Thousands of clinics use it. Linac manufacturers depend on it, too. Within minutes, IC PROFILER™ provides powerful, real-time beam performance data for linac acceptance, routine QA and more.


Monthly QA in Minutes
In a single, multi-purpose measurement you get constancy checks for output and beam quality – plus flatness, symmetry, field size and penumbra width. Completeness of results means more beam changes can be caught before they impact uptime, or patient safety.

Annual QA with Ease
IC PROFILER is the only 2D array proven to be water tank equivalent* -- yielding highly accurate results and far more efficient workflows. When used with a 1D SCANNER™, IC PROFILER supports easy and comprehensive Annual QA.

Significantly Streamlined Beam Steering
IC PROFILER provides real-time feedback with a simple set-up that saves time.

Vetted by the Vendors
All major linac manufacturers rely on the IC PROFILER to streamline critical measurements during internal linac testing, on-site installation and service events.


The Water Tank Alternative
With accuracy within 0.5%, IC PROFILER works for most applications where a water tank is used. Yet, it:

  • Sets up in minutes, not hours
  • Requires no warm-up or pre-irradiation
  • Manages Power Data Interface (PDI) through a single-cable architecture

It’s such a go-to solution, we made an MR-compliant version.

Fast Full-Field Measurements
Rather than simply focusing on a single point, the IC PROFILER:

  • Simultaneously measures X, Y and both diagonal axes
  • Analyzes beam start-up characteristics for anomalies

Simplified Beam Energy Verification
A vital accessory, our Quad Wedge Plates were designed with Varian engineers to provide:

  • Easy, reproducible set-up
  • A wide range of supported energies for both photons and electrons
  • Maximum efficiency compared to use of Solid Water
    • ~15 minutes for 5 beams, vs. ~60 minutes
    • One trip into the treatment room, vs. 6 or 7 using Solid Water

SunCHECK™ Integration
With direct connectivity from IC PROFILER to the SunCHECK Platform:

  • Gain direct device control and automatic transfer of data
  • Take advantage of efficient TG-142 templates for easy Monthly (and Annual) QA

Simply deliver the test beam, then accept or reject results on your terms and timeframe.


“Use of the ICA (IC PROFILER) greatly speeds up the steering process because of its real-time feedback and reduces effort by eliminating the need to setup a 3D water scanning tank.”

  • S. Gao, et al, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 2018
  • Quantification of Beam Steering with an Ionization Chamber Array


Unique Ion Chamber Design

IC PROFILER features uniquely shaped ion chambers with 5 mm spacing on primary axes and 7 mm on diagonals for maximized signal and minimized detector density and volume averaging.

Detector Resolution

Ion chamber volume resolution of 2.9 mm along the field gradient minimizes dose volume averaging.

Field Size

The array is 32cm x 32cm (primary axes), with 45cm diagonal length. It can measure larger fields with SSD adjustment. For example, a 40cm x 40cm field is possible with the SSD at 75cm.

Gantry Mounting Fixture

GMF™ supports annual versus gantry angle measurements – beam quality, constancy, and off-axis.

MR-Compatible Version

IC PROFILER-MR, used by Elekta and ViewRay development and engineering teams, enables real-time, tankless beam scanning for any department practicing MRgRT.


TECHNICAL REVIEW

Beam Quality Verification Using IC PROFILER with Quad Wedge Accessories

Learn how this array from Sun Nuclear eases setup and saves time and resources, while reducing potential errors and uncertainties.

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Specifications

Device Specifications

Detector Type

Parallel plate Ion Chamber

Detector Quantity

251 total; X Axis: 63; Y Axis: 65; -Diagonal: 63; +Diagonal: 63

Detector Spacing (mm)

5.0

Array Size (cm)

32.0 x 32.0

Detector Volume (cm3)

0.046

Detector Sensitivity (pC/cGy)

14.4

Inherent Buildup (g/cm2)

0.94

Inherent Backscatter (g/cm2)

2.3

Phantom Material

PMMA (Acrylic) / PC

Weight (kg)

8.8

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System Requirements (PROFILER Software)

Operating System

Windows 10 Professional, Windows 8.1 Professional, or Windows 7 Professional, 32 or 64-bit

Compatibility

FFF

Yes

MR

Yes (IC PROFILER-MR)

Accessories

Electron Energy Quad Wedge Plate

Aluminum-based design; Suitable for analysis of energies from 4-22 MeV

Photon Energy Quad Wedge Plate

Copper-based design; Suitable for analysis of energies from 6-18 MV

GMF™ Mounting Fixture

No adapter required; Buildup up to 10 cm; Electron cones up to 20 x 20 cm



We offer comprehensive packages for TG-51 & Halcyon Acceptance.