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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

The People Behind the Installation of a Linear Accelerators

January 17, 2019 Acceletronics 0

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… Read more

Radiation Therapy: Two Common Photon Treatments

December 20, 2018 Acceletronics 0

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… Read more

Brachytherapy: Answering Questions You May Have About Brachytherapy

December 13, 2018 Acceletronics 0

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… 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