Improving proficiency in the safe and effective use of the Philips Azurion system

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The interactive training will explore:

  • The philosophy behind the quality assurance framework of the system
  • How to independently perform quality assurance
  • How to provide actionable insights to clinical users about the safe and effective usage

A live Q&A with Dr. Boon and Mr. Jans and other IGT staff will follow at the end of the sessions.


*Philips may make improvements or changes in the program described in this content at any time. Please refer to agenda for the final program.


Course Date & Time Course Component


September 13, 2021

7:00 am - 10:00 am CEST (UTC +2)

  • Course introduction
  • Introduction to Azurion + SmartCT ( including intro +Logon to the ve)
  • Automatic control system
  • Selftraining on the virtual environment: workbook Azurion + SmartCT (assignments)
  • You will find out how to operate the Azurion system, with a focus on areas relevant to you as a medical physicist.
  • Setting up a test session, including an explanation of the Azurion user interface and basic system operations. Explaining the dose display both in the control room and the examination room with a brief recap of Dose Area Product (DAP) and Air Kerma (AK) at the interventional reference point Accessing the Azurion Instructions for Use
  • You will learn how the Azurion system controls X-ray acquisition-related parameters and how this translates into Air Kerma versus water thickness curves.
    Through a live demo, you will learn how dose rate control is influenced by the various selections available on the Azurion user interface.

September 14, 2021

7:00 am - 9:20 am CEST (UTC +2)

  • Check in/Explanation of the day
  • Group discussion on the workbook and Q&A (Azurion +SmartCT)
  • Radiation Dose tracking theory
  • Selftraining Radiation Dose tracking virtual environment
  • Various methods of exporting radiation dose index information from an Azurion system will be presented.The information available in the Radiation Dose Structured Report (RDSR) DICOM object will be visualized using a dose management system implementation.You will learn more about the Philips DoseAware system for providing real-time staff dosimetry followed by information about how to review staff dose data for further analysis.

September 15, 2021

7:00 am - 10:30 am CEST (UTC +2)

  • Check in /Q&A open discussion
  • Quality Assurance
  • User Quality Control Mode
  • Quality Assurance Live from Lab
  • To enhance the efficiency of your medical physics quality assurance activities, you will learn about constancy measurements performed during system installation, and about planned maintenance.
    The structure behind the measurement framework is explained, including measurements intended to detect issues within the various system building blocks. In a hands-on session, you will learn how constancy measurements are performed on Azurion.
  • As a medical physicist, you can access the optional user quality control mode (UQCM), incorporating tools to support you in perfroming quality assurance and and quality control activities.You will learn about accessing manufacturer quality control measurements and exporting the X-ray protocol database to monitor constancy after system updates.In a live demo, you will learn about the Azurion UQCM features.

September 16, 2021

7:00 am - 10:20 am CEST (UTC +2)

  • Check in /Q&A open discussion
  • Modern image processing
  • Group discussion Workbook Radiation dose tracking
  • Actionable Radiation Protection (Live from the lab)
  • In this session, you will find out more about the technology used in Azurion image processing and the impact of performing tests using phantoms.You will learn about Azurion’s adaptive properties based on clinical image content and how this has been validated using clinical evaluations.
  • By tracking DAP and AK on the Azurion display and staff dose on the DoseAware display, you will learn about the impact of actions that can be taken to provide a radiation-optimized way of working.You will also learn how to assess and benchmark the optimized way of working of interventional staff members.
*Philips may make improvements or changes in the program described in this content at any time. Please refer to agenda for the final program.

About Speaker
  • Jan Jans
  • Jan Jans holds a degree in physics and has been working in R&D of Philips since 1986 in various field of research (spectroscopy, ellipsometry, x-ray fluorescence, industrial imaging). Since 2003 with Philips Healthcare as a system designer and image quality specialist. He is involved in international standardization and amongst other currently acts as project leader for a standard for acceptance testing and quality assurance for radiographic and radioscopic equipment.

  • Dr Sjirk Boon
  • Dr Sjirk Boon did his PhD in 1998 on dosimetry of scanning proton beams for radiotherapy. Afterwards he moved to industry with Philips Medical Systems. Within Philips Healthcare he has been part of IGT R&D system design, IGT Clinical Science and DoseWise solutions. He is currently focusing on innovations in the area of Customer Services and Education.