SmartTouch Compared to Straight Dosimetry



TECHNICAL BULLETIN

FROM: Engineering
TO: All Daavlin Employees and International Distributors
DATE: 4/10/09
SUBJECT: SmartTouch Safety Features Compared to Straight Dosimetry
DEVICE TYPE/SERIAL NUMBERS AFFECTED: 3 Series Devices only


DESCRIPTION:

The reason for this bulletin is to inform the Daavlin Sales department and distributors of marketing techniques for Daavlin SmartTouch controlled equipment, especially the 3 Series PC and SP machines.

SCOPE:

This pertains to 3 Series devices only.

PURPOSE:

The purpose is to inform Daavlin Sales employees and distributors of the safety advantages of Daavlin dosimetry controllers compared to competing machines with simple dosimetry controllers such as the NBC HOUVA III.

DETAILS:

Recently it has been noticed that competing phototherapy manufacturers have attempted to downplay safety considerations and to merely compare all phototherapy dosimetry controllers as more or less equal, differing only in cost and appearance. Merely adding a touchscreen or a more sophisticated display to a simple dosimetry controller does not increase its safety profile and it is important to distinguish simple dosimetry from more advanced Daavlin controllers.

Since the 1993 introduction of the Daavlin UV2001 controller, Daavlin has taken great pains to produce controllers that, insomuch as possible, eliminate the potential for dosage errors, reduce physician liability, and promote accurate and effective treatment protocols. A comparison between the latest generation of Daavlin’s software, SmartTouch 2.01 and a simple dosimetry controller clearly shows the advantages:

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