Standard Imaging's expertise in ion chambers, phantoms and electrometers is the foundation for the innovative QA BeamChecker Plus. Integral build up and automatic energy detection allows the QA BeamChecker Plus to operate independently from its QA management software without the use of wires or cables. Radiation Therapists do not need to enter the vault between energies, allowing for fast, intuitive morning QA in up to 9 treatment rooms.
The QA BeamChecker Plus creates baselines for each photon and electron energy or multiple plans for static and dynamic exposures of different jaw widths. Once established, the QA BeamChecker Plus can perform Wire-Free daily QA. Unlike competing daily QA instruments, no software is required beyond this initial step.View Details »
The QA BeamChecker Plus is placed on the treatment couch in same position as during the baseline measurement. The patient camera is aimed at the QA BeamChecker Plus front panel. Any energy for which a baseline exists can be administered as the order of exposure does not matter. Upon beam detection, the display identifies the energy and indicates a “pass” or “fail” compared to the baseline. The measurement is automatically saved and can be viewed later in more detail. If real time measurements are desired, use the wireless software interface for instantaneous measurements.
If the energy passes, the QA BeamChecker Plus automatically resets after a brief period and readies itself for the next exposure. Once all energies of one type are completed, the unit is simply flipped over to utilize the appropriate integrated build-up. 1.5 cm of water equivalent build-up is provided on the electron side, 3.5 cm on the photon side.View Details »
When the routine is completed, the QA BeamChecker Plus is placed onto its included cradle for a recharge and link to the PC. Periodically, QA data can be transferred to a database for trending and analysis.View Details »
The Cutting Board for QA BeamChecker Plus is equipped with implanted fiducial markers which allow for accurate alignment of the QABC+ using the CyberKnife system’s treatment localization system (TLS).View Details »
|Height||6.15 cm (2.42 in)|
|Width||30.86 cm (12.15 in)|
|Length||40.64 cm (16 in)|
|Weight||5.0 kg (11 lbs)|
|Height (Power/Data Cradle)||7.16 cm (2.82 in)|
|Width (Power/Data Cradle)||10.16 cm (4.0 in)|
|Length (Power/Data Cradle)||29.21 cm (11.50 in)|
|Weight (Power/Data Cradle)||1.8 kg (4 lbs)|
|8 Vented Ionization Chambers, Fully Guarded||One center detector |
Four quadrant detectors, 7.5 cm from center
Three energy identification chambers
|Chamber Volume||0.6 cm3|
|Parallel Plate Separation||4.0 mm|
|Collection Electrode||1.39 cm diameter|
|Inherent Buildup||Photons: 3.5 cm water-equivalent material |
Electrons: 1.5 cm water-equivalent material
|Radiation Measured||Photons: 60Co to 25 MV |
Electrons: 6 MeV to 25 MeV
|Muliple Vault Capability||Up to 9 rooms, any combination of linear accelerator or Rotational systems|
|Temperature and Pressure Measurement||Precision sensor on board, automatic compensation|
|Pressure Range, Resolution||600 - 800 mmHg, 0.1 mmHg|
|Temperature Range, Resolution||10 - 40 °C, 0.1 °C|
|Light Field Alignment||20 cm x 20 cm alignment grid for easy setup|
|TomoTherapy Alignment||Three 2 mm embedded lead BBs, top, rear, side alignment marks|
|Real Time Clock||Date and time stamp for all measurements for easy setup|
|Internal Memory||Store 512 data points before transfer required|
|Power/Data Cradle||Interface for battery charging and serial communications |
Two 9 pin serial cables provided, 7.6 m (25 ft) and 33 m (100 ft)
|Battery||1.3 Ah SLA, provides approximately 4 hours of continuous use|
|Charger Input||90 - 240 VAC, 50-60 hz, IEC 60601-1 approved wall mounted power supply|
|Operating System||Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP4 |
Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 or higher
Microsoft® Windows® Vista SP1 or higher
Microsoft® 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|
|Other Requirements||One available serial port|
|Options||Gantry Mount (REF 70500) |
Additional Power/Data Cradle (REF 70502)
Serial to USB adapter (REF 70503)
Leveling Platform, for TomoTherapy® Use (REF 70505)
Bluetooth Adapter Kit (REF 70504)
|U.S. Patent Numbers.||7,189,975 |
"BeamChecker is a great device. For the therapist there is no software or cables that need to run every morning. This allows for quick and easy warmups. With the customized options we can check wedge placement and a VMAT test case every morning. BeamChecker is a smart and simple device. We have been using it since 2012 and are very pleased with its performance."
“The QA BeamChecker has been a reliable and easy to use morning QA device for our cancer center, and a welcome upgrade for our entire team. Our therapists appreciate the setup simplicity in the early morning, our physicists trust the output results, and our management team values us starting the day on time while ensuring patient safety.”
"My therapists threatened to mutiny if they weren't allowed to buy the QA BeamChecker Plus."
"We have the QA BeamChecker Plus at three sites. It is the best device I have used in 25 years as a medical physicist."
"When it came time to purchase a new daily check device, we chose to try the QA BeamChecker based upon Standard Imaging's reputation for producing well-designed, quality equipment. During our demo period, we were impressed by the design, ease of use, and quality of construction. Comparing it to our previous device, we save an average of 20 minutes on our daily procedure. Given the choice, our users unanimously chose the QA BeamChecker over other manufacturers. Since then, we have purchased QA BeamChecker Plus units for four of our other centers and will look to Standard Imaging for further daily check device purchases."
"We replaced our 7+ year-old BeamChecker Plus daily QA device from Standard Imaging with a new BeamChecker Plus, not only because of its technical specifications, but also because of the great technical support we get from SI."