Monthly Archives: December 2013

New QA Publication is “Most Read” Article in Medical Physics 40(11), November 2013

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Thanks to my colleagues and co-authors, our newest publication was deemed “Editor’s Pick” for the November issue of the Medical  Physics journal.

The paper is called “Evaluating IMRT and VMAT dose accuracy: Practical examples of failure to detect systematic errors when applying a commonly used metric and action levels” and can be found in Medical Physics, volume 40(11) which was published in November of 2013 vente libre de viagra.

You can link to the abstract and download the paper here....

Quality Reports [EMR]® 1.1 Released

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Quality Reports [EMR] version 1.1 is now release for general use.

Thanks to all the users and research partners who provided great input and validation of the many enhancements in this new version. Quality Reports now makes it even easier and to produce customized and comprehensive documentation of radiation plan quality, and further improves the automation of protocol analysis for meaningful use EMR.

The full release summary of changes and new installers are now available for download via the secure downloads portal (see the “Download” link in the banner).

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Icarus / Quality Reports Meeting Update

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Thanks to all who attended and took part in today’s meeting. We did an update on upcoming meetings that feature “Plan Quality Metrics” as a key component, then we did a “random refresher course” session (which will be recurring for each meeting from now on), and finally we looked at a challenging chest wall case courtesy of Lori Kasuske, C.M.D.

Today’s recorded meeting video (Dec. 18, 2013) and last week’s recorded meeting (Dec. 11, 2013) are both available for review in the portfolio, which can be found here.

Finally, due to the holidays, we will not have our normal Wednesday meetings for the next two weeks (i.e. not on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1) and instead we will have a meeting on December 30, 2013. The regular meeting link will work, and it will occur at the normal time (12 p.m. Central Time).

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Icarus / Quality Reports Meeting (Dec. 4, 2013)

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We had a great meeting today. Our guest was Rebecca McInturf who is the Chief Dosimetrist and Therapist as a USON site in Texas. She is using Quality Reports to help her physicists and physicians complete “Maintenance of Certification” projects, providing objective evidence of plan quality improvements at their site. It’s a nice retrospective study with re-planning (with new techniques) compared to old plans, i.e. its a “before and after” comparison viagra vente en france.

Such a comparison could be generalized for clinicians who want to compare: 1) technique A vs. B, 2) TPS version X vs. Y, 3) TPS system 1 vs. 2, 4) manual plans vs. auto-plans (such as Varian’s RapidPlan), etc. It’s important to use Quality Reports to help you analyze comprehensive plan quality without any subjectivity.

Thanks to Rebecca and to all attendees. The meeting was recorded and can be found in the meeting video portfolio....