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Here you’ll find the latest updates on Versant Medical Physics & Radiation Safety.

now available! Inventory Tracking Module Simulation

Kalamazoo, MI (May 2019) A free, five-minute simulation of Odyssey’s Inventory Tracking module is now available to view! Learn how the module’s new monitoring techniques can assist in complying with existing license and permits and increase overall radiation safety for your program.

Click the button above to view the simulation. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about Odyssey’s functionality, contact a member of our sales team at sales@versantphysics.com. You can also click here to learn more.

Odyssey distributor announcement

Kalamazoo, MI (May 2019) Versant Medical Physics and Radiation Safety is excited to announce Salus Medical Products as an official distributor for Odyssey.

Odyssey is a cloud-based software solution designed to efficiently manage and support radiation safety programs.  It features a variety of modules including Personnel Dosimetry, Inventory and Machine Management, Instrument tracking and calibration, Scheduling and overall Radiation Management, while its digital platform allows for the reduction of cost and misplaced records.

Salus Medical is a women-owned small business entity that operates as a national specialty medical distributor supporting imaging departments in hospitals and clinics. Their focus is to provide clients with the best medical equipment possible, along with quality training and maintenance services. They are supported by a nationwide field service team which provides installation, warranty support, preventative maintenance, repairs, and 24/7 support. READ MORE.

Jaclyn Carroll Presents: "TG-218 and its implementation into the clinic"

Kissimmee, FL (April 2019) Our Medical Physics Resident Jaclyn Carroll delivered a fantastic presentation during a four-speaker session titled “Present and Future of IMRT QA” at the 2019 AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting in Florida. Her presentation, titled “TG-218 and Its Implementation into the Clinic,” summarized the AAPM TG-218 report published in March 2018, which provided the current status and recommendations for performing patient-specific IMRT and VMAT QA. This new process is unfamiliar to many physicists and therefore its recommendations have not yet been implemented in clinics. The intent of Jaclyn’s presentation was to describe the primary recommendations the report makes as well as share the clinical experience had by her team implementing those recommendations at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

This was Jaclyn’s second presentation as a medical physics resident with Versant Medical Physics and Radiation Safety’s CAMPEP-accredited Residency Program.

Personnel Dosimetry Module Simulation

Kalamazoo, MI (April 2019) A free, 5-minute simulation highlighting the Personnel Dosimetry module of Odyssey is now available! Click the video above to learn more about the module’s customizable dashboard and its ability to support dosimetry data from both Mirion and Landauer badges, as well as features like the User-Watch List widget and ALARA electronic reporting tools.

To learn more about Odyssey software’s functionality or to schedule a live demonstration, click here to contact a member of our team.

2019 HPS Mid-year meeting

San Diego, CA (February 2019) – Versant Physics’ team has arrived at the 52nd Mid-year HPS Meeting! Stop by booth #109 to say hello and learn more about our Personnel Dosimetry services and comprehensive Odyssey software.

#RSNA18 Round-UP

Kalamazoo, MI (December 2019) Versant Medical Physics and Radiation Safety was proud to be in attendance at the RSNA 2018 annual meeting in Chicago. Our team members enjoyed the opportunity to connect and introduce Versant Physics’ brand new Single Stream Dosimetry program. #RSNA18

New & Improved features added to odyssey

KALAMAZOO, MI (November 2018) –Versant Physics is proud to release some exciting new features to Odyssey, our Radiation Safety Program Management Suite, at the 2018 RSNA Annual Meeting beginning November 26th in Chicago, Illinois.

Updates Include revamped ALARA threshold, improved reporting workflow, and individual user watch list.

Click here to learn about the additional features coming soon to our software. And don’t forget to stop by Booth #3178 at RSNA 2018 to talk with our team about the exciting capabilities of Odyssey and how they can work for your Radiation Safety Program.

The 2018 rsna annual meeting

KALAMAZOO, MI (October 2018) – We are pleased to announce Versant Medical Physics & Radiation Safety’s attendance at the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting presented by the Radiological Society of North America. Alongside our partners at Artemis Shielding, Versant will be exhibiting at booth #3178 in the South Building of the exhibit hall.

#RSNA2018 will be taking place from November 25-30th at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. We look forward to the opportunity to share with you advancements to the Versant Physics product and service lines. More details to come.

How a dosimeter works

Mirion Technologies (October 2018) – Different work environments require measuring and detecting radiation levels. Dosimeters were developed to measure an absorbed dose of ionizing radiation. To better understand how a dosimeter works, it’s important to understand the purpose of using a dosimeter, who benefits from it and why you should consider it.

2018 Iasp world congress on pain follow-up with artemis shielding

KALAMAZOO, MI (September 2018) –Versant Physics recently had the pleasure of partnering with our friends at Artemis Shielding at the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)’s 2018 World Congress on Pain in Boston last week.

Safety & Compliance Packages – Versant and Artemis have joined forces to offer you exclusive bundles featuring:

  • Physics & Radiation Safety Services
  • Nanotek™ Lead-Free Radiation Shielding Material
  • Radiation Safety Program Consulting

The Importance of radiation education

Mirion Technologies (August 8, 2018) – To ensure that everyone understands the proper protocols when working with radiation – which a person cannot see, hear, taste or smell – it’s important to require all who work around radiation to participate in a radiation safety course. Health care staff want to know they are not compromising their own health when treating others.

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The 60th Annual aapm meeting & exhibition

KALAMAZOO, MI (July 27, 2018) – The 60th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine begins Sunday, July 29th in Nashville, TN and the Versant Physics team is looking forward to seeing everyone in attendance.

