New - EPID QC
Radia is RIT's new diagnostic software for automated scoring and trending of image quality.
Radia allows the user to meet TG142 and insurance requirements and provides objective results for trending and tracking image quality.
Radia is built around a base module which includes a dicom viewer, dicom receiver, and an extensive tool box of features to view images and make measurements, as well as directory browsers and filters. Radia imports DICOM images and entire Dicom Directories.
Additional modules can then be purchased as needed. The modules available are:
- ACR CT and MR images from ACR Phantom
- Catphan Phantom
- EPID QC Phantom from PTW
Radia has different modules to support multiple Phantoms.
The CT/MR module supports:
- The ACR CT Accreditation Phantom
- The ACR MRI large accreditation Phantom
The Catphan/OBI module supports:
- Varian- 504 Catphan
- Elekta- 503 Catphan
- Siemens Image Quality Phantom
- Catphan 500- 528, 401, 515, and 486
- Catphan 600- 528, 404, 515, 486 and 591
- Catphan 412- 401, 445, 446, 263, and 486
- Catphan 424- 401, 445, 446, 263, and 422
- Catphan 440- 401, 592, and Uniformity
EPID Module supports
- PTW EPID Phantom
- What is RunQueueC and how can I use it?
The Radia RunQueueC worklist is an automated method of batch processing multiple images.
Add images to the worklist, select the proper Analysis Routine, select Analyze Selected, and create the desired report.
- What different outputs can I create for my Radia results?
Results can be exported from Radia in text, graphs, excel, customizable excel export, statistical and trend analysis, and PDF output.
- How can I adjust Radia to reflect what I see visually?
The parameters in the Radia software were developed by strictly following the ACR and manufacturer's recommendations for image analysis. The software was further adjusted to meet the visual results of an average of the results of individual independent examiners.
Radia is designed to provide objective and repetitive results. With this in mind, the Radia developers wanted to account for user preferences. The preferences can be accessed by right clicking in the results area outside of the graph.
- How can I use the Radia Dicom file filter?
The Dicom file filter can be used to filter a Dicom directory by sorting by fields or by an exemplar image.
RIT provides exemplar images that are examples of ideal images that can be used to search the directory for images that match this ideal image. The user can also choose to replace the RIT provided exemplar images with one of their own.
- How do I use the "Write image to Dicom file" feature?
The "Write image to Dicom file" feature allows the user to export an image and anonymize or remove all patient and facility information. The user can also select to save the current window and level settings or trim the edges of the image.
- What image tools are available?
There are tools available in the upper left corner of the image window for zooming, panning, viewing a square and circular ROI, and a measurement tool.
Statistics of a measured line or a ROI are displayed. A profile through a line can be created by left clicking on the line. Statistics of this profile can be selected to be displayed.
By right clicking in different windows the user can adjust the back ground color, print the panel, save the panel, adjust preferences, etc.
- How do I add results to a trend analysis data base?
Any time the user clicks on the "add to the trend analysis" icon the results will be added to the data base. These trended results can be viewed through the "File/Open Trend Analysis Data Base" menu option or through the shortcut key.