News | August 04, 2011

IBA Provides Radiation Therapy Commissioning Services For Cape Cod Hospital

August 4, 2011 – IBA announced at the recent American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, that it has enabled Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass., to open its hospital’s radiation therapy vault quickly and efficiently and therefore treat a greater number of cancer patients. IBA provided radiation therapy commissioning services with its Blue Phantom solution and advanced linear diode array (LDA-99) technology.

The Blue Phantom water phantom, when equipped with the optional LDA-99 accessory, provides advanced technology that shortens the time between installation and clinical use of new radiation therapy equipment. Compared with traditional methods, where only one detector measures the dose output of the linear accelerator in a lengthy point-by-point approach, the LDA-99 measures an entire dose profile at once — quick data collection that reduces staff time and allows for a swifter start to patient treatment.

“IBA was the natural choice for commissioning our new Varian IX,” said Gabor Menyhart, chief physicist at Cape Cod Hospital. “With market-leading equipment like the Blue Phantom paired with IBA’s track record of quality work and expertise in commissioning, we had no doubt that the project would go just fine, and we are now planning to have our TrueBeam commissioned with IBA in fall 2011. The process before, during and after the commissioning and data modeling was highly efficient — IBA did the whole data collection in just five days using advanced linear diode array technology, which helped us open our linac vault faster than anticipated.”

With increasingly complex treatment machines, such as rotational therapy and high dose rates, commissioning equipment is a time-consuming, highly technical operation.  Precise commissioning measurements are crucial to ensure accurate patient planning and treatment, and many hospitals seek this service to support their radiation therapy teams and medical physicists. 

Cape Cod Hospital, located in Hyannis, Mass., is a 259-bed acute care hospital. Its emergency department is one of the busiest in New England, providing emergency services to 84,000 patients on an annual basis. This not-for-profit regional medical center has more than 1,700 employees and 300 physicians on staff.

For more information: www.iba-dosimetry.com

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