Sun Nuclear announced that Alberta Health Services (AHS) will implement the SunCHECK Enterprise Quality Management Platform at its sites performing Radiation Therapy.


Image: Alberta Health Services adopts Sun Nuclear's SunCHECK Platform. Photo: Courtesy of Markus Spiske/Pixabay.

AHS is Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully-integrated health system. SunCHECK is a Patient QA and Machine QA Platform for Radiation Therapy.

AHS includes four sites that perform radiation therapy – Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute, Central Alberta Cancer Centre, and Jack Ady Cancer Centre. With a large Medical Physics staff and 21 linear accelerators in total, AHS sought a platform that would bring standardization to workflows and reinforce treatment plan quality among its sites.

“We have an aggressive timeline for implementing SunCHECK, and look forward to incorporating SunCHECK Patient capabilities for our radiation therapy patients soon,” said Marc MacKenzie, Ph.D., Director of Medical Physics (Clinical: CCI; JACC and CACC) at AHS.

Trusted by hundreds of users worldwide, the SunCHECK Platform enables health care enterprises like AHS to streamline and automate their Patient and Machine QA clinical workflows among staff, machines, and across locations. The SunCHECK Patient module encompasses all parts of Patient QA, including secondary checks, phantomless pre-treatment QA, and in-vivo monitoring. The SunCHECK Machine module integrates all Machine QA needs, including convenient template-driven comprehensive daily, monthly, annual QA, automated imaging, MLC and VMAT QA, and data trending.

“A major advantage of the SunCHECK Platform is its ability to standardize processes among sites and staff. AHS is a prime example of a wide-reaching health system that will be able to leverage this Platform to improve its clinical workflow,” noted Jeff Simon, CEO of Sun Nuclear.

Donaldson Marphil Medical, a medical device distributor for Sun Nuclear in Canada, was integral in bringing the capabilities of the SunCHECK Platform to AHS’s attention.

Source: Company Press Release