Rapidly emerging technologies, such as IGRT and respiratory gating, have led to significant advances in patient treatment.
Gating is one of the many technologies that track tumour motion during the respiratory cycle. To ensure accuracy, respiratory gating also uses QA to simulate the breathing of a patient and account for respiratory motion during radiation delivery. Modus QA has developed a line of programmable QUASAR™ Respiratory Motion QA devices that respond to this growing field in radiotherapy.
Simulate Patient Breathing
The QUASAR™ Respiratory Motion Phantom is a programmable state-of-the-art breathing simulator for conducting quality assurance testing on radiotherapy systems. Using a personal computer to communicate with the QUASAR™ Respiratory Motion Phantom, the software application downloads patient respiratory waveforms to the phantom, simulating the breathing function.
Used for regularly scheduled testing, as well as commissioning new systems and upgrades, and testing repairs, the Respiratory Motion Phantom is designed to move cylindrical inserts in the superior/inferior direction within a body shaped oval with both varying speed and amplitude.
Several different moving inserts are available for a variety of applications. Insert motion is linked to a moving Chest Wall Platform designed to carry a respiratory tracking device.
The QUASAR™ Respiratory Motion Phantom is designed to work with different therapy delivery systems and is compatible with kV and MV CT imagers.
- Communicate with phantom through local area network
- Requires no additional programming or customization
- Ability to rotate inserts as they translate to create 3D motion
- Compatible with third party waveforms including; .VXP, .CSV, .TXT, .DCM, .LOG, .DAF, .IMA
- Install the software on an unlimited number of computers at all official sites
Increase QA Test Capabilities with Interchangeable Inserts
With additional inserts from Modus QA the QUASAR™ Respiratory Motion Phantom is capable of performing a wide range of IGRT and Gated QA applications including;
- Planning system QA
- Dose distribution measurement for both neutral density and lung density material
- 4D CT imaging
- 4D PET CT imaging
Contact OSL to find out more about the full range of inserts.
Custom inserts are available upon request for a wide variety of FARMER ion chambers, MOSFETs, diodes, and other point dose measurement devices.
Visit the Modus QA website here for the full technical specification.