By John Wallace
The annual RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting is a grand event each and every year. The 105th meeting held December 1-6, 2019 at the McCormick Place in Chicago was no different.
LANDAUER and RaySafe, leaders in radiation safety and quality assurance, featured new products and services at RSNA in a joint booth.
The radiation safety and compliance solutions featured at the RSNA show included LANDAUER OPTIMIZE – a new, unique patient dose optimization solution that combines software and personal guidance from expert, dedicated medical physicists. OPTIMIZE is a cloud-based dose management solution with easy adoption by staff – only requiring about one hour a month to maintain. It features automated monitoring with customized analysis, right patient doses and maximum image quality. Developed by LANDAUER medical physicists, OPTIMIZE allows health care providers to focus on caring for patients rather than data – and to serve more patients safely, effectively and compliantly.
ICE magazine interviewed LANDAUER OPTIMIZE designer Olav Christianson at RSNA.
“We created a consulting service to help people understand data,” Christianson explained. “OPTIMIZE combines software with board certified physicists. This allows you to do some really innovative things.”
“We get the data in real time and can monitor in real time,” he added.
“Optimize is different because it is all about the service,” Jim O’Brien added. “We are encouraging them to outsource their compliance management for patient radiation.”
RaySafe displayed the 452 Radiation Survey Meter, the i3 Real-time Dosimeter System and the X2 X-ray QA Test. The RaySafe 452 Radiation Survey Meter is a versatile, powerful tool that can be used for multiple situations, reducing the number of devices technicians need to carry, learn and calibrate. It is the ideal tool to measure radiation in a wide variety of applications, including finding spilled isotopes, measuring scattered radiation from X-ray machines and linear accelerators. The RaySafe 452 does not require any corrections or manual settings, letting technicians focus on radiation protection rather than set-up.
Magnus Smith said he received great feedback regarding the 452 Radiation Survey Meter during RSNA.
“We offer a great versatility of products to measure low and high dose rate with a fast response time,” Smith said. “Making it a meter that can be used in any application.”