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MIM SureCalc® MonteCarlo

Accurate 3D Dose Calculation for Plan Second Check & Adaptive Assessments

Dose calculation is a critical component of your QA process – both prior to delivery and during the course of treatment. Consider how aspects of your daily work are impacted by potentially unreliable methods.
 

Pre-Treatment QA

Plan Second Check

As the complexity of planning techniques has increased, the ability to conform dose to targets and spare critical structures has improved. However, this complexity has increased uncertainty in ensuring safe treatments.

 

Patient-Specific Plan Errors Can Slip Through

Patient-Specific Plan Errors Can Slip Through

Complex plans are not accurately calculated by legacy algorithms. Both point check and conventional 3D methods lack the sensitivity needed when dealing with small fields, air/tissue interfaces, and highly modulated plans. This allows plan calculation errors to slip through your second check QA process.

Systematic Errors are Left Undetected

Systematic Errors are Left Undetected

Common second check methods do not equip you to catch errors in your base measurement data and the resulting TPS beam models, which are both commonly found.

Measurement QA is not a Catch-All - TPS calculation errors are quite common and measurement-based QA has low sensitivity and specificity to catch these types of errors. Measurement QA is only well-suited to catch delivery errors.

Measurement QA is not a Catch-All

TPS calculation errors are quite common and measurement-based QA has low sensitivity and specificity to catch these types of errors. Measurement QA is only well-suited to catch delivery errors.

Treatment Progress QA

Adaptive Assessment

Most replan decisions continue to be made based on obvious changes to patient anatomy. Care teams lack the time to fully utilize CBCT imaging for thorough dosimetric tracking for a host of reasons.

Quality of CBCTs often limits their usability. The image quality has a direct impact on contour definition, registration accuracy, and dose calculation. Imaging of marginal quality can’t be used beyond detecting gross anatomy changes. 

Redrawing contours, calculating dose on CBCTs, and putting all critical information together for the physician to review can be extremely time-consuming. Review quality can often suffer due to lack of time and large patient volume.

Lack of appropriate tools for decision support can result in lower confidence in replan decisions, leading to replan decisions being made too early or too late. This can have a direct impact on patient care.

MIM SureCalc® MonteCarlo

Go Beyond Gross Error Detection in Treatment Planning

The highly accurate and fast algorithm not only catches systematic errors with independent plan second checks, but further aids replan decisions through automated tracking of changes in the patient's anatomy and resulting dosimetric impact during the course of treatment.

Fast 3D Monte Carlo Calculation

The gold standard for accuracy, including complex and highly modulated plans, typically calculated in less than 5 minutes. Supports all common Varian Medical Systems®, Elekta®, Siemens®, TomoTherapy®, and Accuray CyberKnife® treatment machines.

Independent Base Data QA

A Monte Carlo simulation-based validation of your base data and TPS beam models can help prevent systematic discrepancies in dose calculation, while reducing dependence on manual QA. Utilize institution-specific beam models derived from validated base data for superior plan second check accuracy.

CBCT Enhancement

Enhancements that drastically improve usability of CBCTs for adaptive use. Reduce artifacts, improve HU consistency and expand field of view - all in an automated fashion. Monte Carlo dose calculation on enhanced CBCT allows true representation of dose on current patient anatomy rather than a rough estimate.

Industry-leading deformation algorithms to support automatic adaptation of contours to CBCT imaging, as well as summing of daily delivered doses over time.

Utilize automatically generated adaptive reports to make replan decisions based on quantitative data rather than qualitative assessments.


Reports are fully customizable and typically summarize volume tracking – dose trending information that makes tracking critical changes in the patient throughout the course of treatment fast and simple.

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MIM SureCalc® MonteCarlo - Next-Generation Plan Second Check QA and Adaptive Therapy Assessment

MIM SureCalc MonteCarlo provides the means for physicists to administer fully automated, independent 3D Monte Carlo calculation instead of manual point dose checks, improving the scope and accuracy of dose calculation without sacrificing time.

Click below for a walk-through of MIM SureCalc MonteCarlo and discover how it can help ensure the highest quality plan for each patient.

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