How do I perform typical myQA workflows?
Precondition: The devices are set up, online, and the water surface and isocenter are saved in the CCU hand control (see Workflow, Setting up Blue Phantom2). A local network is established.
How to Configure Common Settings
Note: Common Settings only needs to be defined once. However, the individual settings can be changed later if necessary.
In the tool bar, click Common Settings > Equipment setup>:
Clinic: enter address, e-mail, etc.
Radiation Devices: create e.g., a Linac and define its parameters.
Controllers: select CCU and Internal for Electrometer Type, or EmXX if LDA-99SC is used.
Servos / Scanners: e.g., BP2 and 270°.
Detectors: select / create a detector for the field and reference detector, and define their parameters.
Scan Preferences: select / enter the parameters
Scan Region Setup: define the parameters
Analysis Parameters: select one case, e.g. Photon Profile, and then select a pre-defined protocol. If desired, click Create new and then define a customized protocol from the selected pre-defined protocol.
Calculation: select a case and define the corresponding parameters.
Units: choose the units from the lists.
Graphics: Scan Colors / Array Palettes / Isodose Colors: define the desired color settings if the default settings should be used.
RTPS Setup: define the location of the converted RTPS files.
Auto Save Setup: define the time interval of automatic saving and the location of temporary project.
Messages: whether a warning should be displayed to remind to save the project in OP-Accept 6.6 format.
Creating a measurement queue
UnderTask, click Queue Setup.
Check the parameters in the Queue settings group (defined in Common Settings), edit it if not correct.
In Scan Type, select a scan type.
Click Basic settings and select/enter the requested (enabled) parameters.
Click Extended settings and select/enter the requested (enabled) parameters.
If it is a 2D scan type, click 2D Settings and select/enter the requested (enabled) parameters.
Click the Add Item to Queue button or Add item in the toolbar of the Queue
Repeat this step if more queues need be created.
Getting started with Measurements
Under Task, click Measurement and then the Controller tab on the bottom.
Click the Controller panel
Click Connect. When connected, the Gantry Coord. will also become green as the iso-center and water surface are already defined earlier.
Click HV Setup.
Go to the Positioning panel, enter dmax as the Z value in the Go to dropdown box and then click Go to. The detector will move to the dmax Finally, switch on the beam and click the Normalization button.
In the Queue panel, select the items to be measured.
Turn on the beam and then click the Start After the queue finishes, the measurement stops automatically.
Getting Started with the SMARTSCAN Wizard
Define the equipment setup in Common Settings > Equipment Setup.
Define the tolerances for each protocol template in Common Settings > Analysis Parameters.
Create or load a measurement queue in Queue Setup.
Click Connect in the Controller panel and define isocenter and water surface.
Click the GO SMARTSCAN button in the Queue panel.
Validate the measurement settings in the Confirmation dialog including
- Analysis protocols,
- Data storage location,
- Queue validation status.
If the Failed sign appears in the Equipment or Queue, modify the two fields and then click the Continue button.
Follow the four main pages of the wizard from left to right,
In the Setup Measurement Groups page, create and optimize the measurement groups, e.g., select all queue items to be measured and move to them simultaneously to left side (Group View). The grouping optimization is automatically applied during moving.
In the Baseline Measurements page, follow the instructions in the overlays to perform baseline measurements including,
Preliminary scans (optional).
The first three steps need to be performed and passed. The step of preliminary scans is optional. However, once it is started, the results need to be accepted to be continued to the next page.
In the Measurement page, the instructions in the overlays to carry out measurements
View the summary report.