This publication provides guidelines on how to plan a radiotherapy facility in terms of the strategic master planning process including the legal, technical and infrastructure requirements. It outlines a risk assessment methodology and a typical project work plan, and describes the professional expertise required for the implementation of such a project. Generic templates for a block design are suggested, which include possibilities for future expansion. These templates can be overlaid onto the designated site such that the most efficient workflow between the main functional areas can be ensured. A sample checklist is attached to act as a guideline for project management and to indicate the critical stages in the process where technical expert assistance may be needed. The publication is aimed at professionals and administrators involved in infrastructure development, planning and facility management, as well as engineers, building contractors and radiotherapy professionals.
IAEA Human Health, Life Sciences, Nuclear Facilities, Design and Construction, Radiotherapy, Safety Measures, Radiology, Legal Aspects, Risk Assessment, Recommendations, Nuclear Medicine, Methodology, Due Diligence, Geotechnical Considerations, Medical Physicists, Staffing, Master Planning Process