Published on: 17th May 2017

DCA attended the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) annual conference on the 25th April 2017 and presented a paper with Elekta on ‘Designing a vision for the future of radiotherapy’.

The paper and presentation described how a suite of research techniques were used to inform the development of a vision for the future of radiotherapy. The aim of the vision was to conceptualise a next-generation radiotherapy system that creates a step-change in system performance. The impact of the vision on patient and HCP experience, safety, and efficiency were all explicitly considered and measured. The vision was used to inform the design of Elekta Unity – a high-field MRI-guided radiation therapy system.

DCA also presented a paper on medical device compliance and took part in panel discussions on inclusivity.