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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

Maintenance Programs For Small and Large Scaled Medical Equipment Facilities

November 20, 2018 Acceletronics 0

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… Read more

Radiation Therapy: Everything There Is to Know About Radiation Therapy and More

November 8, 2018 Acceletronics 0

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… Read more

Different Options in Treating Cancer

October 24, 2018 Acceletronics 0

There are many methods used in the treatment of cancer.  Oncology physicians will work with one another to determine the best treatment combination to treat your unique cancer situation. Chemotherapy Chemotherapy drugs are a type of poison that is given via injection directly into the blood stream.  Some chemotherapy treatments can be taken by mouth,… Read more

Radiation Therapy: Goals and Understanding

October 17, 2018 Acceletronics 0

High-energy x-rays or particles used to destroy cancerous tumors and cells is known as radiation therapy.  A number of doctors specialize in treating cancer.  A radiation oncologist is the specialist that is trained to deliver radiation therapy to treat cancer.  The team of cancer specialists treating you and your cancer will develop a radiation schedule… Read more

Options in Radiation Therapy Delivery

October 10, 2018 Acceletronics 0

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month?  Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer that is treated in the United States with over 250,000 new cases being diagnosed each year.   It is estimated that this year, 2018 we will have approximately 1,735,350 cases of cancer diagnosed.  With this number expected… Read more

Treatment with Radiation Therapy

October 4, 2018 Acceletronics 0

What is radiation therapy? There are a number of options to treat cancer, radiation therapy is just one of them.  There are a number of ways in which radiation can be delivered.  The method that is used to treat your individual type of cancer is dependent solely on the nature of your cancer.  External beam… Read more

External Radiotherapy: Beating Cancer with Radiation

September 27, 2018 Acceletronics 0

One of the most popular options in treating cancerous tumors is with the use of external radiotherapy.  There are several types of external radiotherapy options for doctors to choose from when treating each unique patient needs with the overall principal of the therapy being the same.  Radiation is delivered to the source of the cancer… Read more

Treating Cancer with External Beam Radiation

September 20, 2018 Acceletronics 0

There are several treatment options available when it comes to cancer treatment, one of the most common being external beam radiation therapy.  In external beam radiation a beam, or many beams, of radiation are shot through a person’s skin onto the cancerous tumor destroying the tumor and nearby cells of cancer.   To reduce the consequences… Read more

Patient Safety Is Affected by The Design of Your Facility

September 13, 2018 Acceletronics 0

When it comes to receiving treatment, both in patient and out-patient, our safety is always a concern.  Whether a family member, friend, or even oneself is receiving care it is crucial that safety as a patient is of utmost concern for the facility where we are seeking treatment.  Accidents that occur within a facility whether… Read more