An industry standard for independently verifying prescribed patient dose
WHY PERFORM INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION?
AAPM TG 56, TG 40, TRS 398, and many manufacturers of brachytherapy seeds recommend independent verification of their source strengths. Centers in the U.S. may also be forgoing reimbursement income by not performing independent verifications. CPT code 77370 provides reimbursement for on-site calibration of brachytherapy seeds. To receive the reimbursement a facility is required to have a NIST traceable calibration for instruments like the HDR 1000 Plus or IVB 1000 Well Chambers for on-site calibrations.
CONFIDENCE IN BRACHYTHERAPY SOURCE CALIBRATION
The HDR 1000 Plus Well Chamber is an air-communicating chamber, so there is no inaccuracy due to an undetected gas leak as in a pressurized chamber. The HDR 1000 Plus is ideal for low dose rate and high dose rate brachytherapy. Source holders are available for most existing isotopes.
Features and Benefits
- HDR 1000 Plus has been performance validated in over 50 scientific presentations and is used by Primary and Secondary Radiation Standards Laboratories throughout the world
- Precise and accurate calibration of HDR and LDR Iridium, Iodine, Palladium, Cesium, and Strontium brachytherapy source activities· Calibrates individual and multiple isotopes
- Outstanding versatility, use one chamber for many isotopes
- Source holders available for most existing isotopes