Radiation therapy is just one treatment used in the treatment of cancer. Linear accelerators, LINAC, are often used to deliver radiation which destroys cancerous cells. LINAC machines use high energy x-rays to deliver radiation to cancerous tumors. This breaks down and destroys the cancer cells while trying to minimize the damage and exposure to the..
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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 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..
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..
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. ..
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..
Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy. Unlike other types where an external radiation machine known as a linear accelerator is used brachytherapy uses radiation that is implanted close to the cancerous cells. In brachytherapy radiation is implanted within your body as close to the cancerous cells as possible. A higher dose of radiation therapy..
Once installed medical equipment, such as linear accelerators, CT scanners, and other large scaled radiation therapy equipment must be properly maintained to ensure accurate results. Regular maintenance and service improves the longevity of equipment and increases equipment reliability. More often than not, health care facilities do not have the budget to maintain an in house..
There are several treatment options that are available to patients after a cancer diagnosis has been received. Radiation therapy is an option for treating cancer, thyroid disease, non-cancerous growths, and blood disorders. The benefit of radiation therapy is that it can be confined to specific areas where the tumor is. It is targeted treatment that..