MPS does not provide independent dosimetry audits. However, MPS does provide independent reviews of process and procedures, which may include measurements with facility equipment.
Yes. MPS has worked with facilities to address staffing needs. This often needs a creative and flexible approach to the work required, as it is not always possible to provide a certified physicist on-site without notice or for long durations, but we will always do our best to find a solution to any challenge and [...]
Yes, with some caveats. We can assist with the planning and execution of projects for straight forward equipment commissioning e.g. a new linac. Our preferred approach is to use our expertise to lead or work closely with facility physicists to complete the commissioning, rather than do so in ourselves in isolation. For broader commissioning and [...]
Some of the most satisfying projects have been undertaking a strategic review of operations and processes for efficiency and quality management improvements. This can include document management review, quality improvement and analysis of quality assurance data. Other items have included assisting with research project design, data analysis for small research projects and supporting clinical trials [...]
Yes, we are happy to assist with planning and management of larger projects such as new equipment/software procurement, associated works, commissioning and clinical implementation.
We think we might require a radiation shielding assessment for a Radiology or Nuclear Medicine Facility. What do we do?Jasmine Holmes2020-09-30T15:57:13+10:00
Please contact us as we can quickly assess requirements. It is always better to assess shielding questions upfront as retrofitting facilities in the future is frequently disruptive, very expensive and may have regulatory implications. MPS can provide a shielding assessment with recommendations on the minimum lead shielding (or equivalent) required for all radiology and nuclear [...]
MPS can often complete an assessment on the existing shielding in an imaging facility. This verification is presented in an easy to understand report for hospital management and the local radiation safety officer to use as evidence of safe radiation practices.
Do you work with project management, architectural or building firms for shielding design and regulatory compliance?Jasmine Holmes2020-09-30T15:54:44+10:00
Yes. We work with other organizations to support the work on medical radiation facilities of any size. MPS staff have substantial experience in working on building and development projects from greenfield sites to complex remediation building works.
We have had a radiation incident in Victoria and need to report it to DHHS (Radiation Safety Section)Jasmine Holmes2020-09-30T15:54:09+10:00
The Victorian Radiation Act 2005 (the Act) has the objective of protecting the health and safety of persons and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation. DHHS administers this legislation. The Department sets out the mandatory radiation incident reporting requirements to which holders of management licences issued by DHHS are subjected. A management licence holder [...]
An unplanned exposure to a pregnant female is a reportable radiation incident in Victoria. MPS can provide the services listed in the above as well as provide a radiation dose and risk estimate to the fetus to be placed in the patient’s medical record and provided to the patients referrer.