PIPSpro Software

Automated TG-142 imager and machine QA.

TG-142 QA Made Easy

TG-142 imaging and machine QA procedures in a single, intuitive platform. PIPSpro provides a comprehensive, quantitative analysis of your imager and linac, easing the implementation of TG-142.

Features & Benefits

Filmless, Quantifiable TG-142 QA

Specialized suite of phantoms allows for EPID-based QA in TG-142 recommended procedures, including:

  • MV and kV imagers
  • Cone-beam CT
  • MLC QA tests
  • IGRT 
  • Stereotactic (Winston-Lutz)
  • Radiation Field/Light Field
  • Star Shot analysis

Save up to $2500/year in film by upgrading to EPID-based QA for TG-142 tests.

Easy Analysis, Trending and Reporting

  • User-interface simplifies image analysis, data storage, historical trending and reporting to just a few clicks.
     
  • A central hub allows for quick access to TG-142 QA results from multiple computers, departments or sites.
     

PIPSpro analyzing QC-3 phantom

Validated Performance

Over 100 publications validate the performance of PIPSpro and its specialized phantoms with a variety of imagers.

QC-3 and QCkV-1 Phantoms for PIPSpro

Specifications

PIPSpro Software
   
Current Released Version 5.1
Operating System Windows Vista®
Windows 7
Processor Intel® or AMD®, 350 MHz or greater
Memory 64 MB (256 MB recommended)
Hard Drive 50 MB or greater
Screen Resolution 800 x 600 (1024 x 768 recommended)
CD-ROM Drive 2X speed or greater
Screen Color Depth 256-bit or greater
Product Standards CE, Designed to meet IEC 60601-1-4

"PIPSpro's intuitive interface and simplified QA phantoms facilitate meaningful data collection with minimal machine time."

Michael Gnaster, MS Medical Physicist Danville Regional Medical Center

"PIPSpro software and phantoms are valuable tools for streamlining over 30 of the TG-142 tests, automating data analysis, and providing documentation of the test results. By providing quantifiable and repeatable results, PIPSpro makes it easier for our center to become compliant with TG-142."

Rick Baker Physics Applications Specialist Iowa Health Des Moines - John Stoddard Cancer Center

How It Works

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Superior Phantoms for Unparalleled Accuracy

The suite of phantoms analyzed by PIPSpro form an accurate foundation for exceptional EPID-based QA. The factory-calibrated QC-3, QCkV-1, MLC and MIMI phantoms are ideal tools to begin TG-142 compliant testing for a variety of applications, including:

  • MV, kV and CBCT Imagers
  • IGRT
  • Winston-Lutz/Stereotactic
  • MLC
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QC-3 and QCkV-1 Phantoms for PIPSpro
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Quantitative TG-142 QA

Once images are imported into PIPSpro, the software can perform comprehensive analysis on each phantom; providing quantitative, TG-142 quality assurance for over 30 procedures. All results have easy-to-read “stoplight” indicators, with customizable warning and rejection levels.

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PIPSpro custom MLC QA TG-142 tolerances
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Intuitive Trending and Export

PIPSpro can store data on a central network for quick documentation and access for TG-142 test results and trending reports. QA results are shown in easy-to-read reports, which can be exported to PDF and ASCII files without additional software tools.

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TG-142 trending with PIPSpro

Videos

TG-142 Imager QA at a Varian Site

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Support

Product Resources

Publications, tech notes, testimonials, and other resources to support PIPSpro Software.

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Publications

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Tech Notes

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Frequently Asked Questions

What phantoms can PIPSpro analyze?

PIPSpro software analyzes the QC3, QC-kV, FC-2, MLC and Stereotactic phantoms. The calibrated QC-3 and QCkV-1 phantoms allow you to compare your results to similar machines worldwide.  PIPSpro is also compatible with Catphan phantoms and the LEEDS test tool (TOR18) included with Linacs.

How does PIPSpro analyze the LEEDS Test tool (TOR18)?

The LEEDS test tool was not designed for automated image analysis, thus only the lower frequency bar patterns are analyzed by PIPSpro.  User-selectable trend points on the RMTF curve should be set at f90 and f80 for the LEEDS phantom.

Can I just purchase the phantoms?

Yes. However, one of the key attributes of PIPSpro is the ability to compare your results with those of other users. The factory-calibrated phantoms (tested lp/mm, results included) are explicitly designed to partner with PIPSpro: producing unmatched accuracy for a precise comparison of QA data.

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