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!
Beam scanning. Guided.
SMARTSCAN guides users screen by screen through the scanning workflow, from preparation to execution. SMARTSCAN groups all tasks to reduce manual changes to a minimum and suggests settings for the LINAC. As soon as the Stealth Chamber detects the beam, SMARTSCAN automatically performs the next group of measurements. In the same way, the user is guided whenever a change of detector or other setup tasks are required.
Beam scanning. Automated.
SMARTSCAN automates most of the repetitive tasks while executing the beam scan queue. Every beam profile and depth dose curve [FF/FFF] measurement is instantly checked for flatness, beam symmetry, and signal noise. If the set limit values are exceeded, SMARTSCAN informs the user immediately. After three consecutive, poor measurements, SMARTSCAN pauses and suggests a setup check; otherwise, further measurements would be wasted. In addition, SMARTSCAN repeatedly checks background noise and performs electrometer normalizations for every field.