Questions You Should Ask
When Evaluating Commissioning Options
- How long will it take to commission my equipment?
- Is your timeline guaranteed?
- What is included in your commissioning service?
- What is the timeline for commissioning my new linear accelerator?
- What data do you collect?
- When is the data book delivered?
- How much experience does your team have with commissioning new equipment?
- Do you have experience with my particular model?
- How far in advance should I schedule my service?
- How can I contact you?
The commissioning process varies based on the complexity of your environment, including vendor(s), energies, and other factors. The approximate timeline for commissioning a dual-energy linac is one week, whereas commissioning a more complex linear accelerator system can average 10-15 days. This is approximately 4-6 weeks faster than the standard commissioning process of 6-8 weeks.
Yes, we guarantee that your commissioning will be completed within the timeline provided in your quotation from Landauer Medical Physics.
Landauer Medical Physics commissioning service is not only fast, but also accurate and thorough. Our comprehensive service includes:
- Acceptance testing
- Site survey
- TG-51 Validation
- Full beam data acquisition
- TG-106 compliant data acquisition and verification
- TPS data modeling and verification
- IMRT, SRS, portal dosimetry, Volumetric Arc Therapy and gating implementation assistance
- Shielding design and survey
- Clinical startup-up support
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The Landauer Medical Physics commissioning team collects a full data set—not a subset that assumes your linear accelerator is similar to an average data set, as with Gold Beam Data. Full beam modeling includes data acquisition beyond the minimum requirements of your treatment planning system. This leaves your physicists confident that the system has been commissioned appropriately and provides a baseline for all quality assurance work that is performed during the life of your equipment.
Landauer Medical Physics delivers a full data book and CD to your site physicist approximately one week after the commissioning is complete. The full data book and data CD provide all the detail needed to validate commissioning processes and beam characteristics.
The Landauer Medical Physics has more commissioning experience than any other medical physics practice group. Our experienced team has commissioned over 250 linear accelerators. Furthermore, board certified medical physicists are on-site for data collection and supervise all commissioning services.
Landauer Medical Physics has expertise with all vendors and models of equipment and treatment planning systems, including the newest, most complicated systems available. Learn more about our Equipment Experience.
The commissioning process should ideally begin as soon as the equipment is installed. You should begin evaluating options for commissioning your equipment approximately 3-6 months prior to your expected installation.