PTW Unveils Breakthrough New Water Phantom at ESTRO 35

TURIN, ITALY, ESTRO 35 - April 29, 2016 - PTW today announced the market launch of BEAMSCANTM, the first automated, wireless 3D water phantom, designed to save medical physicists hours of setup and scanning time during beam data collection and accelerator QA. BEAMSCANTM will be shown for the first time at the PTW booth (#6500) during the ESTRO 35 Congress in Turin, Italy, from April 29 - May 3, 2016.

BEAMSCANTM is the world's first all-in-one water phantom featuring wireless auto setup and operation.

The automated BEAMSCANTM represents a quantum leap ahead in technology and ease of use. "Collecting beam data with a water phantom has always been a time-consuming task - even for the experienced medical physicist. It requires much manual setup work, taking up machine time and manpower that could otherwise be used for patient treatment", said Bernd Allgaier, Head of Marketing and Product Management at PTW. "The market was in for a solution that speeds up the entire process - from setup to scanning - with no compromise on scanning quality or precision. The all-new BEAMSCANTM perfectly responds to these needs."

Its all-in-one, all built-in design makes it ready for use "out of the box" - no tripping over cables in the treatment or control room. Leaving just one power cable to connect, BEAMSCANTM offers by far the easiest and fastest installation in the industry.

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