China Tax Exempts Radiation Equimpent From US Trade

04. October 2019 Uncategorized 0
Great news has come for manufacturers Varian, Accuray, and Elekta this week when China added medical linear accelerators to a list of 16 items that are exempt from the trade war that is currently happening with the U.S. Both parties are continuing to negotiate terms this week. In the article president & CEO of Varian, ...

What is Equipment Relocation?

20. September 2019 Uncategorized 0
Linear accelerators and CT simulators are large, that’s obvious. Any business who has obtained an accelerator understands the headache of moving such a large and delicate machine to their offices. When moving offices or simply needing to move an accelerator from one place to another there are companies that have staff on hand who are ...

Key Points to Consider for Linac Removal

23. August 2019 Uncategorized 0
Removing a 25,000 lb piece of machinery from a medical clinic or hospital, what could go wrong? It can be crucial to other surrounding equipment and to your facility to have safe and efficient removal services performed so that your facility will have peace of mind knowing that this process will be handled correctly. A ...

Improving LINAC Service Response Time

02. August 2019 Uncategorized 0
Linear accelerators and complex support devices are at the heart of today’s radiation oncology.  As technology continues to advance and change the way in which LINAC systems treat cancerous tumors, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage the way in which equipment maintenance, malfunction, and breakdowns are managed.  The strategies to manage quality, mitigate risk and ...

Elekta Coming to Canada

24. July 2019 Uncategorized 0
Elekta has announced that its MR/RT System has received its certification from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and is ready to be introduced for clinical use in Canada. The first clearance for Elekta Unity took place a little over a year ago and has changed cancer treatment throughout Europe, the US, Asia and now ready ...

The Science of Dosimetry

12. July 2019 Uncategorized 0
One of the best treatment methods for many types of cancer is done through radiotherapy. If radiation doses are too small, it could mean treatment could be ineffective but on the other hand, if the treatment is given too large than treatment can be very harmful as well. It is important for a specialist to ...

3 Tips For Installing or Replacing a Linear Accelerator

28. June 2019 Uncategorized 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 ...

New Treatment Combines Imaging and Treatment

05. June 2019 Uncategorized 0
The advancements in Radiation Therapy are off the chart.  Treating cancer has always been a two-stage process of imaging and then treatment with radiation.  In this article from ITV news, “New precision cancer treatment is ‘potential lifeline’ for patients with deadly disease” they highlight the use of new technology that combines the precision imaging of ...