Technology | Radiation Dose Management | August 07, 2017

Virtual Phantoms Inc. Releases VirtualDose-IR

Software tool collects organ dose data from interventional radiology procedures

Virtual Phantoms Inc. Releases VirtualDose-IR

August 7, 2017 — Virtual Phantoms Inc. announced the release of VirtualDoseIR, a tool for assessing organ dose from interventional radiology (IR) procedures. Like its VirtualDose CT product for computed tomography, VirtualDoseIR combines a family of anatomically realistic human phantoms, advanced Monte Carlo simulations, and an easy-to-use web interface to provide realistic calculations of dose to a diverse patient population.

VirtualDoseIR enables users to accurately compute doses to radiosensitive organs for a broad range of the patient population, including those outside the “average” body size, pediatric patients from newborn through adolescence, and patients who are pregnant.

In recent years, IR procedures have expanded beyond the traditional cardiovascular applications to many other specialty areas, and so their overall use has increased significantly, today contributing more than 14 percent of all medical radiation dose in the United States. Long exposure times can subject patients to acute injuries to the skin and other tissues, but the large accumulated doses pose a long-term radiation risk that can be monitored and managed. With continued growth, it is likely that regulatory attention will turn to IR in the future. 

VirtualDoseIR has been designed with clinical practice in mind. The web interface allows the user to easily select the parameters of the procedure setup, including field size, kVp, filtration, position and direction. As these are selected, the display updates to provide a visualization of the exam field on the patient to ensure it matches the procedure performed. And because different machines may track different information, the system will accept X-ray output in terms of dose area product (DAP) or air kerma rate and exposure time.

For more information: www.virtualphantoms.com

Related Content

News | Interventional Radiology

August 11, 2022 — Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has announced the renewal of the “Bracco Fellowships” initiative, in partnership ...

Home August 11, 2022
Home
News | Interventional Radiology

May 18, 2022 — XACT Robotics, developer of the world’s first and only comprehensive robotic system for interventional ...

Home May 18, 2022
Home
News | Interventional Radiology

April 27, 2022 – Omega Medical Imaging has announced the release of the revolutionary Soteria.AI. Designed specifically ...

Home April 27, 2022
Home
News | Interventional Radiology

March 18, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Boston Scientific's TheraSphere Y-90 Glass ...

Home March 18, 2021
Home
Feature | Interventional Radiology | By Katie Caron

A new year — and decade — offers the opportunity to reflect on the advancements and challenges of years gone by and ...

Home April 03, 2020
Home
News | Interventional Radiology | Melinda Taschetta-Millane

March 9, 2020 — As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) slowly spreads across the globe, more industry conferences are ...

Home March 09, 2020
Home
News | Interventional Radiology

February 11, 2020 — An ahead-of-print article in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) ...

Home February 11, 2020
Home
News | Interventional Radiology

February 4, 2020 — For some patients, kidney cancer can be effectively treated without surgery, according to the Society ...

Home February 04, 2020
Home
Videos | Interventional Radiology

Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and ...

Home September 10, 2019
Home
News | Interventional Radiology

April 10, 2019 —Smart speakers customarily used in your living room can act as an aid to physicians in hospital ...

Home April 10, 2019
Home
Subscribe Now