Key Points to Consider for Linac Removal

August 23, 2019 Acceletronics 0

Removing a 25,000 lb piece of machinery from a medical clinic or hospital, what could go wrong? It can be crucial to other surrounding equipment and to your facility to have safe and efficient removal services performed so that your facility will have peace of mind knowing that this process will be handled correctly. A… Read more

Improving LINAC Service Response Time

July 30, 2019 Acceletronics 0

Linear accelerators and complex support devices are at the heart of today’s radiation oncology.  As technology continues to advance and change the way in which LINAC systems treat cancerous tumors, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage the way in which equipment maintenance, malfunction, and breakdowns are managed.  The strategies to manage quality, mitigate risk and… Read more

3 Tips For Installing or Replacing a Linear Accelerator

June 28, 2019 Acceletronics 0

New linear accelerators can cost a medical facility between 1 and 5 million dollars.  The expense of owning a LINAC does not stop once it has ben purchased.  There are items outside of the actual equipment purchase such as a simulator, training computers, treatment rooms, salaries, ongoing training, operation expenses, maintenance, repairs, and more.  The… Read more

Removing a Linear Accelerator

May 21, 2019 Acceletronics 0

Many times, when a facility gets a new or refurbished linear accelerator, they are replacing an older piece of equipment that needs to be removed.  If you have ever worked with a LINAC you can only imagine how difficult the removal process can be.  Not only is it a large piece of machinery you are… Read more

Treating Medical Conditions With Radiation Treatment

April 24, 2019 Acceletronics 0

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… Read more

Reasons To Look Into Purchasing Refurbished vs. New

March 27, 2019 Acceletronics 0

There are many reasons that health care facilities look into purchasing refurbished linear accelerators verse new.  Most assume that refurbished medical equipment is purchased solely because it is more affordable than new however that is not the only reason to consider.  Look into refurbished LINAC systems when: Treating fewer than ten patients a day When… Read more

Fighting Cancer With External Radiotherapy

March 14, 2019 Acceletronics 0

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… Read more

Maintaining Large Scaled Medical Equipment While Cutting Costs

March 8, 2019 Acceletronics 0

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… Read more

Radiation Therapy 101

February 27, 2019 Acceletronics 0

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… Read more

A Sampling of Different LINAC Components and What They Do

February 22, 2019 Acceletronics 0

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… Read more