Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 27, 2018

IBA Dosimetry Launches SmartScan Automated and Guided Beam Commissioning Solution

SmartScan enables optimal beam data quality and commissioning efficiency for safer patient treatments in radiation therapy

IBA Dosimetry Launches SmartScan Automated and Guided Beam Commissioning Solution

July 27, 2018 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the market launch of its new SmartScan solution at the 60th annual American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) meeting, July 29-Aug. 2 in Nashville.                    

SmartScan is the first commissioning solution for linear accelerators and radiation therapy positioning systems (RTPS) that guides the user through the whole process and automates repetitive tasks. As a result, beam data commissioning and accelerator quality assurance (QA) is constantly executed with optimal quality, which is the foundation for the safe and accurate treatment of every patient. Next to quality beam data, SmartScan inherently enables commissioning work to be completed efficiently in less time, allowing sooner clinical implementation of new equipment and therefore more patient throughput.

“We have been commissioning linear accelerators as a dedicated service line of our business for over 10 years now utilizing the IBA dosimetry systems. This equates to well over 250 commissionings, making us routinely aware of the major challenges that radiation therapy centers face in bringing a new machine online. The staff physicist does not use a water phantom every day and there is a growing need of expertise especially with the complexity of the latest linear accelerator technologies” said Jonathan Rogers, MS, DABR, senior physicist, commissioning services at Alyzen Medical Physics services in Jonesboro, Ark. “We have intensively evaluated the new SmartScan solution from IBA. SmartScan will make a significant impact in the data acquisition efficiency and as well the quality of the data. Experienced users should be able to perform their data collection even faster, and new or less experienced users will have a much shorter learning curve with confidence that the data is correct. SmartScan is something us physicist have needed for many years.”

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