The Medical Physics team lead by Andrew Veres and Luis Fong de los Santos at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota was one of the leading international radiation therapy centers that cooperated with us as a research partner. The research version of IQM was installed at the Mayo Clinic in September, 2015.
Over the past 30 months, the IQM research team at Mayo Clinic has thoroughly evaluated the IQM system for a wide variety of clinical uses.
Based on this unprecedented evaluation of the IQM system, the medical physicists at Mayo Clinic decided to begin implementing the IQM system for clinical use. Pre-treatment plan QA for highly complex treatment techniques is one clinical application of the IQM System already in progress. Another application underway is the development of a novel approach for machine specific QA using the IQM system.
The physics team at the Mayo Clinic co-authored a publication titled
“Photon Beam Quality Assurance with the IQM System: A Multicenter Study.“
after participating in a working group that studied Machine QA with IQM, with a particular focus on the requirements of TG-142. You can click here to download the complete posterpublished at AAPM 2018 in Nashville.
The Mayo Clinic medical physics team will use IQM for a variety of Machine QA purposes, including a fully automated daily check of output constancy, symmetry and flatness as well as other QA tasks like energy constancy verification and the picket fence test, along with other dynamic beam QA protocols.
We have appreciated the Mayo Clinic’s detailed, thorough and practical approach to assessing the IQM System. Now we are highly gratified to see the team turn their attention from evaluating the IQM’s capabilities to applying those capabilities for the benefit of their patients.” said Juergen Oellig.
“As our research partners “go clinical” with the IQM system we are seeing the potential benefits brought to real-world patient care.”
Click here to learn about IQM’s advantages for pre-treatment plan QA as well as how you can use IQM for quality assurance of your linear accelerator.