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Machine QA

Blue Water Phantom Photon Beam QA

Fast, easy-to-set-up alternative to traditional water tanks for routine checks of a linear accelerator's photon beam.

Blue Water Phantom Overview

A New Standard in Water-Equivalency

  • Water equivalent material within 1.0% for photons, and is free of contaminants and air.
  • Slabs from this unique material are exceptionally strong and will not stick together when stacked or stored.
  • Not affected by changes in temperature or humidity

Unique Chamber Slab Design

In slabs that are at least 2 cm thick, cavities are available to accommodate parallel plate ion chambers or thimble type ion chambers. Instead of having multiple slabs for each thimble type ion chamber, a single ion chamber slab is used with interchangeable ion chamber plugs.

Features

  • Wide Range: Available in nine standard thicknesses.
  • Tested for Consistency: Each production is tested at an independent calibration laboratory for consistency.

Additional products that utilize Blue Water

  • QA BeamChecker Plus: Perform fast daily QA. Automatic energy detection, measurement acquisition, and reset.
  • Stereotactic Dose Verification Phantom: Accommodates ion chamber and film dose measurements for commissioning treatment systems and plan specific dose verification.

Blue Water Specifications

  • Density
    1.09 g/cm3
  • Thickness Tolerance
    +/- 0.15 mm
  • Length and Width Tolerance
    +/- 0.5 mm
  • Physical Form
    Square Slabs (Standard)
  • Sizes Available
    30 cm x 30 cm, 20 cm x 20 cm (Standard)
  • Thicknesses Available
    0.2 cm, 0.3 cm, 0.5 cm, 1 cm, 2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm (Standard)
  • Other Options
    Blank Cavity, Milled for Parallel Plate Chamber

Blue Water Phantom Plug with Cavity

  • A12 Farmer-Type Chamber
  • A14SL Slim Line Microchamber
  • A16 Micropoint Chamber
  • A19 Classic Farmer Chamber

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