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

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

Exploring Radiation Therapy Treatments Part 2

February 14, 2019 Acceletronics 0

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… Read more

Exploring Radiation Therapy Treatments Part 1

January 31, 2019 Acceletronics 0

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. … Read more

How Does A Linear Accelerator Improve Radiation Therapy?

January 23, 2019 Acceletronics 0

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. … Read more