PTW BEAMSCAN™

BEAMSCAN™
THE FUTURE OF
3D WATER SCANNING.
BEAMSCAN™
FASTER SETUP.
FASTER SCANNING.
BEAMSCAN™
READY TO SCAN.
IN A FEW MINUTES.
BEAMSCAN™
SCAN. ANALYZE.
REPORT. DONE.

The NEW WATER PHANTOM

AUTOMATED

No tools. No tank shifts. No manual adjustments. Get your BEAMSCAN™ ready to scan in a fraction of time using BEAMSCAN™ Auto Setup.

TRULEVEL

There is a faster, easier way to level the water tank. Align the scanning axes virtually – without moving the tank or scanning arms.

WI-FI

Enjoy true Wi-Fi connectivity. BEAMSCAN™ is the first 3D water phantom worldwide to include wireless operation and data transfer.

ULTRAFAST

BEAMSCAN™ combines speed and precision. With its automated setup and faster scanning speeds, BEAMSCAN™ cuts commissioning time in half.

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1. Simple ‘plug-and-go’
1. Simple ‘plug-and-go’

True all-in-one, ready-to-use solution

With all electronics and cables directly built into the system and just one power cable to connect, the all-in-one BEAMSCAN™ reduces installation time to a minimum.

Simply align it to the LINAC and plug in the power cable. Done.
2. Automated
2. Automated

Ready to scan in a few minutes

BEAMSCAN™ comes with a fully automated setup, saving much time and helping prevent typical setup errors.

The interactive BEAMSCAN™ Wizard, which can be easily accessed using the included iPod touch® or your own mobile device, guides you through the system setup in the treatment room – touch by touch, in a fraction of time. No tools, and no manual adjustments required.
3. Patented TRULEVEL technology
3. Patented TRULEVEL technology

Virtual tank leveling:
Faster, easier, less error-prone

BEAMSCAN™ uses a unique patented, fully automatic virtual tank leveling that helps eliminate typical error sources in tank alignment.

Based on a three-point measurement and advanced mathematical calculations, TRULEVEL aligns the scanning axes virtually to the water surface without physically moving the tank or scanning arms. No leveling tools and no tank shifts required.
4. Clip-in TRUFIX®
4. Clip-in TRUFIX®

Easiest detector installation with patented clip-in TRUFIX®

The new clip-in TRUFIX detector positioning system, makes it easier than ever to precisely align a detector both vertically and horizontally in a BEAMSCAN™ water phantom or quickly exchange it without realignment.

Simply select the appropriate detector holder for axial or radial irradiation, clip it onto the TRUFIX base, then insert your detector, and ready you are.
5. Rapid scanning
5. Rapid scanning

Perfect scans at maximum speed

With enhanced mechanics and a new built-in state-of-the-art electrometer which is capable of speeds of up to 20 mm/s, BEAMSCAN™ delivers pinpoint accurate scans in half the time – every time you use it.
6. Wireless
6. Wireless

True Wi-Fi connectivity

BEAMSCAN™ is equipped with an intelligent web server to offer hassle-free wireless operation. No need to install data cables every time you use it.

Simply access the built-in BEAMSCAN™ web server through your own mobile device or PC and complete your auto setup or perform your measurement tasks – faster and easier than ever before.
7. Superior functionality
7. Superior functionality

Innovation down to the smallest detail

From wave prevention to evaporation control, from click-fix SSD adjustment to auto field alignment, BEAMSCAN™ features many practical improvements and well thought-out details to make your work much easier.

With its inclined tank bottom and a large water hose, which allow for complete draining, BEAMSCAN™ is as easy to remove and store as it is to install.

BEAMSCAN™ Setup Faster than ever.

BEAMSCAN™ Software Everything you need for fast, accurate beam data commissioning.

BEAMSCAN™ Software

BEAMSCAN™ Auto Setup

Ready to scan in a few minutes

Forget time-consuming setup procedures. BEAMSCAN™ software comes with an intelligent Auto Setup allowing you to complete the setup steps easily that require radiation.

The Auto Setup will launch automatically upon start of the software, check-marking the setup routines that have already been performed in the treatment room.

