NEWS:  New MIMI Accessory, HexaCheck, Offers Most Accurate 6D Couch QA on the Market

Jun 19, 2016

(Middleton, WI) , June 20, 2016 – Standard Imaging, Inc., a global leader in radiation quality assurance for cancer treatment, announced the official release of the HexaCheck, an accessory for the MIMI phantom which makes it possible to verify couch position in six dimensions with exceptional accuracy.

"Rotational inaccuracy can affect dose delivery to patients, especially for small field treatments. The HexaCheck is the most advanced product of its kind, allowing for fast daily testing of rotational correction accuracy at the same time as daily IGRT QA,” said Eric DeWerd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Intended for both commissioning and QA testing, the HexaCheck offers unparalleled accuracy and repeatability. By using sophisticated locking mechanisms, the user can quickly and easily set up to three angle offsets at ±2.5° in each direction. This feature ensures accuracy within ±0.15°, and repeatability within ±0.05° – numbers no other 6D Couch QA system has been able to achieve.

The HexaCheck is also designed to fit seamlessly into the user’s existing 3D IGRT QA routine. It’s compatible with a wide range of couches, including Varian Perfect Pitch, Elekta HexaPod, CIVCO Protura, Brainlab Robotics 6D, and Accuray RoboCouch. Plus, it’s designed to work with other products the user may already have, such as Standard Imaging’s Universal Couch Lock, and PIPSpro software.

“Simply position the HexaCheck on the couch, slide the MIMI in, and set the pins,” continued Eric DeWerd. “Exceptional accuracy is now that easy. It’s so simple to use, and provides such precision, that it will be of great aid for anyone with a 6D couch.”

About Standard Imaging

Standard Imaging is a leading manufacturer of radiation calibration and quality assurance instruments for healthcare. The company was founded in 1989, and has become a leader in the medical physics field. Standard Imaging is committed to the fight against cancer by offering a suite of products aimed at supporting radiation therapy for cancer treatment.