Copyright 2012 The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center
QATrack+ is a fully configurable, free, and open source (MIT License) web
application for managing QA data for radiation therapy and medical imaging
equipment. QATrack+ is now used in many hospitals and clinics around the
world! Visit the QATrack+ homepage at
QATrack+ is deployable on most operating system/server/database platform
combinations. It was developed in the popular Python programming language using
the Django web framework so that QC data may be entered, reviewed, and analyzed
using a web browser.
The main features include:
- Ability to define QC tests via an user-friendly interface. Configuration
settings are available for data type (Boolean, float, computational result,
or multiple choice selection), test frequency (due/past due dates), reference
values, and tolerance and action levels. Test configurations can be grouped
and assigned to multiple units/devices to reduce configuration workload, and
to simplify the configuration maintenance.
- Several options for trending numerical data via control charts and other
tools. Data can be filtered by unit, date, or frequency, and can also be
exported for external analysis.
- Support for multiple, unique user groups (e.g. administrators, physicists,
assistants, therapists, etc) with user & group-specific privileges and test
lists, as well as a configurable user authentication system.
- Easily integrate test procedures into data entry forms via embedded html
or links to external documentation.
- Save incomplete work and complete it a later date.
- Configure a review/approval process with additional options for
classifying data. The software also allows reviewers to easily differentiate
between measurements performed as part of investigative work, or as part of
routine QC testing.
- Integrated Service Log for tracking service events and machine downtime
- Parts tracker for tracking spare parts on hand, part costs and vendors
- Optional and configurable email notifications.
- The flexibility to host on an intranet or www, requiring minimal resources
from IT departments. Can optionally be managed within a physics department if
permitted by local institution policies.
Documentation & Release Notes
The latest version is 0.3.0 Please review the
before installing or upgrading.
The documentation for versions 0.3.0+ can be found online
and is where you should start if you are interested in installing or helping
Documentation for earlier versions of QATrack+ (v0.2.7-v0.2.9) can be found in
the QATrack+ Wiki on BitBucket.
Important notes regarding 3rd party code in QATrack+
QATrack+ relies on a number of open source projects, many of which are
distributed along with QATrack+; licenses covering their usage and modification
are either included along with the source code files or embeded directly in the
source (or a url where you can find it).