The service is made up of a team of specialists in hospital radiophysics and dosimetrists that have ample experience. Among other functions, they are responsible for measuring and calculating the absorbed dose of ionising radiation used for diagnosis and treatment.
Thus, by working closely with the Radiation Oncology Department and other services that use ionising radiation, it evaluates the absorbed dose administered to the patient, ensuring that both the diagnosis and treatment meet optimum quality standards.
The IVO radiophysics service avails of a quality management system for all its processes, with the ISO 9001:2015 certification.
Activities and Functions of the Service
In the framework of the specialized medical care, the service also performs the following activities:
In order to carry out its activity, the service has an important provision of equipment for the measurement of ionizing radiation to ensure that the rest of the hospital equipment is properly calibrated
The Service offers its broad experience in radiotherapy treatment using state-of-the-art techniques in their collaboration with the radiation oncology service. Treatments include the inverse planning and intensity modulation (IMRT), employing a sophisticated software that allows for the implementation of high-precision radiotherapy by using three-dimensional CT, MRI and PET images and modelling a high dose in the tumour, making it much more effective, while protecting the rest of the tissue and reducing the possible complications of the treatment.
There are also HDR and LDR brachytherapy treatments, intracranial radiosurgery (SRS), three-dimensional patient image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and extracranial or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).
Radiophysics and Radiological Protection Service Medical Team
Head of Service
Vicente Crispín Contreras
Head of Section
Carmen Guardino de la Flor
Víctor de los Dolores Alemany
Víctor González Pérez