Radiation Oncology Practices (ROPs) based in the United States may apply for ASTRO accreditation. ROPs may be either a freestanding single facility, multi-site organizations, or part of a hospital facility. ROPs can submit an online facility application through the APEx Web portal supported by an external vendor.

The application requires information on: 

  • Facility location and information 
  • Key contact personnel 
  • Number of patients treated annually and types of diseases 
  • Equipment (including simulation, treatment and brachytherapy machines) 
  • Medical record and planning systems 
  • List of physicians 
  • List of treatment modalities 

Once your application is complete and payment has been processed you will gain access to the self-assessment portion. The self-assessment is a preliminary process in which the main facility assesses their readiness for the facility visit and is an important aspect of APEx.