News | Radiation Therapy | January 02, 2018

Blue Phantom System Used for Acceptance of First European Varian Halcyon Machine

Water phantom system enables fast and seamless beam scanning

Blue Phantom System Used for Acceptance of First European Varian Halcyon Machine

January 2, 2018 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced in November the acceptance and beam model validation of the first Varian Halcyon radiation therapy system in Europe to go clinical, at the hospital UZ Leuven in Belgium, using IBA Dosimetry’s Blue Phantom water phantom system.

Prof. Tom Depuydt, head of physics at UZ Leuven, Belgium, said: “We are very happy to announce that we were able to deliver the first treatment fraction with the Varian Halcyon system on Oct. 2nd, within just 14 days of the machine’s installation. This was made possible by the fruitful collaboration of our physics team and IBA Dosimetry, and use of the Blue Phantom system to ensure fast and reliable acceptance of our new machine.”

The Blue Phantom system enables fast and seamless beam scanning workflows that are ideal for verification and annual quality assurance (QA) of the Varian Halcyon. Next to the compact design, the phantom’s conveniently accessible micro-leveling frame enables fast and precise system setup.

For more information: www.iba-worldwide.com

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