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SMARTSCAN™

SMARTSCAN™ - Automated and Guided Beam Commissioning & Annual QA

SMARTSCAN is the new, premium water phantom solution from IBA Dosimetry.

It represents a real evolution in beam scanning, and produces the most efficient and most precise beam commissioning and annual QA.  SMARTSCAN guides your complete workflow to expedite all steps and to avoid errors.  It continuously monitors your measurements to ensure the highest data quality. Automated.

A crucial duty requires a smart solution: SMARTSCAN

Beam data quality drives patient safety!

Commissioning a linear accelerator or a new RTPS with traditional manual water phantom systems is tedious work. Intensive manual user operation is required to measure and analyze approximately 1,000 beam scans. The entire scanning workflow demands continuous user interaction with the software and hardware – which may take days, weeks, and even weekends and night shifts. This lengthy and monotonous process of taking measurements is susceptible to human error.

Commissioning is an intensive effort that requires in-depth experience. Faulty measurements need to be repeated. Sometimes the data is interpolated using fewer measurements, or beam profiles are flattened by algorithms. An enormous amount of personal effort is invested into ensuring the highest data quality possible.

SMARTSCAN drives beam data quality!

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SMARTSCAN automation and user guidance is designed to deliver optimal beam data quality in the shortest time, always!

The myQA SMARTSCAN software is the heart and the brain of the SMARTSCAN solution.

  • It enables the user to perform error-free, high-quality beam commissioning and annual QA
  • This is achieved through automation of the entire workflow, by performing continuous real-time data quality checks, and by guiding and warning the user in case of poor quality.
  • The result: highest quality beam data in the fastest time.

Stealth Chamber

“Beam-invisible” reference signal chamber supports small-field dosimetry in particular. It delivers remarkable efficiency with uncompromising accuracy.

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4-point micro-leveling frame

Precise and intuitive 4-point micro-leveling for sub-millimeter alignment without moving the heavy filled water phantom.

Alignment pins

Invented by the ancient Egyptians, a fine tip on the water surface makes the perfect alignment visible. Leveling is accomplished in a few moments.

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Connector box

Connecting the sensors, electronics, and hand pendant

Integrated handle

with cable protection box.

Slanted bottom

for complete draining of the tank.

Field Detector

Precise measurements require the most stable and reliable detectors. The range of easy-to-use air-vented ionization chambers even handle small volumes, enable fine measurements, and provide a pure, beam energy-independent signal.

RAZOR Nano Chamber

With its 0.003cm³ volume, this is the world's smallest commercially available air-vented ionization chamber for dosimetry. It enables scanning with a high resolution of small fields < 2cm×2cm.

Quick coupling

to the SMARTSCAN Water Reservoir that fills or drains the phantom in just six minutes.

SMARTSCAN CCU (Common Control Unit)

  • The compact design of the CCU integrates a controller and two independent electrometers.
  • Simultaneous support of diodes and ionization chambers.
  • Compatible with all IBA Dosimetry water phantoms.

Torsion-free aluminum frame

provides a stable base for the water phantom and all measurements.

SMARTSCAN Lift Table

The powerful spindle mechanism guarantees precise lifting while positioning and a precise height during measurement.

Telescopic legs extend to bridge the Linac turntable

Retracted legs ensure a small footprint for easy transport through narrow spaces and storage.

Big wheels

move the valuable equipment easily, even on uneven surfaces. Strong brake that's easy to release.

The SMARTSCAN™ Workflow

What if you could commission your Linac and TPS with:    

  • 75% less commissioning effort
  • 98% reduced manual operations
  • 100% beam data quality

 

SMARTSCAN Automated Quality Checks

Each scan is automatically checked for it’s quality. Poor scan data is flagged, allowing for instant re-scanning. This ensures best possible beam data without discovering poor data at the end of the process.

Contactless sensor positioning technology

The unique magnetostrictive sensor technology provides continuous readouts of the SMARTSCAN's absolute position in all three axes (even when not moving), with a certified detector repositioning accuracy of ±0.1 mm.


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Quality. Automated.
SMARTSCAN is designed to deliver optimal beam data quality. It monitors and checks ­each scan during the commissioning process. Suspicious measurements are flagged immediately. This enables you to reach the highest standards in the shortest time - consistently.

Efficiency. Automated.
SMARTSCAN guides you safely through the whole commissioning process and automates repetitive tasks. The process is transformed into a fully efficient experience for the user. As a result, it allows a faster clinical implementation of LINACs and RTPS.

Peace of Mind. Automated.
With SMARTSCAN, you will finally be certain that your RTPS and LINACs work on a reliable data base - the foundation for the safe and accurate treatment of your patients.


SMARTSCAN Presentation: Beam Data Quality

Learn how the SMARTSCAN system enables error-free high-quality beam commissioning by automating the entire workflow, performing real time data quality checks, and by guiding and warning the user in case of poor quality.


