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

Related Content

New Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Technique Aims to Preserve Sexual Function
News | Radiation Therapy | June 18, 2018
A multicenter clinical trial being led by UT Southwestern physicians is testing a technique for sparing nerve bundles...
Elekta Unity High-Field MR-Linac Receives CE Mark
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 18, 2018
Elekta announced that its Elekta Unity magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system has received CE mark,...
Washington University in St. Louis Begins Clinical Treatments With ViewRay MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 14, 2018
June 14, 2018 — The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in S
Accuray TomoTherapy System Beneficial in Two Total Body Irradiation Studies
News | Radiation Therapy | June 13, 2018
Recently published data from two new studies demonstrate the benefits of Accuray’s TomoTherapy System in the delivery...
IsoRay Funding Brain Cancer Treatment Research With Ochsner Clinic Foundation
News | Brachytherapy Systems | June 12, 2018
IsoRay Inc. announced the initiation of research funding for brain cancer treatment to Ochsner Clinic Foundation, a not...
News | Brachytherapy Systems | June 07, 2018
IsoRay Inc. announced the upcoming release of its Build-Blu delivery system for real-time prostate brachytherapy.
Raysearch RayStation
Feature | Radiation Therapy | June 05, 2018 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Treatment planning systems are at the heart of r...
Beaumont Researchers Invent New Mode of Proton Treatment for Lung Cancer
News | Proton Therapy | May 31, 2018
Members of Beaumont Health’s proton therapy team presented research on a new treatment for patients with lung cancer at...
More Than 60 Percent of Patients Seeking Proton Therapy Initially Denied Coverage
News | Proton Therapy | May 25, 2018
The Alliance for Proton Therapy Access has released a national report revealing the heavy emotional and financial...
News | Treatment Planning | May 24, 2018
Daniela Schmitt, Ph.D., took top honors in the overall category of the 2018 TROG Plan Study: Stereotactic Radiosurgery...
Overlay Init