Servicing Siemens Linear Accelerators

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

What is a Linear Accelerator and What Does it Do?

November 29, 2018 Acceletronics 0

Linear accelerators, LINAC, are used in the treatment of cancer.  High energy x-rays (electrons) are shaped to conform to the size and shape of the patient’s tumor and delivered using a LINAC.   The radiation, simply put, is used to destroy cancerous cells.  They are delivered in the shape of the tumor to hopefully eliminate damage… Read more

Planning for and Purchasing a Linear Accelerator

November 16, 2018 Acceletronics 0

A lot of different aspects go into the purchasing procedure of equipment used throughout medical facilities, health clinics, and hospitals.  Unlike other business, hospitals are not only looking for equipment that is affordable, they are searching for equipment that provides clients with effective treatment, precise results, and quality care.  In order to do so, the… Read more

Predictive Maintenance: A Strong Strategy for The Longevity of LINAC Systems

September 6, 2018 Acceletronics 0

If you are responsible for the operation of the linear accelerator equipment at your facility than you already know that to keep the machine running as accurately as possible it has to be maintained properly. Whether you are talking about some scheduled outage so that you can run all the necessary tests, do diagnostic and… Read more

Preventative LINAC Maintenance: Unscheduled Repairs Impact Treatment

April 5, 2018 Acceletronics 0

Radiotherapy engineers conduct preventative maintenance and repairs on equipment used for radiotherapy. Predictive and preventative maintenance of the complex equipment which includes linear accelerators, teletherapy systems, radiotherapy simulators, digital x-ray systems, among many more. Quality management within a radiation therapy clinic involves maintaining, servicing and supporting linear accelerators. When a linear accelerator breaks down, the… Read more

Linear Accelerators Deliver Accuracy in Patient Care

March 26, 2018 Acceletronics 0

A linear accelerator is one of the best tools to use for eradicating tumors in a cancer patient. In the past, one of the problems with cancer treatment was that healthy normal cells were killed too. But with a LINAC, linear accelerator, this machine delivers elevated electrons or energy x-rays that conform to the tumor’s… Read more

What You Should Know When Repairing LINAC Systems

March 15, 2018 Acceletronics 0

A linear accelerator service engineer is responsible for the repair, testing, and calibration of imaging and clinical equipment, devices, instruments, and systems. In addition to the inspection and installation of LINAC systems, it is an accelerator service engineer’s role to repair defective medical equipment and provide scheduled maintenance of specialized equipment in accordance with departmental and manufacturer protocols… Read more

Important Facts You Should Know When Repairing LINAC Systems

March 6, 2018 Acceletronics 0

LINAC (Linear Accelerator) systems are very complex machines which are built by joining several small different parts together. Although the system is very sensitive, it is a very powerful machine and it is useful in the health industry. LINAC systems also for a major part of medical research and they are central in fighting cancer… Read more

Maintaining Radiation Oncology Equipment

February 14, 2018 Acceletronics 0

Biomedical equipment technicians have the arduous job of repairing medical equipment used in hospitals and various health practitioner’s office. These machines are quite complex and carry out work that the normal human being can’t such as processing x-rays into visible images or magnifying test samples thousands of times, therefore any glitch, malfunction, or downtime is… Read more