As with BEAMSCAN™ Wizard in the treatment room, the software-based Auto Setup guides you step by step through the system setup in the control room, requiring no manual adjustments or calculations.

Simply start the Auto Setup program from your PC, and let BEAMSCAN™ software do the rest.

Learn how easy it is to set up BEAMSCAN™.
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BEAMSCAN™ Software

Fast, Accurate Beam Data Acquisition

Precision scans at maximum speed

Accelerate beam data collection with automated, TPS-specific task lists to perform multiple measurement tasks in one go. Customize them to your needs with simple drag and drop. Scan profiles twice as fast by doubling the scanning speed - without compromising accuracy.

Key measurement tools at a glance

  • TPS-specific, customizable task lists for automatic beam data collection
  • Fast scanning mode
  • Advanced measurement options, e.g., TPR/TMR, output factors, absolute dose
  • SSD conversion to measure large beam profiles without tank shift
  • Reference curve overlay for online comparison
  • Real-time beam adjustment
  • Automatic water level check for efficient evaporation control
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BEAMSCAN™ Software

Advanced Beam Data Analysis

Analyze your data with a few clicks.

Click on the Analyze button, and BEAMSCAN™ software will instantly analyze your scans based on a preselected dosimetry protocol. FFF profiles are automatically detected and evaluated following recommendations of Fogliata et al.

Key analysis tools at a glance

  • Automatic evaluation of FFF beam profiles
  • Automated beam data analysis based on international, vendor-specific or user-defined dosimetry protocols
  • Comparing profiles (1D Gamma, percentage deviation)
  • Superimposing scans to detect asymmetries
  • TPR/TMR calculations from depth dose measurements
  • Table generator to automatically calculate TPR/TMR, OCR and output factors
  • Absolute and film dosimetry (optional)
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BEAMSCAN™ Software

Enhanced Data Processing

Turn raw data into results.

Choose from a variety of mathematical functions and filters that aid in visualization and data analysis and help you prepare your data for export into your treatment planning system.

Key processing tools at a glance

  • Smoothing or averaging data to remove unwanted noise
  • Shifting profiles or PDDs along depth axis to correct measurement depths
  • Correcting CAX of FFF profiles based on user-defined penumbra values
  • Converting measured ionization curves to absorbed dose to water curves
  • Normalizing profiles to CAX, a specific point or absolute value
  • Mirroring profiles to correct coordinate system or asymmetry
  • Creating correction tables for depth- or dose-related corrections
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BEAMSCAN™ Software

Annual QA and Reporting

Your workflow in mind

Export your analyzed beam data to Track-it. Combined with BEAMSCAN™, the easy-to-use Track-it QA data management software provides you with a comprehensive solution from scanning to reporting that integrates with your workflow and helps you maintain regulatory compliance.

Key reporting tools at a glance

  • Quick browser-based access to all QA data from anywhere in your network
  • Automated monitoring of QA tasks and QA reports on one single platform
  • Predefined, customizable protocol templates, e.g.,
    AAPM TG-142 Annual QA, for easy documentation
  • Smart AutoFill function to update reports automatically
  • Offline/online data synchronization
  • Trend charts for easy tracking of machine performance over time
Learn more about BEAMSCAN™ + Track-it.
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BEAMSCAN™ + Track-it

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The New Water Phantom: Revolutionary design. Exceptional precision. Fast performance.

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True all-in-one, all built-in solution: ‘Plug and go’ installation

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True Wi-Fi connectivity: The first 3D water phantom to go wireless.

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Wireless Auto Setup: Ready to scan in a few minutes.

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Patented TRULEVEL technology: Virtual tank leveling without physically moving the tank or scanning arms

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New electrometer: Perfect scans, twice as fast.

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Reference-class Semiflex 3D ionization chambers: Latest 3D detector technology for faster scans, for better results.

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Clip-in detector installation with patented TRUFIX®: Easily mounted, quickly exchanged and removed.

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Click-fix SSD adjustment tool: Correct setting of the SSD made easy.

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Form follows function: Inclined tank bottom, large water hose for complete draining

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Functionality improved at all levels: Integrated evaporation control

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Feature-rich, easy-to-use application software that truly serves your needs.

