RaySafe i2 – Real-time Radiation Insight
Approximately 3.6 billion x-ray examinations are performed worldwide each year1, leading to earlier and more accurate diagnosis of medical diseases. However, clinical staff and patients face significant risks of stochastic and deterministic impacts of radiation2. Authorized regulatory bodies emphasize the importance of keeping the dose to medical staff and patients as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).
Minimizing exposure and achieving the ALARA standard
The traditional method to provide radiation safety is by offering radiation protection training. The medical staff that works in this very dynamic environment easily overlooks the invisible radiation risk. This can often lead to higher than necessary radiation exposure.
The RaySafe i2 allows staff to visualize x-ray in real-time. Building a strong radiation safety culture starts with giving the medical staff real-time insight about their personal exposure. This enables and empowers physicians, nurses, and staff to more effectively use all the radiation reduction solutions provided in the room. The RaySafe i2 is an active dosimetry system that provides real-time insights about radiation exposure, helping medical staff and physicians evaluate and directly adjust their behaviors.
Ease of use
The RaySafe i2 offers ease of use along with quick setup and installation. Similar to many personal electronics, the RaySafe i2 dosimetry system offers touchscreen technology. Personnel wear digitally assigned dosimeter badges and go about performing daily duties without interruption. Dose data is measured and saved for post procedure review and analysis.
The RaySafe i2 system stores data for up to 5 years, making this system your long term partner in building a first-class radiation safety culture. The dosimeter lasts 3-5 years, dependent on use, and does not require any annual calibration or maintenance. The system is built for rugged use in interventional and vascular labs.
1 IAEA 2007, Dosimetry in Diagnostic Radiology: An Interactional Code of Practice, Technical Reports Series No. 457, p. 3.
2 ESR 2011, White paper on radiation protection by the European Society of Radiology, in: Insights imaging 2011/2(4), p. 357