A Physics Assistant here at Versant, Francis Boateng, Ph.D. will be presenting his abstract “Employing Bioerodible Eluting-Spacers for Radiotherpay Applications with In Situ Dose Painting” at AAPM. Dr. Boateng’s presentation will begin on Tuesday, July 31st at 5pm in Davidson Ballroom A at the Nashville Music City Center (201 5th Avenue S).

Upcoming presentations from versant at hps cleveland

KALAMAZOO, MI (June 29, 2018) – The HPS 63rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition is quickly approaching and we are pleased to have two of Versant’s own presenting abstracts while in Cleveland.

Ben Ramsay, Versant’s Director of Operations & Technology Applications, will be presenting his abstract ODYSSEY – A Modern Management System for Radiation Safety Programs & Personnel Dosimetry on Monday, July 16th during the presentation Exhibitors of HPS: A Special Discussion on Products and Services in Room 7 at 3:30 PM.

On Tuesday, July 17th, our Director of Regulatory & Training Services, Sandy Konerth, will be presenting her abstract Radiation Safety for Administration of Iodine-131 Monoclonal Antibody as part of the Special Session on Medical Health Physics at 8:45 AM in Room 5.

Visit our team at booth #220 to learn more about Odyssey software and to schedule a demonstration.

Upcoming presentations from the versant team

KALAMAZOO, MI (June 20, 2018) – We are excited to share that two of Versant’s own will be speaking this month at upcoming events. Versant Physics prides itself on being experts in its industry and we’re proud to have passionate and talented professionals on our team, including Darrell R. Fisher, Ph.D. in Nuclear Medicine Physics and Dosimetry, and Sandy Konerth, our Director of Regulatory and Training Services.

special offer: Virtual mrso course now $1,095

KALAMAZOO, MI (June 6, 2018) – Now through 8/31/18, take advantage of special pricing on Versant Physics’ online MRSO class, and we will donate $100 to the American Cancer Society. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive (22) Continued Education Credits granted by CAMPEP and the AAHP.

For more information and to register for our Virtual MRSO Course today.

hps 63rd annual meeting

KALAMAZOO, MI. (June 2018) – We are excited to announce that Versant Medical Physics & Radiation Safety will be attending the Health Physics Society 63rd Annual Meeting this July, where we will be proud Gold Sponsors of the event, as well as presenters and exhibitors.

We are also delighted to share that our abstract, ODYSSEY- A Modern Management System for Radiation Safety Programs and Personnel Dosimetry, has been accepted by the Health Physics Society for this upcoming meeting. This abstract will provide attendees with an in-depth look at our radiation safety program management suite, ODYSSEY.

Introducing the new versant helpdesk

KALAMAZOO, MI (May 10, 2018) – Versant Medical Physics & Radiation Safety (Versant Physics) announces the release of its Help Desk solution, Versant HelpDesk. The newest of the Company’s assorted cloud offerings, Versant HelpDesk is integrated with ODYSSEY, radiation safety program management software from Versant Physics.

“By integrating Versant HelpDesk into our already industry leading software platform, user satisfaction is improved, as is service turnaround and the customer experience. It makes our ODYSSEY software more powerful,” says Ben Ramsay, Director of Operations & Technology Applications at Versant Physics.

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Versant Physics is growing!

KALAMAZOO, MI (April 26, 2018) – Versant Medical Physics & Radiation Safety is growing and we want to hear from you! The leadership team is always looking for talented individuals to join our team or partner with us. We’re interested in people who share our company values of professionalism, integrity, and a high regard for delivering quality. If you are a Medical Physicist or a Radiation Safety professional in North America who is interested in starting a conversation with a company with a bright future, we would love to hear from you at careers@versantphysics.com.

celebrating international women's day 2018

KALAMAZOO, MI (March 8, 2018) – At Versant Physics, we are proud to be a part of a team under Marcie Ramsay’s leadership. We’d like to honor Marcie this International Women’s Day. Thank you from all of us.
 
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first March 8th IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group, or organization-specific. Make International Women’s Day your day, everyday.

Instructor spotlight on sandy konerth

Thank you to our friends at the Dade Moeller Training Academy!

KALAMAZOO, MI (March 22, 2018) – We’d like to extend a thank you to our friends at the Dade Moeller Training Academy for highlighting our very own Sandy Konerth in their recent newsletter. Sandy is the Director of Training & Regulatory Services here at Versant Medical Physics & Radiation Safety, and teaches the Medical Radiation Safety Officer (MRSO) course at the Dade Moeller Training Academy.

HPS 51st Mid-year meeting

KALAMAZOO, MI (January 2018) – The Versant Physics team will be attending the HPS 51st Mid-Year Meeting in Denver, CO from February 4-7th! Stop by and visit us at booth #219. We’ll be available to provide demos of our cloud-based radiation safety software, ODYSSEY, and to share more about Versant’s personnel dosimetry management program, equipment commissioning, educational programs, and other services.

introducing the new residency program at versant physics

KALAMAZOO, MI (January 2017) – We are pleased to introduce the Two-Year Residency Program at Versant Physics. Our program combines practical clinical training in therapy physics with a strong background in radiation safety. The program is designed for candidates with graduate degrees in medical physics, or relevant physical sciences who are interested in careers in radiation therapy physics.

dade moeller health group announces name change to versant medical physics & radiation safety

KALAMAZOO, MI (July 2016) – Dade Moeller Health Group (DMHG) – a comprehensive medical physics support group – announces today that it is changing its name to Versant Medical Physics & Radiation Safety (Versant Physics). Effective immediately, the name change reflects the company’s departure from Dade Moeller & Associates, Inc. where it previously operated as a subsidiary.

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