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XR-R Product Presentation

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XR-R Product Presentation

  1. 1. GAFCHROMIC  XR Type R An ideal tool to measure surface peak skin dose in Interventional radiation, guided by fluoroscopy Updated Jan’06
  2. 2. <ul><li>What are the harmful effects from cumulative X-Ray exposure? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term: Dermal erythema, depilation, ulceration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term: Stochastic effects including cancer inducement </li></ul></ul>What we know…… <ul><li>How to minimize the risks? </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible Radiation Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and document patients’ peak skin dose. In particular for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Heavy patients </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Long Procedures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat Procedures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategize & refine fluoroscopy management </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Ways to Measure Dose <ul><li>Skin dose is determined by measuring the darkening of the film using either: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Densitometer (preferably a reflection densitometer) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparator strip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flatbed scanner – Epson’s 1640-XL or GT-15000 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How does GAFCHROMIC  XR help? <ul><li>Detail dose distribution </li></ul><ul><li>I mmediate visualization of patient exposure – magnitude and location </li></ul><ul><li>A picture worth a thousand words </li></ul><ul><li>Raises physicians’ awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Know where to treat a latent skin injury </li></ul><ul><li>Define where to avoid exposure in future procedures </li></ul>GAFCHROMIC  XR Type R film - a simple tool for comprehensive monitoring of patient exposure and physician training. Comes in 14”x17” in size L & R are patient’s orientation L R
  5. 5. A look at the positioning of the GAFCHROMIC  XR Type R film FILM
  6. 6. GAFCHROMIC  XR-R Feature <ul><li>Large (14”x17”), stable and easy to handle sheets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functions as a wide-area dosimeter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideal for measuring and mapping patient skin dose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use is transparent to the patient and physician </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Film darkens in proportion to dose </li></ul><ul><li>Results easily interpreted by visual inspection </li></ul><ul><li>Easily measured with off-the-shelf densitometers/scanners </li></ul><ul><li>Absolutely no post-exposure processing required </li></ul><ul><li>Not light sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Energy independent from 60kVp to 120kVp </li></ul><ul><li>Dose rate and dose fraction independent </li></ul><ul><li>Can be cut into smaller sizes </li></ul>
  7. 7. For more System Information….. Please visit www.gafchromic.com Or Customer service @ 877-591-7884 and 973-628-3523
  8. 8. GAFCHROMIC  XR Type R Film has been Widely Used <ul><li>Field trials and clinical users include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>J. O’Connell, Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection, New York State Department of Health – Cardiology Dosimetry Survey at 32 Interventional Cardiology Centers in New York State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. B. Archer, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. L. Wagner, UTH-Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E. Giles, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. R Chu, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. G. Hegy, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. D. North, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. P. Kuan, Univ. Hospital and Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. A. Meigooni, Univ. of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>J. Campbell, William Beaumont Hospital, Troy, MI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. H. Nishitani, University of Takushima, Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. R. Padovani, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hosp., Udine, Italy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. E Vano, S. Carlos University Hospital, Madrid, Spain </li></ul></ul>

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