Delivering Radiation Therapy To Patients

25. July 2016 Uncategorized 0
Most often radiation therapy is given in small doses throughout several weeks through an outpatient facility.  This is especially true of external beam radiation therapy given with the use of a linear accelerator.  Most often radiation will only be administered once a day but occasionally can be given twice daily if recommended. For most patients ...

Radiation Therapy As A Treatment For Cancer

06. July 2016 Uncategorized 0
In this installment radiation therapy as a treatment for cancer we will look deeper into why some cancer patients receive radiation and some don’t.  We will also concentrate on how individual radiation therapy differs from patient to patient. Radiation therapy is administered with two different intents: curative and palliative.  When radiation is given with a ...

Understanding How Radiation Therapy Works

29. June 2016 Uncategorized 0
Many patients going through radiation therapy don’t truly understand how their tumors are shrunk or the cancer cells killed.  It is a complex procedure that many physicians are not able to simplify for patience just learning they have cancer.  It is a term that is commonly tossed out in the treatment plan of various cancers; ...

Treating Cancer Using Radiation Therapy Explained

29. June 2016 Uncategorized 0
There are many articles that talk about cancer and treatments for cancers.  Many are written in terms that the average person can’t fully comprehend.  This series of articles will discuss radiation therapy and how it is used to treat cancer.  It is difficult to get a cancer diagnosis for you or someone you love only ...

June 2016 – Linear Accelerator parts specials from Radparts.com

27. May 2016 Uncategorized 0
The world’s largest independent, employee owned distributors of OEM replacement parts for Linear Accelerators, Radiotherapy Simulators and Radiation Oncology equipment. Flow Switches 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 GPM Regular Price: $170.00  June Special: $150.00 Varian PN: 7199693600, 7199693400, 7199693900, 7199693800, 7199693700 Brass housing sold separately. Image shown is a representation only. C-Series Pendant Cables ...

Important Factors in Working with Linear Accelerator Equipment

25. May 2016 Uncategorized 0
Obtaining expensive equipment, such as a linac system, to provide external radiation therapy is a great responsibility for medical facilities.  A linear accelerator is crucial in penetrating increased amounts of x-ray energy to conform tumors to destroy cancer cells while maintaining the adjacent healthy tissue.  An oncologist specializing in radiation therapy will employ techniques to ...

Radiation Therapies Delivered Using Linear Accelerators

16. May 2016 Uncategorized 0
A short expression for Linear Accelerators is Linac.  Radiation is a high powered x-ray that is produced by Linac machines.  These systems are intended to distribute radiation.  If an organization wishes to perform radiosurgery or IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy) linear accelerators can be tailored.  To adapt a universal linac system another piece of equipment ...

Tips On Purchasing Linear Accelerator Equipment

09. May 2016 Uncategorized 0
Medical facilities looking into purchasing Linear Accelerator equipment should budget between one million to upwards of five million dollars.  On top of the cost of radiotherapy equipment also comes with the expense of simulators, treatment planning coordinators, treatment room, machine operating costs, and the salary costs of the radiographers and physicists.  The overall expense is ...

Tips To Consider Before Purchasing Diagnostic Imaging Equipment

29. April 2016 Uncategorized 0
Are you in the market to replace diagnostic imaging equipment that is out of date or broken down?  Are you looking to purchase the latest and greatest in Linacs systems?  If this describes where you are at it is crucial to purchase the right equipment for your working environment.  When purchasing IMRT Equipment, otherwise known ...