SMARTSCAN™ - Automated and Guided Beam Commissioning & Annual QA
SMARTSCAN is the completely new - top of the line - water phantom solution from IBA Dosimetry.
It represents a real evolution in beam scanning, and enables most efficient and most precise beam commissioning and annual QA. SMARTSCAN guides your complete workflow to speed up all steps and to avoid errors; And it continuously monitors your measurements to ensure 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 about 1,000 beam scans. The entire scanning workflow demands continuous user interaction with the software and hardware – which takes days, weeks, and even more weekends and night shifts. The monotonous repetition of similar tasks to take the required measurements is susceptible to human error.
Commissioning is an intensive effort that requires in-depth experience. Faulty measurements need to be repeated. Sometimes the date is interpolated using fewer measurements, or beam profiles are flattened by algorithms. And you've put an enormous amount of personal effort into not compromising the data quality.
SMARTSCAN drives beam data quality!Contact us for your individual solution!
The SMARTSCAN™ Workflow
What if you could Commissioning and Annual QA your Linacs and TPS with:
- 75% less commissioning effort
- 98% reduced manual operations
- 100% beam data quality
All details about SMARTSCAN in a brochure
SMARTSCAN – clinical experience in commissioning the Varian TrueBeam
In this webinar the commissioning process of a Varian TrueBeam system will be discussed. Clinical experience of using the SMARTSCAN automated and guided beam commissioning system will also be shared.
James P. Nunn, MS, CHP, DABR
Senior Medical Physicist, Radiation Safety Officer
SMARTSCAN is designed to deliver optimal beam data quality. It monitors and checks every single scan during the process. Suspicious measurements are flagged immediately. This enables you to reach highest standards in the shortest time - constantly.
SMARTSCAN guides you safely through the whole commissioning process and automates repetitive tasks. The process is transformed into a supremely efficient experience for the user. On the other hand, it allows a sooner clinical implementation of LINACs and RTPS.
Peace of Mind. Automated.
With SMARTSCAN, you will finally have the certainty that your RTPS and LINAC work on a reliable data base - the foundation for a safe and accurate treatment of your patients.
Clinical Experience: SMARTSCAN beam scanning error detection capabilities
SMARTSCAN provides on-screen prompts based on real time beam analysis to automate repetitive data collection and optimize workflow
Get thousands of beam scans done effortlessly. Save your valuable time and manual operations at the water phantom and scanning software. Complete your beam commissioning efficiently, conveniently, and accurately like never before!
Touch the GO button to launch the world of SMARTSCAN
Beam scanning. Guided.
SMARTSCAN guides users screen by screen through the scanning workflow, from preparation to execution. SMARTSCAN groups all tasks to reduce manual changes to a minimum and suggests settings for the LINAC. As soon as the Stealth Chamber detects the beam, SMARTSCAN automatically performs the next group of the measurements. In the same way, the user is guided whenever a change of detector or other setup tasks are required.
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 validity 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!
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.
Precise and intuitive 4-point micro-leveling for sub-millimeter alignment without moving the heavy filled water phantom.
The fine tips of the alignment pins are simply lowered with the micro adjustments to touch the water surface makes the perfect alignment visible and extremely precise. Leveling is accomplished in a few moments.
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.
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 about tips and tricks to achieve high-quality results.
Duration: 27 min.
Eduard Gershkevitsh, Chief Medical Physicist
North Estonia Medical Centre
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