Patient Safety Awareness Week 2023
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement recognizes March 12-18 as Patient Safety Awareness Week. The organization notes that while there has been real progress to improve safety in health care, there is still work to be done.
Read on for three highlights of proud efforts toward patient safety.
March 13, 2023
The Science of Better: Enabling Safer Space Travel
On November 16, 2022, two ATOM Phantoms were launched into space as part of the Artemis I mission. The first unmanned mission sought to understand potential radiation to women, who tend to be more sensitive to radiation exposure. The ultimate goal of these missions — sending the first woman astronaut to the moon. Learn how our solutions, typically used for measuring radiation dose in cancer treatment and imaging procedures, served a different purpose in space.
March 8, 2023
Unified Sun Nuclear, CIRS product portfolio benefits clinical and research QA customers
Sun Nuclear has diversified its independent QA offering with the addition of CIRS tissue-simulation and phantom technologies
October 20, 2022
SunCHECK Quality Management Platform adds SaaS option to streamline deployment
With a new cloud-hosted, software-as-a-service offering, Sun Nuclear builds on the success of its SunCHECK Quality Management Platform
August 1, 2022
New cylindrical water scanning system unlocks efficiencies in beam commissioning, annual QA
The SunSCAN 3D cylindrical water tank helps medical physics teams work smarter when commissioning their radiotherapy systems and carrying out annual machine QA checks
June 20, 2022
Beam quality correction factors for radiation therapy with high energy photon beams
On Friday March 18th, EFOMP released their Spring Newsletter. In the newsletter (on pg. 65) Sun Nuclear has a featured article written by three other authors from the recent paper they published on kQ factors for TG 51, TRS 398 and DIN 6800-2 protocols for the SNC125c and SNC600c chambers.
March 18, 2022
A patient education program that connects patients with physicists
Two years ago, the Tufts Medical Center Medical Physics department implemented a patient education program called Gray’s Academy. The aim was to help demystify radiation therapy for patients and provide knowledge to help ease their worries.
This week, while we celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week, we talked to the Tufts Medical Center team about how they built this program and what they’ve learned so far.
March 16, 2022
Building a strong stereotactic quality program amid increasing complexities
SRS and SBRT as treatment techniques have seen steady increase in recent years, heightened especially by the pandemic. With growth comes the need for best practices. In this newsletter we highlight one center's experience with accurate, efficient stereotactic QA, particularly for cases with multiple targets.
February 23, 2022
How a relentless focus on efficiency yields results for a large RT network
With the SunCHECK™ Platform, Belgium's largest radiotherapy network sought to automate their Machine QA and gain new, actionable insights from Patient QA. It has now been nearly five years since implementation. For this week's issue, we share an update on how Iridium Netwerk has come to rely on SunCHECK as they optimize Quality Management, and increase Patient Safety.
November 4, 2021
How a VA center meets stringent program requirements
With a program that requires strict adherence to oversight and compliance, the Dayton VA Medical Center recognized a need for a more efficient, standardized way of performing and tracking Quality Management.
In this issue, learn what the Dayton VA Medical Center aimed to achieve by implementing SunCHECK for its Quality Management program.
October 21, 2021