RTsafe opens polymer gel dosimetry lab in San Antonio, Texas

10 May 2016

RTsafe has announced the opening of its first production facility in the USA. In October 2015 RTsafe will be opening a polymer gel dosimetry lab in San Antonio, Texas.

Under RTsafe’s patient-specific QA methodology each patient dosimetric phantom is filled with a unique polymer gel material – a dosimetric material that mimics the way that human soft tissue interacts with ionizing radiation. The gel fills the cranium in the 3D-printed phantom. The resulting combination of 3D phantom and gel dosimeter provides a high-precision quality assurance tool that accurately maps dose delivery, even in cases where multiple targets are treated. For the first time RTsafe will have a polymer gel production facility in the USA which will improve overall production times for treatment-ready dosimetric phantoms.