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Radiotherapy Systems, Linear Accelerator

Definition : Radiotherapy systems designed to produce electron beams of varying energies in addition to high-energy photons using a linear accelerator (linac) as a generator. A linear accelerator consists of a modulator, an electron gun, a radio-frequency power source (either a magnetron or a klystron), and an accelerator guide. The range of the energy levels provided by linacs is very wide, from 4- to 6-megavolt (MV) photons for low-energy units to 25 MV photons and up to 22 mega-electron-volt electrons in high-energy units. These systems also include control units, filters, and collimators. Low-energy linear accelerator systems are mostly used to treat tumors of the head, neck, and breast; high-energy systems are used to treat deep-seated neoplasms and tumors of the pelvis and thorax.

Entry Terms : "Linacs" , "Linear Accelerators" , "Electron Accelerators, Therapeutic" , "Linear Electron Accelerators"

UMDC code : 12364

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Accuray Inc

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Accuray is the premier radiation oncology company that develops, manufactures and sells personalized innovative treatment solutions that set the standard of care, with the aim of helping patients live longer, better lives.

Intraop Medical Corp

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IntraOp Medical Corporation ("IntraOp") was formed in April 1993 to develop, manufacture, market and service the Mobetron, a mobile electron beam system designed for intraoperative radiotherapy ("IORT") treatment of cancer, coronary/vascular restenosis and other medical applications.

SIT Sordina IORT Technologies USA Inc

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Varian Medical Systems Inc

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Varian Medical Systems, Inc., headquartered globally in Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices.

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