CNERGY Go – Biometric patient identification

Reliable patient identification is crucial in radiotherapy. Every radiotherapy patient is different, so treatment can vary enormously in terms of dosage and location on the body. This means that it is essential to correctly identify each patient and ensure they receive the correct treatment. Nowadays the checks are done mostly manually; for instance, checking the patient’s date of birth or using a photograph of the patient. These patient identification methods can be error-sensitive, as these checks are not integrated into the workflow and it can never be 100 percent certain that these steps are being used every time. Together with the Radiotherapy group in Arnhem, Cablon Medical has made another step forward with use of a palm scan connected to the accelerator, CNERGY Go.

Key features:

  • Accelerator does not start radiation before a positive match is made
  • Fully integrated into the existing workflow of radiotherapy centres
  • Optional waiting room module for patient guidance and attendance
  • Is fast, non-invasive and highest accuracy(FAR <0.00001%)1

Benefits:

  • Prevents treatment of the wrong patient
  • No additional workload
  • Enables an organisation to maintain records for compliance purposes
  • On-table verification usable for every patient to minimize safety risks

Comparison of biometric patient identification methods

After extensive research, a special scanner has been chosen to measure the vascular bed. It identifies the patient through the unique hand palm vein profile. The blood vessel pattern is unique to each person and can be identified with very high accuracy (FAR <0.00001%)1.  CNERGY Go! can identify a patient within a second, even the patients that undergo chemotherapy and patients who wear a face mask.
It works in a contactless manner which means that, for example, damp hands or deformation from excessive pressure cause no problems. This is important, as patient
identification will be performed many times a day.

1  https://www.fujitsu.com/us/Imagesgig5/Fuijisu_DS-F-Pro_103017.pdf

How does CNERGY Go! work?

1.Registration
During the first appointment both hands are scanned and stored as an encrypted code in the system which is inseparably connected to the patient.

2. Check-in kiosk
CNERGY Go! consists of a check-in kiosk. On very appointment the patient scans his hand at the kiosk. The correct treatment location and the possible delays are displayed on the kiosk. The medical staff receives a message in the console area about the arrival of the patient, which prevents them from unnecessarily checking the waiting room.

Verification
Before every treatment the patients’s hand is scanned when the patient is on the treatment table. The patient identification step cannot be omitted, because the accelerator cannot be started until a positive identification has been made.

If a patient cannot use the scanner for whatever reason, a radiation technologist can be nominated to unlock treatment with their own unique palm signature (override). This solution also enables an organisation to maintain immaculate records for compliance purposes.

 

 

 

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