2019 AAPM Annual Meeting

July 14 – July 18, 2019 – San Antonio, TX

Booth 328

Stop by Booth 328 to learn about our latest products, like Adaptivo, LinacView, and QA StereoChecker. Plus, check out some perennial favorites, like our Exradin Detectors, and the Lucy 3D QA Phantom.

See What's New at AAPM


Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Booth 328.

Show dates and hours:

  • Sunday, July 14, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Monday, July 15, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 16, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 17, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

SI products highlighted at AAPM 2019


PO-GePV-M-3 Introduction of Efficient Workflow of In-Vivo Dosimetry Based On TOYOTA Production System
T Matsunaga*, J Suzuki, H Takahashi, K Hamajima, M Niwa, T Okuda, TOYOTA Memorial Hospital, Toyota, Aichi, Japan

Exradin W2:

TU-C930-GePD-F4-1 Evaluation of a Plastic Scintillation Detector for Commissioning Data Acquisition in An MR-Guided Linear Accelerator
B Barraclough*, K Mittauer, D Jacqmin, A Antolak, P Yadav, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
WE-C1000-GePD-F4-2 Comparison of W1 and W2 Plastic Scintillation Detectors with Small Field Output Factors
J McKay*, S Petro, M Axente, B Velasco, C Liu, Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN
PO-GePV-T-321 Evaluation of a New Plastic Scintillation Detector for Stereotactic Radiosurgery Applications
D Jacqmin*, J Miller, Z Labby, A Shepard, B Barraclough, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
PO-GePV-T-317 Use of a New, Commercial Plastic Scintillation Device to Measure Output Factors and Scanning Data in Cyberknife
S Taneja1*, J Teruel1, P Galavis1, I Das1, D Barbee1, O Clancey2, M Witten2, (1) NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, (2) Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Exradin ionization chambers and diodes:

SU-E-221AB-5 Measurement of Ionization Chamber Angular Response to Magnetic Field in An MRLinac
V Iakovenko1*, B Keller2, A Sahgal3, A Sarfehnia4, (1) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, (2) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, (3) University of Toronto, (4) Sunnybrook Health Sc
SU-E-SAN4-7 Verification of the Convolution Algorithm for Inhomogeneity Correction in Gamma Knife Dose Calculation
Andy Y. Xu1*, Tony J. Wang1, Pei Fan1, Yi-Fang Wang1, Olga Dona1, Horia Vulpe1, John Adamovics2, Michael B. Sisti3, Cheng-Shie Wuu1, (1) Department of Radiation Oncology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, (2) Department of Chemistry, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, (3) Department of Neurosurgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
SU-F-302-8 Variability of Gamma Knife Output Calibration Based On Chamber Type, Phantom Material, and Dosimetry Protocol
A Boczkowski1*, S Graves2, L Poplawski3, D Hyer4, (1) University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, (2) University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, (3) West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, (4) University of Iowa, Iowa City
SU-L-SAN1-7 PodPhantom: A Robotic Prototype Dosimetric Data Collection System for GammaPod
D Parsons*, T Chiu, Y Zhang, W Lu, S Jiang, X Gu, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
MO-E115-GePD-F1-5 PDD Analysis of a 6 MV FFF Beam From a Jawless Linear Accelerator with Double Stacked MLCs in the Presence of a Magnetic Field
E Omari*, H Lavvafi, J Roeske, A Sethi, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL
WE-J-301-7 A Modified Formalism for Electron Beam Reference Dosimetry to Improve the Accuracy of Linac Output Calibration
B Muir*, M McEwen, National Research Council, Ottawa, ON
TH-BC-301-5 Development and Implementation of a Small Field Calibration Procedure for a Novel Stereotactic Radiosurgery Device Utilizing TG-21 & IAEA TRS 483
S Becker*, E Nichols, B Yi, Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
PO-GePV-P-37 Characterization of a Non-Clinical FLASH Beam
R Sadagopan6*, J Pollard-Larkin1, R Tailor2, P Balter3, M Gillin4, J Symons5, (1) MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (2) UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (3) UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (4) MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Houston, TX, (5) MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, Houston, TX, (6) MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
PO-GePV-T-306 Inter-Comparison of Dose Rate Calibration for GammaKnife ICON
Y Feng*, R Corns, C Lin, S Sharma, Z Huang, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC


