INFINITT Healthcare, of Seoul, South Korea, and Virtual Phantoms Inc., of Albany, NY, has entered into a partnership to bring the VirtualDose CT organ dose tool to the INFINITT radiation dose monitoring solution, DoseM.
INFINITT DoseM is a web-based radiation dose management system, which automatically extracts, stores, and manages dose information from radiation devices and can be interfaced with hospital information systems (e.g., HIS, EMR, PACS, etc.) to make dose information accessible as part of the patient record. INFINITT DoseM can also automatically collect dose information and manage doses efficiently by using Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRL) information.
Dose tracking has become a high priority in medical imaging as mandates for the capture and analysis of patients’ exposure to ionizing radiation expand. By adding patient organ dose to a tool that enables capture and archiving of dose data from multiple modalities and a variety of vendors, the data necessary for a realistic estimate of cumulative risk from ionizing radiation exposure is finally available.
This agreement makes the Virtual Patient technology, a family of anatomically correct phantoms, advanced GPU-based Monte Carlo simulation, and SaaS programming techniques, available to INFINITT customers. It enables users to accurately compute doses to radiosensitive organs for a broad range of the patient population, including those outside the “average” body size, and pediatric patients from newborn through adolescence. The VirtualDoseCT calculation engine integrates seamlessly with the DoseM software, providing improved information without extra effort on the part of the user.
“We are very happy INFINITT Healthcare has selected the VirtualDose technology to provide organ dose data and improve patient safety and information,” says George Xu, founder and CEO of Virtual Phantoms Inc. “With this, our first partnership with an Asia-based company, we are growing the global impact of VirtualDoseCT.”