Improved IMRT delivery with QA system

Oncology Systems Limited medical physicist Asia Baginska, IBA customer support specialist Isabel Bong and radiotherapy physicist Dr Wendy Hyland.

IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) has announced the first clinical implementation of Dolphin Online Ready Patient QA and Monitoring solution in the UK.  The treatment monitoring technology distributed by Oncology Systems Limited to Altnagelvin Area Hospital, part of the Western Health and Social Care Trust, and provides measurement-based quality assurance for a more efficient and accurate pre-treatment patient quality assurance.

With the use of Dolphin attached to the hospital’s Varian TrueBeam treatment machine, the team at the North West Cancer Centre in Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, expect to set a new standard for quality cancer therapy and a more efficient patient QA process.

“With Dolphin we can perform fully independent, measurement-based QA of our most advanced IMRT and VMAT treatments quickly and confidently,” said head of radiotherapy physics Dr Andrew Reilly.

“Being so straightforward to use it allows us to plan to the capabilities of the treatment machines, rather than limiting what we do because legacy verification processes cannot keep up.  This ensures our clinicians can offer the best possible care to their patients.”

See the full report on page 23 of the April 2017 issue of RAD Magazine.

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