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BEAMSCAN™ with Track-it: Optimized workflow from scanning to documentation

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Attention to details: Robust swivel wheels, ample wheelbase. Simply mobile.

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Smart accessories that meet practice requirements.

BEAMSCAN™ in Action

BEAMSCAN™

Learn more about BEAMSCAN™ Wireless Auto Setup which gets you ready to scan in a few minutes.

BEAMSCAN™ + Track-it

Improve efficiency by managing your analyzed beam data in Track-it. Explore the benefits.

Technical Data BEAMSCAN™ 3D Water Scanning System
with Wireless Auto Setup and Operation

Use: LINAC Acceptance Testing
TPS Beam Data Commissioning
Monitor Calibration
LINAC Accelerator QA
Size: 1548 mm (L) x 783 mm (W) x 1298 mm (min. height) / 1798 mm (max. height)
Weight: approx. 240 kg (empty)
approx. 440 kg (filled)
Scanning range: 500 mm (horiz.) x 500 mm (horiz.) x 415 mm (vert.)
Wall thickness: 15 mm
Material: PMMA
Weight: approx. 42 kg (empty)
Size: 701 mm x 633 mm x 704 mm
Included: water vapor permeable dust cover
Type: stainless steel worm gear drive
Motor: three stepper motors
Scanning mode: continuous, step-by-step
Scanning speed: up to 20 mm/s
Minimum step size: 0.1 mm
Maximum speed: 50 mm/s
Moving range: 500 mm
Time for full lift: 45 s
Minimum step size: < 1 mm
Pumping/draining time: approx. 5 min (filling), approx. 7 min (draining)
Ground clearance: 84 mm
Size: 1548 mm (L) x 783 mm (W) x 1056 mm (H) (with push bar)
Weight: 180 kg (empty)
Type: iPod touch®
Connection: Wi-Fi
Access: standard web browser
Application software: “BEAMSCAN™ Remote” Web App with BEAMSCAN™ Wizard for system setup from any mobile device
Channels: 2
Resolution: 10 fA
Chamber voltage: (0 ... ± 400) V, programmable in 1 V increments
Dynamic range: 2 pA … 500 nA in three ranges
Time constant: 10 ms in all ranges
Non-linearity: ≤ ± 0.5 % acc. IEC 60731
Long-term stability: ≤ ± 0.5 % p.a. acc. IEC 60731
Reproducibility: ≤ ± 0.5 % acc. IEC 60731
Type: vented cylindrical ionization chamber, waterproof, type 31021
Radiation quality: 60Co ... 50 MV photons (9 ... 45) MeV electrons
Volume: 0.07 cm³
Field size: (3 x 3) cm² ... (40 x 40) cm²
Use: patented clip-in detector mounting and positioning system
Included: TRUFIX® BS base plate with holders for Semiflex 3D, “click-fix” SSD adjustment tool
Minimum PC Requirements
Operating systems: Windows® 7 Professional / Windows® 8/8.1 Pro / Windows® 10 Pro (x32/x64) with recent service packs and updates
Processor: Pentium IV processor 2 GHz
Hard disk, RAM: 100 MB of free space for application software and 2 GB of free space for .NET Framework 4.5.1 • RAM: 2 GB
Screen resolution: XGA (1024 x 768 pixels)
Network: TCP/IP, Ethernet, 100 Mbit/s

Options More Flexibility. Versatile add-ons that make your BEAMSCAN™
even more powerful.

Radiation Detectors

Radiation Detectors

For any application or field size.

As the global leader in radiation dosimetry, PTW offers you the widest range of detectors in the market, satisfying any scanning requirement. Select from different types, shapes and sizes the best detector for your specific task.

Waterproof and equipped with the appropriate holders and connectors, PTW detectors are perfectly matched to your BEAMSCAN™ system. The new clip-in TRUFIX® detector positioning system makes installation as easy as 1, 2, 3. Clip out, clip in is all it takes to exchange a detector. Build-up caps and a mini phantom are optionally available for SC measurement.

Browse Detector Overview.

Track-it QA Software

Track-it

Track. Trend. Report.

