University Hospital Coventry choose the Black Piranha
8th March 2016
The Medical Physics Department at the University Hospital Coventry recently took delivery of two, multi-modality, RTI Black Piranha X-ray QA systems.
The Medical Physics Department at the University Hospital Coventry recently took delivery of two, multi-modality, RTI Black Piranha X-ray QA systems. The systems include a combination of probes that will be used to perform X-ray room surveys on conventional, fluoroscopic and CT X-ray machines together with light detectors for testing the performance of image workstations. The department also opted for the revolutionary CT Dose Profiler together with the automatic ‘Mover’ device. This allows measurement of the dose at every point within the X-ray beam and the total dose profile is acquired in a single exposure, regardless of how wide the beam is, avoiding the limitations of traditional CT ionisation chambers.
Chris Koller (pictured left), Head of Radiology Physics, stated, “We were particularly impressed by the ease of use and flexibility of the Piranha system. It was a specific requirement that the system of choice could support the department’s pre-existent ion chambers as well as the comprehensive selection of probes supplied with the system. This is facilitated by the Ion Chamber Adapter that allows third party ion chambers to be attached to the Piranha’s base unit.”