Daily Cone Beam CT Quality Assurance software
Automate and Simplify QA
QUASAR™ Penta-Guide software is designed to simplify and enhance daily cone beam CT QA through automated image analysis. This time-saving application automates the analysis and reporting for kV-MV projection images as well as 3D cone beam CT images.
Penta-Guide software includes a central application which interacts with a SQL database. Running unattended in the background, the application automatically analyzes Penta-Guide images. It also manages communications, security and linac configuration.
Penta-Guide software also includes a CITRIX-enabled thin client with unlimited installations. The Penta-Guide client, which includes a DICOM viewer, interacts with the central application to enable the following functions:
- Visualize and approve test results
- View database trends
- Manage test configurations
- Record daily QA worksheet information for database storage
Test results are broadcast by email to a pre-determined list of email recipients. Approved test results are retained in a database for long-term storage and trend analysis. Results can be exported to Excel or PDF files if required.
Penta-Guide software is capable of performing image analysis on 2D and 3D Penta-Guide images with the following reported parameters:
- Central Sphere Location
- MV Isocenter Location
- Isocenter and Scale Error
- Phantom Rotation
- Pitch, Roll and Yaw
- Contrast to Noise Ratio
- CT# for Air and Acrylic
Minimum technical requirements:
- Standard desktop or laptop PC with Windows XP, Vista or 7
- 1 GB RAM
- .NET framework 3.5 for client and server
- SQL Server (version 2005 or greater) for database