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PinQ

A new handy way to improve
your particle therapy qa

Large area spot scanning measurement in a reliable set-up

PinQ

A new handy way to improve
your particle therapy qa

Large area spot scanning measurement in a reliable set-up

X, Y beam verifications in large beam fields

A new concept for strip ionization chamber

Fast positioning for precise and repeatible measurements

Based on TERA chip technology

X, Y beam verifications in large beam fields

Based on TERA chip technology

A new concept for strip ionization chamber

Fast positioning for precise and repeatible measurements

The finest resolution for the largest radiation field

The finest resolution for the largest radiation field

Simoultaneous beam measurements

Large proton and heavy ion beam fields characterization: both position, dimension and intensity simoultaneous measurements.

Triggered mode

Syncronization with the accelerator control system: triggered mode for center of gravity and Full width half maximum fast evaluation.

In-built mounting set up

Quick and reliable setup with mounting holes to fix the device to the treatment couch. X-ray markers for a finest positioning.

Simoultaneous beam measurements

Large proton and heavy ion beam fields characterization: both position, dimension and intensity simoultaneous measurements.

Triggered mode

Syncronization with the accelerator control system: triggered mode for center of gravity and Full width half maximum fast evaluation.

In-built mounting set up

Quick and reliable setup with mounting holes to fix the device to the treatment couch. X-ray markers for a finest positioning.

Perfectly aligned with your setup

Accurate and repeatable

PinQ has a X and Y strip ionization chamber structure with a pitch of 2,5 mm which allows an interpolated resolution better than 0,2 mm.
For fast, precise and repeatible measurements. 

The integral ionization chamber provides information on beam intensity.

718 x 690 x 115 mm3

Dimensions

<20 Kg

Weight

Technical Specifications

TYPE OF DETECTOR

Air vented ionization chamber

NUMBER OF CHANNELS

128 strip X + 128 strip Y + 1x INT

TOTAL SENSITIVE AREA

320 mm x 420 mm

NATIVE SPATIAL RESOLUTION

2,5 mm

POSITION RESOLUTION

0,2 mm

WATER EQUIV. THICKNESS

1 mm

DATA COMMUNICATION

Ethernet TCP/IP

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

718 x 690 x 115 mm3

WEIGHT

<20 kg

Come and see the magic!

What’s behind a reliable and performing device? A beating heart and a smart brain.
All our devices are based on proprietary front-end electronics and include embedded software, power supply and control unit for an optimized signal to noise ratio and a more comfortable set up.

Design Made in Italy

Tera Chip

The Detector’s beating heart

Optimized signal to noise ratio

The TERA chip is the core of all our devices.
It guarantess an digitalization of the analog singnals next to the sensor to improve the signal to noise ration.

Wide dinamic range

TERA is designed to guarantee a high charge sensitivity (down to 50 fC) while ensuring a wide dynamic range (from 1 pA to 3 mA).

A versatile solution

Suitable for different detector technologies as ionization chambers, scintillators, electrometers. Tested and verified with all the particle therapy accelerators (cyclotrons, synchrotrons, linear accelerators) and all their beam structures.

Simplify your QA with precise data analysis and record

The Smart Brain

Quick data analysis

All our devices are equipped with data analysis software conceived to speed up all the routine QA measurements with an intuitive, functional and user-friendly interface. From measurement to report in a few clicks.

High accessibility

With its browser-based versatile QA data management software, it allows accessing the data logbook from any terminal device.

Easy trend analysis

It can be used to visualize and manage all past QA reports, statistically analyze the trend of clinical beam parameters, thus checking the status of the beamline and evaluating the need of beamline maintenance interventions.

Raw data transparency

The QA raw data can be visualized, exported, and analysed by choosing among the preconfigured analysis protocols or implementing personalized algorithms in a comprehensive software development environment.

Report and data storage

A dedicated report function allows creating, storing and printing a detailed description of the measured data and QA results.