Dose Area Product Measuring System VacuDAP

VacuDAP systems - patient safety by Dose Area Product monitoring

The European Guideline 97/43/EURATOM requires the determination of the patient dose in X-ray applications especially with children and when using higher doses. The VacuDAP system for automatic measuring of the dose area product complies fully with this requirement. (IEC 60580)

The modular VacuDAP dose area product measuring system offers various ionization chambers and configurations for a wide range of X-ray equipment. The VacuDAP measuring system is used to measure the Dose Area Product (DAP). This value is most suitable to indicate the patient dose in X-ray diagnostics.

The transparent ionization chambers fit easily into the accessory rails at the collimator. Adapted circular ionization chambers are used for complete integration into C-arm machines. All devices are equipped with a serial interface for transfer data files to a printer or a PC. Different printer, adaptor and PC software is available as an accessory.

Air Kerma- / Dosisflächenprodukt Messystem - VacuDAP duo

VacuDAP systems - patient safety by Dose Area Product and Air kerma monitoring

The system VacuDAP duo allows to determine Dose Area Product, Dose Area Product Rate, Air Kerma, Air Kerma Rate and irradiation time.

So the system fully complies with international regulations for Patient Dosimetry in radiography and fluoroscopy systems (IEC 60601-2-54, IEC 60601-2-43, 21 CFR 1020.32, IEC 60580).


Dose Area Product (DAP) meter VacuDAP


The dose area product measuring chamber contains the complete measurement electronics and has a serial RS485 interface. The measuring chamber can be controlled and operated through an ASCII protocol. The measuring results are showns on the control panel of the X-ray generator or a separate display unit. An RS485 - RS232 converter is available to connect the chamber to any host computer.

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CAN - Converter for VacuDAP - OEM

The VacuTec CAN - converter allows operation of VacuDAP - OEM to an ISO11898 compliant bus (Controller Area Network).

The measuring instruments of the company VacuTec Messtechnik GmbH are completely transparent addressable with the native VacuTec protocol if the appropriate identifier is used (see manual or interface description). The CAN converter can be configured with user-specific-parameters (CAN identifier, baud rate, separation of the measured values, etc.) by means of simple CAN commands.

The CAN converter provides two different interface standards. This includes a D-Sub 9 - female (952 00 65) or, alternatively, a RJ45 - Plug (952 00 66). An ODU MediSnap-jack allows connecting the VacuDAP devices.