Efficiently monitor and document your analyzed BEAMSCAN™ data with Track-it. As a browser-based, versatile QA data management software, Track-it integrates QA data from different sources, devices and sites into a single, intuitive platform.

Highlights:

  • Quickly access, trend and review all analyzed QA data from one place – anytime, anywhere, with a few clicks.
  • Efficiently monitor QA tasks and document their results as legally required – in a fraction of time.
  • Easily identify outliers and deviations to take immediate action.
  • Maintain regulatory compliance and optimize resources by automating processes.
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Powerful alone. Perfect together. BEAMSCAN™ + Track-it Scan. Analyze. Report. As simple as that.

Combine BEAMSCAN™ with Track-it for a complete solution from scanning to documentation that seamlessly integrates with your workflow.

1

SCAN.

Get your system ready to scan in a few minutes with BEAMSCAN™ Wireless Auto Setup. Use the fast scan mode with a maximum scanning speed of 20 mm/s to cut scanning time in half.

2

Analyze.

Click on the “Analyze” button, and BEAMSCAN™ will instantly analyze your scans based on a preselected dosimetry protocol. FFF profiles are automatically detected and evaluated. Powerful data processing tools help to better visualize and analyze your data.

3

Report.

Export your analyzed beam data to Track-it with the click of a button. Select a protocol template, e.g., AAPM TG-142 Annual QA, click “AutoFill” and automatically complete your report with the analyzed data. Status indicator icons in your report show the current status of each QA task (open, skip, pass or fail), allowing you to conveniently monitor your tasks and document their results – in a fraction of time.

Track-it tools and features that help you
increase efficiency in QA data management:

  • Export analyzed QA data from your BEAMSCAN™ system and any other PTW QA device to Track-it with the click of a single button.
  • Manage all QA data on one single platform and share it fast and effectively across your organization.
  • Access QA data from multiple sources and sites with a standard web browser.
  • Track the current status of your QA tasks (open, skip, pass or fail).
  • Automate reporting by using predefined or custom protocol templates, e.g., AAPM TG-142 Annual QA.
  • Update your QA reports automatically with Track-it Autofill.
  • Complete reports offline in the treatment room and synchronize when back online.
  • Add attachments to protocol templates to provide guidance on test procedures.
  • Schedule QA tasks on specific days of the week.
  • View and manage all your QA reports in the Track-it Dashboard.
  • Show trends of selected data to track performance changes over time.
  • Add custom data manually or import external QA data via open XML interface.
  • Add comments and attachments to measurements, e.g., to ask questions.
  • Maintain logbooks for treatment machines, e.g., to document service and repair interventions.

Limited-Time Promotion “BEAMSCAN™ + Track-it” Get Track-it – at no additional cost!

What you get:

Each BEAMSCAN™ ordered by December 31, 2017 comes with a complimentary three-user license of the Track-it QA data management software. Simply install it along with the BEAMSCAN™ software, and off you go.

Track-it benefits:

  • Highly customizable data management solution that supports your workflow.
  • Browser-based solution – no installation required.
  • Unrestricted and unlimited access to your QA data – no annual subscriptions, no hidden costs.
  • Full control of your sensitive data and where it is stored.
  • Future-proof software architecture – use the measurement tools you need.
  • Automated reporting – save time and headaches.
Learn more about BEAMSCAN™ + Track-it.

More Options

Absolute Dosimetry*

Software for absorbed dose to water determination

Key Features:

  • Absolute dose measurements according to IEC 60731
  • Determination of absorbed dose to water based on ionization chamber measurements using IAEA TRS-398 or AAPM TG-51 dosimetry protocols
  • Quick access to all relevant detector data via PTW detector database
  • Remote positioning of detector and control of various PTW electrometers

*not available for sale within the United States

Film Dosimetry

Software for scanning and analysis of
films and digital images

Key Features:

  • Complete solution for film dosimetry
  • GAFCHROMIC® optimization to scan films with RGB flatbed and VIDAR® scanners
  • All radiation film and twain-compatible scanner types supported
  • Fast conversion of digital images into beam profiles, PDD curves and isodose charts for comparison to water phantom data and protocol-based analysis
  • Isocenter verification using star shot method
  • Formats from all major image sources supported (TIFF, DICOM, etc.)

