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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 [...]