There are several questions that come along with a cancer diagnosis. One of the first questions that patients ask is regarding the treatment of their newly diagnosed cancer. Patients want to know how they are going to rid their body of cancer. The answer most often, external radiotherapy. External radiation, radiotherapy is treatment of cancer..
The pressure is high for the leaders of medical facilities to keep up on the changing technology of medical equipment, improve the quality of patient care, and reduce costs of medical equipment maintenance and care. Creating a cost saving strategy in medical equipment maintenance allows facility leaders to stay ahead of their competition without budget..
There is a lot of information on radiation therapy online. The process of delivering radiation isn’t exactly the same between facilities however it’s similar. In this installment we will look into radiation therapy generically to provide a general overview. Methods For Treatment There are a number of ways to treat cancer with radiation; the method..
A drive stand is a large part of a linear accelerator. It is a cabinet in the shape of a rectangle that is attached to the floor within the treatment room. The horizontal axis bearings that the gantry rotates on are positioned within the drive stand. Components Within the Drive Stand Klystron or Magnetron RF..
As promised in our last blog post today we will dive into the concept of radiation therapy. In our last installment we discussed linear accelerators and how the radiation beam is produced and delivered. If you are unfamiliar with LINAC and how radiation is created and delivered look back at our previous blog post before..
Medical facilities have a lot to consider when purchasing new or refurbished medical equipment. It is imperative to offer clients the highest patient care possible while also meeting the goals of the facility. As patients we often don’t consider the rigorous behind the scenes work it takes to bring us the latest and greatest treatments. ..
With todays technology treating cancer through radiation therapy is completely customized to each specific patient’s need. Linear accelerators deliver cutting-edge radiation therapy; providing one of the most advanced cancer treatment techniques available. Linear accelerators are able to deliver targeted radiation beams directly onto a patient’s cancerous growths with minimal damage to the healthy surrounding tissue. ..
Purchasing a linear accelerator takes a great deal of planning, an experienced team to pull it all together, and a commitment to purchasing a quality piece of equipment. The planning process, as previously stated includes: Understanding the goals of your clinic Facility Planning Schedule Budget In this installment we will look at the team of..
Buying used and refurbished linear accelerators can save medical facilities a great deal of money. This is fairly critical when it comes to the limited budgets that growing healthcare centers face. The question most often asked is about the HV (high voltage) hours, beam hours, and how important their role is in determining the wear..
There are several common types of radiation therapy that are used in treating cancer today. Radiation therapy is classified according to the type of radiation particles or waves that are used in treatment which include: photons, electrons, or protons. The most commonly available treatments using photons and electrons. In this installment we will look further..