality Control Program for Diagnostic X-Ray Equipment
- Recommendations for a Digital Mammography Quality Assurance Program V3.0
SCOPE OF PRACTICE POSITION PAPERS
In June 2014, ACPSEM developed and approved a position paper on the Roles and Responsibilities of Qualified Medical Physics Specialists. This paper is currently undergoing review as a result of feedback from ACPSEM members and their professional team members from the related professions.