Services

Installation and On-Site Training

Installation and On-Site Training

Get started quickly.

Work effectively with your BEAMSCAN™ from day one. Let our support specialists assist you with the proper installation and configuration of your BEAMSCAN™. Expand your product skills to make optimal use of your water phantom.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • Save time with installation and configuration – focus on what is important.
  • Increase productivity – let a service expert install and configure the system for you.
  • Become familiar with the features of the BEAMSCAN™ hardware and software.
  • Learn about tips and tricks that help you save time and boost efficiency.
  • Benefit from customized training sessions that meet your specific training needs.
  • Organize on-site trainings for your entire team to reduce training costs.

Service Contracts

Service Contracts

Protect your BEAMSCAN™.

Even the best measurement system needs proper service and support. With a PTW service contract, you can be sure to keep your BEAMSCAN™ running at peak performance long after the original warranty period has expired.

Benefits of a service contract:

  • Lower operating costs – maintain your system in good condition as long as you use it.
  • Maximize your system’s performance with timely preventive maintenance.
  • Ensure that your measurement system remains accurate over time, meeting regulatory requirements.
  • Eliminate the risk of unexpected failure or system downtime when you least need it.
  • Keep your costs under control with fixed annual fees that are guaranteed for three years.
  • Benefit from flexible contract times.
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Technical Support

Knowing what responsibility means.

At PTW, we understand that customer care does not stop with the sale of a product. A dedicated team of service technicians and support specialists is on hand to make sure you get the expert help you need – quickly and reliably.

Get ready for support.

Please have the following information ready before contacting PTW Technical Support:

  • Service Contract Number (AU No.) if available. Please check whether your BEAMSCAN™ is covered by a valid maintenance contract.
  • Your full name and contact details (name of facility, location, phone and email)
  • Hardware-related issues:
    Type and serial numbers of the following components of your BEAMSCAN™ system:

    • PMMA water tank
    • Lift carriage
    • Control unit

    Type and serial number labels can usually be found on the side or bottom of the respective component.

  • Software-related issues:

    • Software license number and version installed
    • Operating system on which the BEAMSCAN™ software is running
  • Detailed description of the problem or context in which the problem occurred that may help our support specialists to solve it quickly and efficiently, e.g.:

    • Step-by-step description of what caused the problem;
    • Screenshots or copies of warning, error messages, etc. received;
    • Information about whether changes have been made to the system (hardware, software etc.)

Training & Education

THE DOSIMETRY SCHOOL

THE DOSIMETRY SCHOOL

Sharing knowledge. Inspiring practice.

Founded in 2014, THE DOSIMETRY SCHOOL is a global education initiative by PTW aiming to enhance the understanding and practice of clinical dosimetry.

Courses are organized worldwide through a cooperation network and can be customized to best suit your level of experience and particular learning requirements.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Keep your knowledge in dosimetry up to date.
  • Gain a broader understanding of current theories, practices and technologies in dosimetry and quality control.
  • Work with motivated trainers who have a strong background in medical physics and clinical experience.
  • Learn from lectures, actual cases and hands-on sessions to extend your skills.
  • Enjoy a relaxing learning environment in small groups for better interaction.
  • Share your knowledge, exchange tips, network with your peers.
  • Benefit from fair prices and conditions.
Learn more about current course offerings.
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Relative Dosimetry

Relative Dosimetry

Training course with hands-on practice

Learn how to use your BEAMSCAN™ effectively for beam data acquisition and commissioning.

The “Relative Dosimetry” training course provides you with fundamental knowledge of the physics, procedures and techniques required for beam data acquisition for your treatment planning system (TPS), combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience.

Key topics covered in this course:

  • Technical overview of the BEAMSCAN™ water phantom: system components, setup and operation
  • Overview of available detector types and selection of suitable detectors
  • Typical error sources and guidance on how to deal with them
  • Beam data acquisition for photon and electron beams
  • Dynamic and non-standard beams, e.g., small fields, FFF beams, out-of-field dose scatter factors
  • Beam data analysis, e.g., beam profiles, PDDs, output factors
  • Hands-on sessions in the treatment room
Learn more about the course program.
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