Safety solutions for radiotherapy from OPASCA
Ionizing radiation can be a health hazard to people working in radiotherapy. The safety of all persons involved has the highest priority. The OPASCA Patient Safety Suite offers your patients and your personnel a range of safety mechanisms for your clinical routines. Individual modules such as audio-visual room monitoring, radiation detection or video-based patient and setup validation can be combined to form an integrated safety system that protects all persons involved in the process and optimises your workflow. Our products comply to the latest standards, both legal and monitoring, and ensure patient safety even in areas that are temporarily inaccessible to caregivers.
This way, your employees feel safe and your patients always feel well cared for.
PATIENT SAFETY SUITE
On the safe side with the OPASCA personal safety.
Based on video-supported room analysis, the OPASCA personal safety solution guarantees maximum protection, for all involved, against misdirected radiation. The software allows treatment when there are no more persons or objects in the danger zone that do not belong there. The final confirmation remains with the personnel.
Three-dimensional video-based detection of persons and objects in the treatment room
Radiation-resistant wide-angle colour cameras cover the entire area without gaps
Computer-aided, fully automatic analysis in real time
Output of warnings on the terminal at the ratiation protection gate
Comprehensive protection against unintentional irradiation
Support of the clinic staff
Simple operation by touch on the gate terminal
Accelerated treatment process due to label-free solution
More efficient design of the clinic workflow
Final release and responsibility remain with personnel
No more mix-ups thanks to reliable patient validation based on biometric facial recognition.
During the initial treatment of the patient, the OPASCA patient validation records the individual biometric facial features of the patient and links them to the digital file. For follow-up appointments, the software compares the match of the current patient with the patient data. Release or feedback on discrepancies is sent directly to the staff at the gate terminal.
Software-based recording of the patient’s individual biometric facial features on the initial registration
Markingless validation for subsequent dates
Direct release or feedback of discrepancies to the personnel at the gate terminal
Avoidance of patient mix-ups
No worrying of the patient in case of discrepancies
Support of the staff
Involvement of the patient in the treatment process
High level of safety
Seamless integration into existing systems possible
More safety and comfort through seamless communication during the entire treatment.
OPASCA’s audio-visual monitoring offers uninterrupted communication between personnel and patients. The hardware and software provided are specially developed for the extreme conditions of radiotherapy. Easy to integrate, without additional effort for the specialist personnel and extremely durable. For a safe feeling during the whole treatment.
Reliable intercom with filtering of backround noise
High-resolution real-time images thanks to special wide-angle cameras
Up to 30x zoom capability of the radiation-resistant camera systems
More safety and comfort for patients and staff
Improvement of the reaction possibilities and the course of treatment
Intuitive operation of the control unit via touch screen
Guarantee of absolute data protection compliance
Video-based validation of immobilization devices as an efficient solution for intuitive treatment preparation.
The OPASCA setup validation provides staff with easy-to-understand feedback on the positioning of the immobilization device on the monitors in the treatment room. For each fraction, the system detects whether the type, position and patient-specific configuration are correctly set. Irradiation is only possible when the positioning corresponds to the last configuration stored for the patient.
Verification of immobilization device type, position and configuration
Visual and easy-to-understand feedback on necessary adjustments on monitors in the treatment room
Irradiation only possible if all components are in the correct position
Cooperation with various board manufacturers
Quick and intuitive setup of the immobilization device
High accuracy and reproducibility
More safety through the exclusion of error sources
Seamless integration into the OPASCA patient safety workflow
Maximum protection against harmful radiation based on continuous measurement of the values in the treatment room.
OPASCA radiation detection provides reliable feedback on potentially hazardous radiation doses in the treatment room. If a local dose above the threshold is measured, access must first be granted manually by the personnel. The continuous storage of all measurements enables weekly, monthly or annual evaluations.
Detection of radiation in the treatment room
Immediate feedback at the terminal of the radiaton protection gate or at the workplace
Measurement of the total irradiation time
Redundant power supply for secure, uninterrupted recording
Continuous storage of measured values enables long-term evaluations
Clear display of measured values and intuitive operation
Safe protection against radiation hazardous to health
Facilitation of work processes
Optimal integration into existing systems
Intuitive respiratory feedback via coloured light control for shorter treatment times and maximum tissue protection.
The active involvement of patients is particularly important in respiration-assisted irradiations in order to protect healthy surrounding tissue. The OPASCA gating feedback provides intuitive, understandable feedback on the patient’s respiratory behaviour via changes in room light colour. Complex instructions by the staff in advance are no longer necessary.
Support of breath-controlled irradiations (DIBH) by coloured light output according to the breathing curve
Cooperation with numerous providers of breath gating systems
Maximum protection of healthy body tissue
Intuitively understandable feedback shortens training times
Reduction of treatment times and equipment runtimes
Hygienic technology without additional equipment
The OPASCA face-to-face installation is the ideal complement for seamless patient care.
The bi-directional OPASCA video telephony allows the patient to be connected to an external carer also during treatment. Staff, parents, interpreters, partners or friends can have a calming effect on the patient via a mobile communication unit outside the treatment room. The uninterrupted guarantee of hearing and visual contact simplifies communication and creates a more relaxed work atmosphere.
Controllable large-screen monitors with live video streams in the treatment room
Mobile communication unit for the caregiver outside
Effective communication through visual contact
Reduction of stress for all parties involved
Reduction of possible need for anaesthesia, especially for children
Translations by an interpreter possible
Minimization of communication problems
Trust and safety through relaxation.
OPASCA Ambience allows patients to select individual music, image and light settings for their treatment in advance. The positive atmosphere has a relaxing effect on all parties. Patients feel in good hands and safe.
Individual choice of room light colour and intensity from an extensive range of colours
Music selection from numerous, royalty free songs
Preparation of thematic scenarios for sound, light and image output
Connection of personal mobile devices possible
Automatic activation of the selected settings
Therapy support through reduction of stress factors
Relaxed working atmosphere and relief of personnel
Increased patient autonomy
Involvement of the patient in the treatment process
Positive effects on the healing process as well as on the heart and respiratory rate