MO-AB-SAN1-11 Treatment Planning System and Beam Data Validation for a Novel Self-Shielded Stereotactic Radiosurgery System (SRS)
S Srivastava1*, S Jani1, D Pinnaduwage1, X Yan1, M Bodduluri2, S Sorensen1, (1) Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, (2) Zap Surgical Systems, Inc., San Carlos, CA
PO-GePV-M-5 Verification of Stereotactic Center of GammaKnife Machine Determined by CBCT
J Feng1*, Y Yang2, S Miao1, Y Du3, (1) Tianjin University, Tianjin, (2) Department of Radiotherapy, Tianjin First Central Hospital, Tianjin, (3) Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


SU-I300-GePD-F9-6 Optimal CBCT Parameters for SRS Image Guidance
E Sudentas*, N Kalach, Mount Sinai West, New York, NY
WE-C930-GePD-F6-3 Automated CBCT Image Quality Assurance for Gamma Knife Icon System
F.Q. Guo1, 2*, (1) Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, (2) Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
PO-GePV-T-267 A Simple Pre-Treatment Quality Assurance Procedure for SBRT
C Kim*, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY

HDR 1000+:

PO-GePV-P-54 Commissioning of HDR Valencia Applicators
P Aryal*, S Chen, M Agarwal, J Zhou, G Lasio, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Other SI products:

TH-A-221AB-9 Respiratory Adaptive Computed Tomography (REACT) Reduces 4DCT Imaging Artifacts Through Prospective Gating: First Experimental Results
N Morton1*, J Sykes2, J Barber2, C Hofmann3, P Keall1, R O'Brien1, (1) University of Sydney, Sydney, (2) Blacktown Hospital, Blacktown, ,(3) Advanced Therapies, Siemens Healthcare GmfH, Forchheim
PO-GePV-T-77 Results of IROC Anthropomorphic Liver Phantom Irradiations with Protons and Photons
P Taylor*, P Alvarez, H Mehrens, D Followill, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
PO-GePV-T-268 The Effect of the Metallic Rail On Reference Dosimetry in the SNC 3D Scanner Water Tank
S Aftab, M Barnes*, J Lehmann, Calvary Mater Hospital Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW

What's New at AAPM 2019

QA StereoChecker [Software v2.0]

  • Introducing Monthly Linac QA in addition to CyberKnife QA
  • Analyze the flatness, symmetry, field size, and penumbra of a single field image
  • MLC Garden Fence routine enhancements including an auto-registration feature
  • New MLC position test with absolute position results
  • Now offers feedback regarding the alignment of the baseline and current images
  • Detector Calibration Workspace accounts for pixel heterogeneities
  • Complete rewrite of software aligned to workflow using an easy to use web interface
  • Accessible from any PC on your network saving data and images to a centralized database
  • Automatic MV/kV discrimination during acquisition

Adaptivo v1.3

  • ARIA 15 compatibility
  • Disease specific gamma criteria can be applied for both Pre-treatment and In Vivo beam analysis
  • Pre-treatment QA functionality for 10MV beams
  • Representative beam data option for In Vivo commissioning

DoseView 3D [Software v2.2]

  • Simple, yet powerful scan queue creation and editing
  • Stepwise and continuous scanning with variable data density
  • Automatic database storage of all scans
  • Easy scan analysis with user-selectable metrics
  • Comprehensive scan editing with user-selectable methods

Exradin W2 Scintillator

  • Significant clinical advantages while performing scanning and point dosimetry measurements
  • User replaceable 1x1mm scintillator is the smallest detector on the market
  • Completely invisible to the beam, water equivalent, exceptional resolution
  • Eliminates orientation questions as there is no angular dependence
  • High signal to noise ratio, low uncertainty for out of field dose
  • Dedicated Clinical Detector Unit for radiation monitoring optics & electronics (MAX SD)
  • Web-based software interface allows for quick and intuitive interaction

IMSure QA Software v3.8

  • Automatically calculates dose when you import a plan in the QA module
  • Transverse CT image slice display has been added
  • Improved automatic depth calculations for arcs with static MLCs or SRS cones

PIPSPro Software v5.6

  • Automatically transfer test results to QA Pilot
  • Dashboard Results Summary
  • MLC QA optional use of MLC QA Phantom and collimator shift removal
  • Stereotactic collimator rotation and improved display of results
  • Complete IMRT and VMAT Logfile MLC analysis for Elekta linacs
  • Imager QA baseline setting and usage improvements
  • Workflow automation – single click deployment to results

QA Pilot

  • Tolerances can be displayed for all numeric types now in longitudinal graphs
  • The date a report was signed has been added to the reports summary page
  • The number of completed and non-performed tests are now displayed on the reports summary page
  • Accommodate test situations that require 2 pieces of QA equipment as data sources for a schedule
  • Control and customize tests you want to skip without being marked incomplete