Radiation Therapy Quality and Safety

At Smilow Radiation Oncology, quality, safety and your well-being are paramount. Our Quality Assurance Committee has established a system of safeguards to ensure our treatment services meet or exceed medical industry and government standards. Our comprehensive safety program emphasizes the use of specialized, state-of-the-art technology and equipment and quality-assurance practices, as well as continuous staff training and competency evaluation.

We have adopted many rigorous double checks of every treatment plan prior to the start of treatment by a board certified team that includes radiation oncologists, medical physicists, certified medical dosimetrists and certified radiation therapy technologists.

Our Quality Assurance Committee actively reviews and studies our clinical processes as well as the result of many safety checks done daily, monthly and annually to ensure that our patients receive the safest and most effective treatment possible.

Recognized for Excellence

Yale New Haven Hospital is the first in Connecticut and adjacent states to be awarded accreditation by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx) for Smilow Cancer Hospital sites in New Haven, Hamden, Guilford, Trumbull and Waterford. This accreditation ensures that patients who choose Smilow Cancer Hospital for their radiation oncology treatment receive care delivered with the highest safety and quality standards in the industry.

Learn more about ASTRO APEx