This article covers the following topics:
- Presetting Tests
- Associating Test Equipment to a Test
- Mapping Energies for Equipment Hub
- Optional TPR/PDR Calculations for Output Constancy Tests
The QA Test Settings section contains all of the settings for individual tests. It also includes a button to set tolerances, for more information on tolerances, please see the Baselines and Tolerances help article.
There is a search bar to search for an individual test. The search will automatically open any sections that match the search.
Each test section and test can be expanded. There are also buttons at the top to collapse or expand all sections. To expand a single section click the > symbol.
Each section or test can be preset as non-applicable (N/A) or as hidden. Hidden or NA tests are not counted towards the total count of tests on a report.
To edit settings for a particular test, click the Edit Test Settings button. When done editing, be sure to click the Save button to save any changes.
Test meta-items may be preset to a specific value and the number of rows can be preselected. If any meta-items are preset, they cannot be changed when in new QA.
The example above shows a list meta-item but any meta-item, such as a numeric or text meta-item may be preset as well. In addition table wide meta-items may be preset as shown below:
For certain built-in tests, the number of measurements may be changed by selecting the number from the Raw fields dropdown.
Associating Test Equipment to a Test
One or more specific pieces of test equipment may be associated with test. Use the +Test Equipment button to associate additional equipment.
When presetting test equipment, it may be chosen from the dropdown.
To allow selection during new QA, tick the Allow Selection During Report Entry box. If allowing selection during new QA, it may be desirable to filter the available list by type of equipment and site.
Mapping Energies for Equipment Hub
When using Equipment Hub to connect to external files or databases, such as Daily QA 3 or Varian's MPC, energies need to be mapped to the proper label in the file or database. The following sections detail the configurations available.
Map Energies to an External File or Database
Below is an example of mapping energies:
The following steps are needed:
- Select the measurement device from the Equipment dropdown.
- Select the Equipment Hub from the Equipment Hub dropdown.
- If configuring a Daily QA 3 device, select the baseline mode from the DQA3 Baseline Mode dropdown. Use Relative Baselines is the default. Absolute or template mode can also be selected. Use Template Mode, will use either relative or absolute as determined by the template for each energy.
- Select the behavior for pulling data from the Daily Device Pull Behavior dropdown. The default is Pull on Click Only. Pull on Open if Test Unpopulated will pull data from the device if the test is blank while Pull on Open Always will always pull data from the device.
After the initial setup, EXTERNAL ROOMs may now be seen. Select the energies as needed by ticking the boxes. Check All may be used to check all energy boxes while Check None will clear all energy boxes.
Once the energies are selected, select the proper energy in the EXTERNAL ROOM column. There may be energies from multiple machines or multiple modes.
In some cases, the proper energy may not be found. Typically this is because the ENERGY VALUE does not match the ENERGY. The ENERGY VALUE can be manually entered to match the required value. For example, the ENERGY VALUE for 6X FFF might be 1 rather than 6. After changing the ENERGY VALUE, check the EXTERNAL ROOM dropdown for the matching energy.
The order energies are shown is the order they will be displayed on new QA. To change the order, click an energy, drag, and drop.
Choosing which Daily QA 3 Fields are Displayed
For Daily QA 3 devices, the desired measurements may be selected or deselected. This may be useful for FFF fields when several measurements are not collected.
Optional TPR/PDR Calculations for Output Constancy Tests
For output tests with associated energy ratio tests, such as tissue-phantom ratios (TPRs) or percentage depth ionization (PDI), a check box appears under the column for the ratio test when an energy is added. Select the ratio test if desired. This feature is useful in cases where output for gated delivery or EDW is conducted but an associated energy ratio test is not desired.