Friday, May 27, 2016

June 2016 – Linear Accelerator parts specials from

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Flow Switches 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 GPM
Brass housing
Regular Price: $170.00 
June Special: $150.00
Varian PN: 7199693600, 7199693400, 7199693900, 7199693800, 7199693700
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C-Series Pendant Cables ~ Buy One Get One FREE
Pendant Cable
Regular Price: $17.00 each
June Special: 2 for $17.00
Radparts PN: 65 7040-00, Varian PN: 1102127-03
Siemens and Elekta Detector Panels Available
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Important Factors in Working with Linear Accelerator Equipment

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 ensure the appropriate treatment.  On account of the expense involved in purchasing linear accelerator equipment there are numerous aspects to think through.
Proprietorship of the Machinery
Most often large equipment is purchased and owned by a group of investors or physicians to provide treatment within a given facility such as a hospital or medical clinic.  For many patients this is important because they can guarantee that the treatment is needed instead of being recommended for the profitability of the procedure.
The fear is that if a linear accelerator is privately owned that the radiosurgery or radiotherapy may be a procedure that is recommended because of the funds it brings in rather than necessity.  When equipment is owned by a group of individuals, people believe it is less likely that radiotherapy is being prescribed because it is the correct procedure for the patient rather than being prescribed for the profit it brings in.
Intensity of the Equipment
The stronger the equipment, the deeper into the individuals tissues it can infiltrate.  The strength of the therapy is not always a direct product of the multiple electron rating of the machine but rather a result of the technique employed to deliver the radiation.
Imaging Tools Being Used
Depending on where the tumor being target is located often determines the imaging tool that is utilized to deliver radiation therapy.  An MRI is the preferred imaging method in targeting a brain tumor.  It provides a view of the inside of the body that is unmatched.  MRI’s show a clear image of the normal tissue in comparison to the brain tumor tissue.
CT Scanning employs x-ray technology to scan tumors.  Bone close to the tumor muddles the clear image produced with CT imaging.  The borders of the tumors are unable to be seen on CT scans.  Details of soft tissues are highly visible on MRI scans over CT scans.
Certain linear accelerator technology can only use CT scanning where as others can blend both MRI and CT images to create a complete and more accurate representation of the tumor.
The Support from a Public Entity
The backing of a public entity is important for medical equipment.  The backing of a public entity means that the equipment has been tested for safety and clinical application.  This ensures that the U.S. SEC standards for financing and ethical standards have been met and that annual reports are obtainable to consumers.  Without public backing technology only need to be approved through the FDA with very little clinical testing.  All that has to be done is that the manufacturer has to state that the equipment is comparable to current technology that already exists within the market.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Radiation Therapies Delivered Using Linear Accelerators

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 is often added.
Linac systems can come as either dedicated or non-dedicated machines.
Dedicated linear accelerator equipment includes extra machines that are connected to the radiation couch to perform advanced level treatments.  This is the ideal process to execute a higher level of radiation therapy.
Non-dedicated linac equipment is utilized for more standard radiation treatments.  These machines are not able to obtain the accuracy and precision of dedicated linear accelerators.  For more general radiation therapy this process is used.
Radiosurgery and radiation therapy are both procedures that can be completed using linear accelerator machines.
Radiosurgery is often completed by a radiation oncologist and neurosurgeon in one surgical process.  The process usually is completed in one day following a specific formula that includes immobilization, scans, plans and the actual procedure.   This course of action includes giving radiation in a single dose.  The dose that the tumor is given includes more radiation then it would receive with radiation therapy.
Radiation therapy gives tumors less radiation over a period of time.  The radiation is distributed to a larger area that includes healthy areas.  Treatment usually is done over the course of two to five sessions.
Many professionals argue that radiation therapy offers a more permanent result and fewer side effects then radiosurgery.  The argument is that a smaller dose of radiation delivered over a course of time, instead of one large dose given in one dose, results in greater control of the tumor resulting in better outcomes than are found in radiosurgery.  It is believed that multiple treatments cause less damage to the tissue surrounding the tumor even thought the total amount of radiation is more than the dose given in radiosurgery.  Larger doses of radiation given in a single treatment may permit the tumor to grow.
Cancers in the body and larger brain are more properly targeted using the linac technology that cannot be treated within the one session of a large dose of radiation that radiosurgery performs.  Cancers within the brain better utilize radiosurgery where one session of radiation offers superior treatment results.  Cancers in the brain does not benefit from multiple radiation doses.  Multiple doses can often mean that there is less control and more permanent side effects.
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Monday, May 9, 2016

Tips On Purchasing Linear Accelerator Equipment

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 nothing to joke about; whether you are planning to install new equipment, replacing equipment or repairing an existing Linear Accelerator you will want to ensure the purchase stays on track.
Prepare, Plan, Propose
In can take anywhere between six months and eight years from start to finish when it comes to the acquisition of new radiotherapy equipment.  Projects span a duration that varies between facilities.  The first determination is in regards to the type of cases and the technology that is needed to treat patients.  Are you considering new construction or renovating an existing location?  New construction requires local permits, specific room requirements, electrical power and a water supply.  When renovating a room other issues arise such as room size and the location of isocenter as well as shielding.
Plan for milestones such as the vault completion date, equipment testing and acceptance date, when will vendors and IT techs be able to connect your equipment?  When planning for contractors beyond your control work in a margin of error.  It will decrease the number of uncertainties that are beyond your control and possible holdups.  When the clinical issues are decided upon the next step is to come up with a budget for acquiring the equipment and the additional expenses that are expected.
Hire, Educate, Train
It is crucial to have a team of experts on your side when it comes to the acquisition of any new piece of equipment specifically Linear Accelerators.  Experts that are hired on as an expert representing your team should include vault designers, construction firms, equipment suppliers, IT integration and support specialists, and a proven implementation team.  When installing new, used, or refurbished Linear Accelerators speak to vendor references before settling on a team of experts.  Choose a Linear Accelerator vendor that understands software, hardware, and the clinical flow.  A relationship with a supplier that also offers refurbished parts for repairing equipment is especially beneficial to any organization.
Commit To Quality
No matter if a new, used or refurbished piece of equipment is purchased there is a three step process to consider.  Review service history and major service events, machine utilization and an actual physical inspection.  When equipment is refurbished it consists of both cosmetic and mechanical updates.  New technology is crucial and mechanical refurbishment helps to protect against outdated parts and accessories.  The installation team needs to comprehend all aspects of installation from hardware, software to manufacturer’s acceptance testing procedures.
When purchasing any new medical equipment the transition between purchase, installation and service needs to be seamless; expect a long term relationship between the supplier and facility.
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