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Table 3 Barriers to SRS implementation

From: A national survey of the availability of intensity-modulated radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery in Canada

Barrier to SRS 2006
(%)
2008
(%)
2009
(%)
2010
(%)
Need to hire more planners 20 16.7 38 17
Need to train existing planners to plan SRS 20 33.3 38 50
Need to hire more physicists 30 16.7 12.5 33
Need to train existing physicists to plan SRS 20 33.3 12.5 17
Need to hire more staff to conduct needed QA checks 20 N/A N/A N/A
Need to hire more oncologists 20 8.3 12.5 17
Need to train existing oncologists to deliver SRS 20 41.7 37.5 50
Need to purchase and/or upgrade planning systems 20 66.7 12.5 33
Need to purchase and/or upgrade LINAC or GK 50 66.7 50 83
Need to purchase and/or upgrade CT simulator 30 16.7 0 0
Other 30 8.3 12.5 17
  1. N/A: Data on this barrier was not collected in 2008-2010 surveys