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RTI provides complete quality assurance solutions for all X-ray modalities and facilities.
We have ”click & go” solutions for your X-ray quality assurance. Everything between basic service to specialists. Each product comes with a 24 month factory warranty which can be extended – up to 10 years.
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CT Dose Profiler
A Pioneer at Measuring CT Dose
The RTI CT Dose Profiler for Barracuda, Piranha and Cobia Flex has taken the CT quality assurance to the next level. Because of its revolutionary design it has transformed the CTDI measurement from being inaccurate due to underestimation of the dose for wide beams to be more exact. It also has the ability to further analyze the result – all in one shot.
The rapid advancements in CT technology are placing new demands on methods and equipment used for quality assurance. The wide beam widths found in CT scanners with multiple beam apertures make it difficult to use existing CT dose ionization chambers to measure the total dose given to the patient. Using a standard 10 cm CT ionization chamber may result in inaccurate measurements due to underestimation of the dose profile for wide beams. The CT Dose Profiler was developed to solve this problem.
The dose is measured in every point of the X-ray beam and the total dose profile is acquired regardless of how wide the beam is. There is no limitation of the beam width. This makes it possible to measure without the drawbacks of traditional CT probes.
With the CT Dose Profiler you can avoid more expensive methods that require both preparation before and read-out after each scan (like TLD and X-ray film). The CT Dose Profiler is also ideal for measuring point dose and dose rate in the CT beam.
The CT Dose Profiler is based on solid-state technology. It is robust and it fits into existing standard phantoms used for CTDI measurements.
Following parameters are achieved from a single exposure
- Point Dose
- CT dose profile
- Performance of the AEC
- FWHM (Full width at half maximum of the dose profile)
- Geometric efficiency%
Specifications with Black Piranha
|Dose rate:||40 nGy/s-760 mGy/s|
|0.26 mR/min-5200 R/min|
|Inaccuracy:||±5 % or ±10 nGy/s|
|Spatial resolution:||0.25 mm|
Specifications with Cobia Flex / Sense
|Dose rate:||3.5 µGy/s to 3.3 Gy/s|
|25m R/min-23000 R/min|
|Inaccuracy:||±5 % or ±0.4 µGy/s|
|Spatial resolution:||0.25 mm|
Size 414187 B
The Black Piranha with accessories makes X-ray QA easy and fast. Connection is automatic – just plug n play. The Quick Check feature identifies the probes you insert and selects the optimum Piranha settings for your measurements – sit back and let the Piranha do the work!
The Cobia Flex is just as easy as the Cobia Smart but with more possibilities. The Cobia Flex has an internal detector, offers ability to connect different probes and ion chambers, and has built in mAs. The measured values can be read directly from the large and clear display, and stored in the Cobia Flex to read later.
Cobia Sense is dedicated for use with an external detector such as RTI Dose Probe, Light Probe, CT ion chamber or external mAs probes. The measured values can be read directly from the large and clear display, and are stored in the Cobia Sense for later viewing.