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QA BeamChecker Plus

90501

LINAC AND ROTATIONAL QA

The NEW QA BeamChecker Plus is a reliable and uncomplicated daily QA instrument for linear accelerators and TomoTherapy® systems. With wire-free technology, integrated build-up, and automatic energy detection, radiation therapists can quickly and easily perform daily QA.

PATENTED WIRE-FREE MODE

Wire-Free mode displays a pass/fail indication for each energy via a large, brightly lit display, clearly visible from the patient monitor. Unlike some devices, you do not have to control the QA BeamChecker Plus from the PC, allowing for a wire and software-free solution right out of the box. No cables mean less clutter in the accelerator room, no cable replacement costs, and a safer work environment … no accidental tripping or pulling the instrument off the couch.

AUTOMATIC ENERGY DETECTION AND RESET

When the beam is delivered, the QA BeamChecker Plus automatically begins measurement while simultaneously applying temperature and pressure correction, detecting the energy type, and determining beam constancy, flatness, and symmetry. Once complete, the data is saved for later review, and the instrument re-arms itself within 10 seconds for the next energy.

TOMOTHERAPY QA CAPABILITY

The QA BeamChecker Plus allows radiation

re-arms itself within 10 seconds for the next energy. TOMOTHERAPY QA CAPABILITY The QA BeamChecker Plus

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therapists to quickly perform daily QA tests

recommended by Fenwick et al., 2004 1 for helical TomoTherapy® systems. A static field exposure provides output constancy, energy constancy, and lateral profile constancy QA tests, while a dynamic exposure provides a combined dosimetric check from a treatment plan. Daily laser QA tests (with optional leveling platform) are also included.

NEW! ROTATIONAL THERAPY QA

Providing a combined dosimetric check, the dynamic 5 channel mode is ideal for rotational testing. By accommodating custom tests for IMAT, VMAT, dynamic wedge, and others, checking and trending daily changes in beam output is now easier than ever. Whether you are considering or have already implemented Varian RapidArc™ Radiotherapy Technology or Elekta VMAT, the QA BeamChecker Plus is ready when you are.

Features and Benefits

Reduce Unnecessary Trips into the Treatment Room

Integrated build-up for all supported energies eliminates the need to enter the vault between measurements and minimizes chances of measurement error. eliminates the need to enter the vault between measurements and minimizes chances of measurement error. With the push of a button and a flip of the device, the QA BeamChecker Plus switches between photon and electron modes. Use the included Power/Data Cradle to ensure your QA BeamChecker Plus is always fully charged. The cradle also connects to an available PC serial port and provides quick, convenient downloading of measurement data.

Real-Time Operation and Physics Modes

As measurement occurs, Real-Time Operation Mode displays individual chamber readings along with percentage differences from baseline via software interface Mode displays individual chamber readings along with percentage differences from baseline via software interface

Physics Mode allows the QA BeamChecker Plus to be used as a basic array of ion chambers and electrometers for research, experimentation, and other custom experimentation, and other custom

for research, experimentation, and other custom QA BeamChecker™ Plus Dynamic 5 Channel Real-Time Operation

QA BeamChecker™ Plus

experimentation, and other custom QA BeamChecker™ Plus Dynamic 5 Channel Real-Time Operation View measurement data

Dynamic 5 Channel Real-Time Operation

QA BeamChecker™ Plus Dynamic 5 Channel Real-Time Operation View measurement data in chart or table view,

View measurement data in chart or table view, print a report, or export to .csv for a custom reporting solution

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applications

Powerful Data Management

Approximately one month’s data can be stored to internal memory before transfer to a PC database is required. Once transferred, data stored to internal memory before transfer to a PC database is required. Once transferred, data can be trended, printed, and/or exported to a spreadsheet application.

The QA BeamChecker Plus database can be stored on a network and accessed from any PC with the QA BeamChecker Plus software stored on a network and accessed from any PC with the QA BeamChecker Plus software installed

Daily QA for up to 9 treatment rooms can be performed with just one QA BeamChecker Plus performed with just one QA BeamChecker Plus

Bluetooth® Wireless Option

While complete daily QA checks can be performed with no software or wires using the standard Wire-free mode, the optional Bluetooth Adapter performed with no software or wires using the standard Wire-free mode, the optional Bluetooth Adapter Kit adds wireless communication for PC software functions including baseline and Real-Time operation modes

Specifications

REF Number

90501

Current Released Version

2.2.2

Height

6.15

cm (2.42 in)

Width

30.86

cm (12.15 in)

Length

40.64

cm (16 in)

Weight

5.0 (11 lbs)

Height (Power/Data Cradle)

7.16

cm (2.82 in)

Width (Power/Data Cradle)

10.16

cm (4.0 in)

Length (Power/Data Cradle)

29.21

cm (11.50 in)

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Weight (Power/Data Cradle)

8 Vented Ionization Chambers, Fully Guarded

Chamber Volume

Parallel Plate Separation

Collection Electrode

Inherent Buildup

Radiation Measured

Muliple Vault Capability

Temperature and Pressure Measurement

Pressure Range, Resolution

Temperature Range, Resolution

Light Field Alignment

TomoTherapy Alignment

Real Time Clock

Internal Memory

Power/Data Cradle

Power

Battery

Charger Input

System Requirements

Operating System

Processor

Memory

Hard Drive

Screen Resolution

CD-ROM Drive

Other Requirements

1.8 kg (4 lbs)

One center detector Four quadrant detectors, 7.5 cm from center Three energy identification chambers

0.6

4.0

cm 3

mm

1.39 cm diameter

Photons: 3.5 cm water-equivalent material Electrons: 1.5 cm water-equivalent material

Photons: 60 Co to 25 MV Electrons: 6 MeV to 25 MeV

Up to 9 rooms, any combination of linear accelerator or Rotational systems

Precision sensor on board, automatic compensation

600 - 800 mmHg, 0.1 mmHg

10

- 40 °C, 0.1 °C

20

cm x 20 cm alignment grid for easy setup

Three 2 mm embedded lead BBs, top, rear, side alignment marks

Date and time stamp for all measurements for easy setup

Store 256 data points before transfer required

Interface for battery charging and serial communications Two 9 pin serial cables provided, 7.6 m (25 ft) and 33 m (100 ft)

1.3

Ah SLA, provides approximately 4 hours of continuous use

90

- 240 VAC, 50-60 hz, IEC 60601-1 approved wall mounted

power supply

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP4 Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 or higher Microsoft® Windows® Vista SP1 or higher Microsoft® Windows® 7

Intel® or AMD®, 350 MHz or greater

64

MB (256 MB recommended)

50

MB or greater

800 x 600 (1024 x 768 recommended)

2X speed or greater

One available serial port

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Options

Product Standards

Gantry Mount (REF 70500) Additional Power/Data Cradle (REF 70502) Serial to USB adapter (REF 70503) Leveling Platform, for TomoTherapy® Use (REF 70505) Bluetooth Adapter Kit (REF 70504)

CE 0413

Publications

Use of a commercial linac QA device for RapidArc routine quality assurance R. Popple, I. Brezovich, J. Duan, S. Shen, and X. Wu Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Poster Presentation View PDF [.13 MB]