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Shenzhen People’s Hospital invests in advanced QA solution

Shenzhen People’s Hospital is one of the leading Radiation Oncology Centers in the south of China. During the last three years Shenzhen People’s Hospital substantially invested in advanced treatment technology like Varian Edge, Elekta Axesse Linear Accelerator and other modern treatment devices. Investing in IQM allows this busy department to improve their pre-treatment Plan QA …

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Comparison of IQM and Varian Portal Dosimetry for pre-treatment VMAT QA

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of the leading Radiation Oncology Centers in the US and a Varian reference site. Medical Physicists at VUMC compared IQM with Varian Portal Dosimetry for pre-treatment QA of various VMAT treatment techniques and published their results in the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics (JACMP) Vol. 22 of …

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Medizinische Hochschule Hannover starts clinical use of advanced QA system

The “Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH)” is one of Germany’s leading University clinics providing high quality care to their patients. The IQM system was installed at MHH in the beginning of October and the Medical Physics team immediately started integrating IQM into their clinical routine. Dr. Martin Werner, Medical Physicist at MHH, commented that “We truly …

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Minimizing QA time in Radiation Therapy

Our last newsletter outlined how real-time verification of hypo-fractionated treatments with IQM allows sites to implement this new technology with confidence and how it improves patient convenience without compromising patient safety. (Read the complete article.) Providing optimal care to cancer patients is an increasingly complex task. Continued growth in the number of cancer patients combined …

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Safely minimizing patient time in Radiation Therapy

An increasing number of Radiation Therapy clinics worldwide are introducing hypo-fractionated treatment techniques into their clinical routine. High quality treatment delivered in a single or just a few fractions minimizes the time a patient must spend receiving Radiation Therapy. Reducing the duration of a treatment course from 6 weeks, with conventional fractionation, to merely a …

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Improving Patient Safety – A Medical Physicist’s perspective

10 years ago, in January 2010, the New York Times started a series of articles about accidental overexposures in radiation therapy treatments. This milestone prompted us to consider the challenges Medical Physicists have experienced over the last 10 years and what kind of measures have been taken to improve patient safety in today’s radiation therapy …

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