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Linear Accelerators (LINAC) Today


10 March, 2011 | Linear Accelerators

A Linear Accelerator, commonly known as LINAC, has become the standard method of producing photons and electrons for radiation therapy treatments, generating energy for external beam radiation treatments for cancer.  Linear accelerators now account for the majority of treatment machines used today and are complex, computer-powered systems that deliver precise, highly controlled doses of radiation [...]

LINEAR ACCELERATORS EXPLAINED


18 August, 2010 | Linear Accelerators

A linear accelerator is the device used for high-energy x-radiation treatments to patients diagnosed with cancer.  It is very large and heavy apparatus, with highly sophisticated technologies driven by dedicated software. The linear accelerator is located in a room with lead and concrete walls, so that the high-energy x-rays are shielded. The accelerator only gives [...]