QuestionDoes RadCalc® have FDA 510(k) clearance to sell in the U.S.?

Answer
Yes.

LifeLine Software, Inc. is committed to providing safe and effective QA software. We pledge to continue to follow FDA guidelines required for Class II medical devices such as RadCalc®, as well as follow industry good manufacturing practices that help ensure the safety of our products and help minimize risk to our clients and the patients they serve.  

Click here to see LifeLine Software's regulatory compliance documentation.

 

 

Question: What is next for RadCalc®?

Answer:

Coming Next:

RadCalc version 6.3.4.0 when released later this year will be equipped with many new features to help you and your patients win the race against cancer safely. RadCalc 6.3.4.0 will include a new TomoTherapy® module as well as many other features to be announced.

 

Targeted for release in calendar year 2017:

• 3D Monte Carlo Dose Volume Verification External Beam

This package will utilize a revolutionary Monte Carlo dose calculation engine for photons and electrons.  Please review our news item regarding our collaboration with Radyalis.

 

 

 Question: Does RadCalc® Support Brachytherapy?

Answer

Yes.  It supports 3D Dose Volume Brachytherapy calculations which include DVH protocols.

The Brachytherapy Module is available for purchase to those clients who have upgraded to or purchased RadCalc version 6.0. The Brachytherapy module will function only with version 6.0 and future releases.

For a demonstration and a quote, please contact our sales department or click on the Request A Demo Link on our Homepage. Our contact information is provided below. We look forward to serving you soon with RadCalc for Brachytherapy.

 

 

Question: Does RadCalc® support Varian RapidArc, Pinnacle's SmartArc, and other VMAT solutions?

Answer
 

Yes, RadCalc supports all VMAT solutions. 

The ability to import Regions of Interest requires one to purchase the Regions of Interest module. Please contact our sales team for a quote.

 

 

Question: Does RadCalc® support CyberKnife?

Answer
Yes, RadCalc supports CyberKnife. 

 

 

Question: What are the physics data input requirements for RadCalc®?

Answer
We have an automated process to configure your system to make this a very easy process. The following input would be needed: TMR, TPR, or PDD data Output factors: Total scatter or phantom and collimator scatter factors Wedge factors: Single factor or field size dependent factors Attenuator Factors: For block trays and other devices Off Axis Profiles: For open and wedge fields of varying field sizes and depths Electron cone and cutout factors.

 

 

Question: Does RadCalc® support Superficial calculations?

Answer
Yes.  We added this functionality in RadCalc® version 6.3

 

 

Question: Why would I need the Import or Export Utility?

Answer
Depending upon how automated you would like to have your MU or point dose verification process, RadCalc provides these two optional utilities to further streamline the verification process. For example: The Import utility allows the user to import all the necessary parameters from the treatment planning system that would be entered by hand into RadCalc automatically, thus speeding up the process of data entry and eliminating potential human data entry errors.

The Export utility allows the user to transfer plan information and MU dose to the Verify and Record system if the user cannot transfer this information from their RTP system, thus reducing re-entry of data parameters and potential data entry errors. Another Export utility function is when you are using RadCalc to perform simple calculations such as a whole brain, spine, or electron calculations without using the RTP system. These types of calculations can be transferred directly without hand entry of data. Another potential benefit of the Export Utility is in cases where you would like to modify the imported plan within RadCalc and then send it on to your V&R system for testing or research purposes. RadCalc currently exports to IMPAC/Mosaiq, LANTIS, and VARIS systems.

As one of our clients stated, "These utilities have tremendously increased our throughput!"

 

 

Question: What is the cost?

Answer
First, RadCalc is purchased as a site licensed package. You may have as many machines and energies as you like configured. You may also have as many people accessing the software as you like at one institution either via multiple PC's or a Network setup. Additional charges may apply if you have multiple institutions. This would require the purchase at a discount of another site license or if you have more than two machines, additional setup fees may apply depending on your unique situation. Please ask your sales rep for details on your setup. Second, RadCalc has available five optional add on utilities, i.e. Import Utility, Export Utility, the IMRT Utility, 3D Dose Volume Brachytherapy, and the Regions of Interest Module. Additionally, the 3D Dose Volume Brachytherapy Module can be purchased as a stand-alone module or be used along with the other modules.

For the most recent pricing information, please contact our sales team at 1.866.592.1343, Opt 1. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. International callers dial: 1.903.207.4298, Opt. 1.

 

 

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