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Varian RPM Respiratory Gating: Patient Setup and Use

This step by step procedure will assist the user in setting up the Varian RPM Respiratory gating system and using it to acquire the study.

Step by Step Varian RPM Respiratory Gating: Patient Setup and Use Description: This step by step procedure will assist the user in setting up the Varian RPM Respiratory gating system and using it to acquire the study. 1. Power on the Varian computer by pressing the red power button on the back of the computer. 2. Using mounting screws, affix infrared camera to RT pallet. SIEMENS siemens.com/healthineers Healthineers Step by Step | Varian RPM Respiratory Gating: Patient Setup and Use Effective Date: 09/28/2017 | HOOD05162002677671 3. Place 2-Dot marker block on patient Take care to place marker on patient in a reasonably flat location. • Marker should not tilt more than 25 degrees. • Use medical tape or other appropriate means to secure to patient. • 4. Varian is supported by the Open Interface Option. Open Interface essentially informs the software that an external gating device will be used for • gating. To activate Open Interface, from Options / Configuration / Respiratory Gating, select Open • Interface. & Respiratory Gating General General settings Respiratory Gating Demo Mode Respiratory Synthetic Sync Open Interface (or Average CT without gating device) OK Apply Default Settings Cancel Help Siemens Healthineers Services Page 2 of 8 © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2017 Step by Step | Varian RPM Respiratory Gating: Patient Setup and Use Effective Date: 09/28/2017 | HOOD05162002677671 5. After enabling Open Interface, you will get this message when loading a respiratory gating protocol. Respiratory Gating X No communication with Respiratory Gating system. Please check the Respiratory Gating system and try again or continue without CT Respiratory Gating system. X If you press CANCEL, Respiratory ranges will not be scanned. Try Again Continue Cancel Selecting Continue will allow the user to continue with the protocol • 6. Launch RPM software using the icon on desktop: RPM Respiratory ... 7. On the RPM computer, click the New Patient button or select one from the list. Last Name First Name ID ddlgg bkn bken New Patient d Delete I Parlent Data DiDonP ddfh Patient ID: Edit Patient fft 007 foul Last Name: Bond Delete Patient CIRu Lutz First Name: James rter Middle Name or Initial seq six spi bos OK Cancel (i) Use FileVichive Database to archive unused patient records. Selec Close Siemens Healthineers Services Page 3 of 8 © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2017 Step by Step | Varian RPM Respiratory Gating: Patient Setup and Use Effective Date: 09/28/2017 | HOOD05162002677671 8. Select Add New Field and define a new field (this will not have any influence on the examination). Treatment Fields and Sessions First Nome: James Show: Reference sessions only - Last Name: Bond Field Session Type Session Date Add New Field New Treatment Field Add a treatment field for CT Simulation Delete Session by either selecting it from the list or typing its name and clicking OK. CT Scan OK Cancel Select Close 9. Track is selected and RPM detects the 2-dot marker. Observe the blue bar until only 3-4 blue boxes are visable -- 10. Select Record and the breathing curve will be displayed and recorded. ---- --- --- == - - Siemens Healthineers Services Page 4 of 8 © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2017 Step by Step | Varian RPM Respiratory Gating: Patient Setup and Use Effective Date: 09/28/2017 | HOOD05162002677671 11. Start the PET or CT scan. 12. After scan completion, select Stop. 13. Define an Exam Number and Series Number (at the scanner, the RPM file will be identified by these numbers). 14. To perform CT and/or PET gating reconstructions, the Varian .vxp waveform file must be imported. When the acquisition is complete, import the file through the trigger card UI. OPEN INTERFACE - Please import respiratory data die Import Routine Scan Recon Auto Tasking Replay Trigger 15. Once the .vxp file has been imported, it will populate the trigger card. Reconstruct the data with the desired outcome. Siemens Healthineers Services Page 5 of 8 © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2017 Step by Step | Varian RPM Respiratory Gating: Patient Setup and Use Effective Date: 09/28/2017 | HOOD05162002677671 Reconstruction Reconstruction can be performed with one of the three methods- Single phase/ Multiphase, Gates or HD-Chest (PET only). Single Phase This method reconstructs a single phase at the specified location in the respiratory cycle. The phase start can be anywhere between 0 – 100%. RespGated_RespMatching (Adult) RespGated_RespMatching 12.11.16-16:41:34-STC Total mAs: 4560 Topogram Respiration Rate (rm) Min: 15 Max: 15 Avg: 15 Al CT Lung 15 15 15 15 O Pause ALL PET Lung 0000 Phase Start ALL Unit % Ex Original RESP Average CT Load Recor Recon Routine Scan Rocon Auto Tasking Ingger RespGated_RespMatching (Adult) RespGated_RespMatching 164.0 mm 1 min 6 mCi Topogram Respiration Rate [rpm) Min: 15 Max: 15 Avg: 15 Bed 1/1 ALL, CT Lung 9000 15 15 15 Pause 4, PET Lung 34 42 44 - Match CT Phase Start 21 Unit % Ex Phase Width 35 Load Hold Recon Routine Scan Recon Auto Tasking | Replay Trimmer Siemens Healthineers Services Page 6 of 8 © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2017 Step by Step | Varian RPM Respiratory Gating: Patient Setup and Use Effective Date: 09/28/2017 | HOOD05162002677671 Multiphase Allows the user to reconstruct multiple “single” phase reconstructions within a single reconstruction job. The Images are reconstructed and stored in one series. RespGated_RespMatching (Adult) RespGated_RespMatching 12.11.16-16:41:34-STC Total mAs: 4560 Topogram Respiration Rate (rm) Min 15 Max 15 Avg: 15 A, CT Lung 1000 15 15 15 15 Pause AL, PET Lung 0000 Original RESP Mubphase Average CT Load Hold Repor Recon Routine Scan Recon Auto Tasking Trimmer HD – Chest (PET Only) This type of respiratory gating uses an amplitude-based method for respiratory gated reconstruction. The respiratory waveform is stored along with the list-mode data from the PET scanner. A computer program analyzes the entire waveform to determine the “optimal” or area of least respiratory motion within the waveform. The Phase Width allows the user to change the relative duration of the gate to accept more or less respiratory motion. Respiration Rate (mm] Min: 12 Max 12 Avg 12 Bed 144 12 12 12 12 Match CT Amplitude Range 0-8% Unit Rest IVEx Phase Width 35 Routine scan Recon | Auto Tasking Replay Trigger Siemens Healthineers Services Page 7 of 8 © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2017 Please note that the learning material is for training purposes only! For the proper use of the software or hardware, please always use the Operator Manual or Instructions for Use (hereinafter collectively “Operator Manual”) issued by Siemens Healthineers. This material is to be used as training material only and shall by no means substitute the Operator Manual. Any material used in this training will not be updated on a regular basis and does not necessarily reflect the latest version of the software and hardware available at the time of the training. The Operator’s Manual shall be used as your main reference, in particular for relevant safety information like warnings and cautions. Note: Some functions shown in this material are optional and might not be part of your system. Certain products, product related claims or functionalities (hereinafter collectively “Functionality”) may not (yet) be commercially available in your country. Due to regulatory requirements, the future availability of said Functionalities in any specific country is not guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers sales representative for the most current information. The reproduction, transmission or distribution of this training or its contents is not permitted without express written au- thority. Offenders will be liable for damages. All names and data of patients, parameters and configuration dependent designations are fictional and examples only. All rights, including rights created by patent grant or registration of a utility model or design, are reserved. 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