When it comes to removing and installing linear accelerators, speed is of utmost importance. A linear accelerator replacement is a huge logistical undertaking that can cause a lot of stress for both doctors and patients in radiation oncology centers. The physical process, from start to finish, can take as long as six weeks. While this may not have a huge impact on a hospital or larger facility that has multiple machines, for a smaller, free-standing clinic that is replacing its only machine, the effect it has on revenue and treatment schedules can be very severe. Doctors have to refer their patients out until the new machine is ready, which can potentially lead to loss of revenue for the facility and potentially harmful inconvenience for the patient.
R.O.S. is proud to announce the recently expedited installation of a linear accelerator at a freestanding radiation therapy clinic in Central, Illinois. The clinic could not spare the downtime that is custom for installing a new linear accelerator, and asked R.O.S. for help.
They selected a lightly used, pre-owned Varian Clinac iX linear accelerator with Rapid Arc capabilities, and through careful planning and cooperation, R.O.S. coordinated the installation of the device in two weeks. They were able to treat patients right away and get to providing life saving cancer treatment to an area in need of increased accessibility.
A speedy installation saved them time, money, and potentially, patient lives. It takes an experienced and committed partner like R.O.S. to help a facility achieve all of their objectives in such a way, and we are so grateful to have been able to use our skills to help maximize good in this community.
If we can help you navigate the challenges your facility faces in installing a new machine, visit our website at www.OncologySystems.com
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