Navneet Sharda, MD and Cancer Care Centers set highest standards of quality control
By Navneet Sharda on Monday, July 23 2012, 14:01 - Permalink
Dr. Navneet Sharda continually develops techniques and standards to maintain the highest level of quality treatment for the patients at Cancer Care Center.
CANCER CARE CENTERS OF LAS VEGAS SETS THE STANDARD IN QUALITY CONTROL.
Las Vegas, NV July 23, 2012 – Dr. Navneet Sharda continues to set the standards in radiation oncology quality control resulting in positive patient outcomes. Cancer Care Centers uses multiple checks by Dr Nav Sharda, staff and their computer systems to ensure every treatment is delivered to the patient with the utmost in accuracy. Dr. Nvneet Sharda personally assesses each patient’s setup from inception of treatment to periodic review of daily patient positioning in the treatment vaults. This review of patient’s daily set up is an important part of quality control, allowing the physician to accurately evaluate every aspect of the treatment. Dr. Sharda will discuss the treatment plan for each patient with our nationally certified radiation therapists and nurses to confirm that all staff participates in maximizing the objectives of treatment.
Navneet Sharda, MD and Cancer Care Centers have implemented redundant record and verify systems to ensure accuracy of radiation treatment delivery. An advanced computer system is used to verify and record all aspects of a patient’s daily dose of radiation, set up and all parameters of treatment. A hard copy of all treatment parameters is kept as an additional verification. At the end of each week both the hard copy charts and the computer charts are compared and reviewed by the staff as a third check of accuracy.
When directed by Dr. Navneet Sharda, a specific protocol called IGRT(image guided radiation therapy) is used daily to verify treatment location. When not using IGRT a weekly x-ray (called a port film) is taken of the patient to confirm the actual treatment matches the computer generated plan. These port films are taken and reviewed immediately by the staff and th physician (DR.Sharda) to verify accuracy. Multiple form fitted customized molds, body casts, immobilizers and treatment alignment marks are created for every patient. During the course of treatment a patient may gain or lose significant amounts of weight or be unable to tolerate the current setup. These issues may shift the alignment marks on the body and may require changes in the customized molds. The weekly port films demonstrate early changes in patient and mold alignment parameters, alerting Dr. Sharda that action needs to be taken.
Stringent checks allow complete accuracy of radiation dose delivery. This type of accuracy allows for better treatment outcomes and the fewest side effects. Patients often report they are disease free, felt little to no side effect from treatments and their daily routines were not interrupted. Cancer Care Center’s highest standards of quality control in the industry maximize the well being of their patients.
Cancer Care Centers provides radiation therapy and oncology solutions to patients suffering with cancer in the Las Vegas and Henderson Metroplex. They were founded in 2000 with the philosophy of maximizing the cancer cure while minimizing the side effects of treatment. Cancer Care Centers offers world class cancer therapy with a personal touch. They were the first to offer the novel new technique called Dynamic Arc Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in the Las Vegas Valley in 2003, and were the first to offer a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis, staging and treatment of cancer. Dr. Navneet Sharda is available to treat all types of cancers and accepts most insurances, with special arrangements for patients who do not have traditional health insurance. For more information about the Cancer Care Centers or Dr. Nav Sharda, please visit cancercarelasvegas.com or contact us at (702) 547-2273