Why SMARTSCAN?

Perform thousands of beam scans effortlessly. Save valuable time by reducing manual operations at the water phantom and scanning software. Complete your beam commissioning efficiently, conveniently, and accurately like never before!

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Beam scanning. Guided.

SMARTSCAN guides the user screen by screen through the scanning workflow, from preparation to execution. To minimize manual changes, SMARTSCAN groups all tasks and suggests settings for the LINAC. As soon as the Stealth Chamber detects the beam, SMARTSCAN automatically performs the next group of measurements. Similarly, the user is guided whenever a change of detector or other setup task is required.

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Beam scanning. Automated.

SMARTSCAN automates most of the repetitive tasks while executing the beam scan queue. Every beam profile and depth dose curve [FF/FFF] measurement is instantly checked for flatness, beam symmetry, and signal noise. If the set limit values are exceeded, SMARTSCAN informs the user immediately. After three consecutive poor measurements, SMARTSCAN pauses and suggests a setup check; otherwise, further measurements would be wasted. In addition, SMARTSCAN repeatedly checks background noise and performs electrometer normalizations for every field.


SMARTSCAN - Annual QA made Easy, Fast and Accurate

SMARTSCAN overcomes the typical challenges and constraints of using standard water phantoms for annual QA.

Instead, annual QA is converted into an easy and fast process using SMARTSCAN.

Easy & fast annual QA with SMARTSCAN

  • Standardized and automated annual QA workflow.
  • Easy comparison from year to year / between machines and clinics.
  • Fast system setup in 12 minutes.
  • Automated parameter settings for each scan.
  • Scan automation and user guidance minimize human interaction and save time.
  • No need for manual data analysis at the end of your scanning.

Accurate annual QA with SMARTSCAN

  • Superior quality of your annual QA data - Automated.
  • Sub-millimeter setup accuracy through user validation and automated software checks.
  • Automated scan validation checks ensure you measure the correct scans.
  • Instant quality checks of each scan result in highest data quality.
  • Automated data comparison vs. your protocol / reference data.
  • Depth dose scans enable annual QA accuracy (vs. 2D detector QA).

Due to its ease of use and accuracy, SMARTSCAN is the ideal solution and frequently used for annual QA!

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The SMARTSCAN Workflow

What if you could commission your Linac and TPS with:    

  • 75% less commissioning effort
  • 98% reduced manual operations
  • 100% beam data quality

SMARTSCAN details in a brochure

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The UPENN experience with SMARTSCAN

Watch Jaclyn Marcel, Medical Physicist at UPENN, speaking during AAPM 2018 at the IBA booth. Learn about the UPENN experience with SMARTSCAN for automated and guided beam commissioning.

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IBA Dosimetry Webinar SMARTSCAN

SMARTSCAN – clinical experience in commissioning the Varian® 1) TrueBeam® 1)

In this webinar, the commissioning process of a Varian® 1) TrueBeam® 1) system is discussed. Clinical experience of using the SMARTSCAN automated and guided beam commissioning system is also shared.

Presenter:
James P. Nunn, MS, CHP, DABR
Senior Medical Physicist, Radiation Safety Officer

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Clinical Commissioning of Proton Therapy

Learn how William Beaumont clinically commissioned their Proton Therapy system.

 

Dr. Ding, Lead Medical PhysicistWilliam Beaumont Proton Beam Therapy, USA
5 min. (open access preview)19 min. (full presentation, members)

Webinar: Small Field Dosimetry – Tips & Tricks

Comprehensive presentation about challenges and considerations for clinical small photon field dosimetry based on international standards (IAEA, AAPM etc). Learn tips and tricks to achieve high-quality results.  

Duration: 27 min.

Presenter:
Eduard Gershkevitsh, Chief Medical Physicist
North Estonia Medical Centre
Tallinn, Estonia

Watch at the clinical presentation hub

Webinar Presentation Eduard Gershkevitsh, Chief Medical Physicist Small Field Dosimetry

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SMARTSCAN Presentation: Beam Data Quality

Learn how the SMARTSCAN system enables error-free high-quality beam commissioning by automating the entire workflow, performing real time data quality checks, and by guiding and warning the user in case of poor quality.

SMARTSCAN™ - Automated and guided beam commissioning

It defines a new standard in beam scanning by enabling optimal beam data quality and commissioning efficiency for safer patient treatments in radiation therapy. It guides your workflow efficiently and gives you automated control and overview at the same time.

The UPENN experience with SMARTSCAN

Watch Jaclyn Marcel, Medical Physicist at UPENN, speaking during AAPM 2018 at the IBA booth. Learn about the UPENN experience with SMARTSCAN for automated and guided beam commissioning.