Online treatment monitoring during radiotherapy refers to the use of technology to remotely monitor and track the delivery of radiation therapy in real-time. This can include monitoring the treatment beam delivery, patient positioning, and other factors that can affect the accuracy of the treatment.
Online treatment monitoring during the patient treatment identifies and corrects errors and deviations from the treatment plan as they occur, rather than discovering them after the fact.
Online Treatment Monitoring with IQM
IQM is the first and only online treatment beam monitoring system available in radiation therapy. IQM verifies the accuracy of the treatment delivery at every control point in real-time, safeguarding every step of the treatment delivery process.
IQM is completely integrated into the treatment planning and treatment delivery process and requires no user interaction. The innovative detector design provides 100% active detection area ensuring outstanding accuracy for even the most complex treatment techniques.
Online treatment monitoring with IQM provides many benefits to patients as well as to the clinical team:
- Immediate feedback
IQM detects any errors or deviations from the treatment plan in real-time. Errors are immediately identified and can be immediately corrected.
- Improved accuracy
IQM identifies any deviations in real-time during the patient treatment, improving the overall accuracy of the treatment delivery.
- Reduced exposure
IQM ensures that the radiation dose is delivered precisely as planned, fulfilling target dose and organ-sparing goals.
- Adaptive treatment techniques
Real-time verification with IQM supports offline and online Adaptive Treatment Techniques. Adjustments to the plan are verified in real-time.
- Data tracking
IQM provides unprecedented insights into treatment delivery accuracy by tracking and documenting every deviation at every beam segment.
- Cost effective
IQM significantly reduces the verification workload at every step of the verification process, increasing efficiency and supporting higher patient throughput.