SMARTSCAN – Automated and Guided Beam Commissioning & Annual QA

  • SMARTSCAN is the new, premium water phantom solution from IBA Dosimetry.
  • It represents a real evolution in beam scanning, and produces the most efficient and most precise beam commissioning and annual QA.  SMARTSCAN guides your complete workflow to expedite all steps and to avoid errors.  It continuously monitors your measurements to ensure the 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 approximately 1,000 beam scans. The entire scanning workflow demands continuous user interaction with the software and hardware – which may take days, weeks, and even weekends and night shifts. This lengthy and monotonous process of taking measurements is susceptible to human error.
  • Commissioning is an intensive effort that requires in-depth experience. Faulty measurements need to be repeated. Sometimes the data is interpolated using fewer measurements, or beam profiles are flattened by algorithms. An enormous amount of personal effort is invested into ensuring the highest data quality possible.
  • SMARTSCAN drives beam data quality!

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 validation 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!

  • SMARTSCAN Water Phantom System
  • SMARTSCAN 3D Water Phantom: Scanning volume (L×W×H): 478mm×478mm×410mm 
  • Slanted bottom: Position accuracy/reproducibility: +/- 0.1mm/ 0.1mm 
  • Micro-leveling frame: Position resolution: 0.1mm 
  • Scanning speed: 25mm/sec
  • Volume (approx.): 200 liters
  • SMARTSCAN CCU electrometer Input
  • Two independent signal inputs
  • Bias voltage: +/-50V through +/-500V
  • Leakage: < 200fA, typically < 20fAV
  • Ranges: 400pA, 40nA, 4μA
  • SMARTSCAN Lift Table (Telescopic legs extendable up to 180cm)
  • Maximum load capacity: 250kg
  • Vertical range/speed: 660–1180mm / 13mm/sec
  • Table size: 680mm×680mm, thickness 19mm
  • SMARTSCAN Water Reservoir with accessory storage
  • Pump capacity: Max. 40l/min.
  • Pump: DC motor 24V, 750W, bi-directional
  • Tank volume: 208 liters
  • Detectors
  • Reference chambers
  • Stealth Chamber (“Beam-invisible” reference chamber Small and medium field sizes:
    0.5cm×0.5cm to 15cm×15cm (max.) Mounted at the LINAC head)
  • CC13 air ionization chamber (Field sizes: > 15cm×15cm to 40cm×40cm
    Air-vented ionization chamber Cavity volume: 0.13cm3)
  • Recommended field chambers
  • CC04 (Air-vented ionization chamber Cavity volume: 0.04cm³)
  • Razor Chamber (Air-vented ionization chamber Cavity volume: 0.01cm³)
  • Razor Diode Detector (Unshielded detector Chip size: 0.96mm×0.95mm
    Sensitive area diameter: 0.6mm)
  • Razor Nano Chamber (Air-vented ionization chamber Cavity volume: 0.003cm3)
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