A clinic in eastern Nebraska recently had its CT Scanner’s x-ray tube fail. This meant it was unable to simulate its patients prior to radiation therapy, and so it had to outsource this service—something highly inconvenient for both patients and clinicians.
There were two options: Replace the x-ray tube and spend tens of thousands of dollars on a replacement. Or instead use that money to upgrade and replace its CT scanner, to a later, faster model. They chose the latter option and called the R.O.S. team to assist.
Radiology Oncology Systems presents the Swissray SR Pulse 710™ Wide Bore MRI system. It offers the widest internal bore of 71cm (about 28 inches). Due to the wide bore, this system doesn’t discriminate patient size and therefore allows access to all patients who need an MRI. It also allows for simulation in radiation therapy.
The system’s intelligent automated protocols offer high throughput and is built around a ZBO (zero boil-off) magnet which eliminates cryogen replacement. Combining these two qualities, and its affordable purchase price makes a very low number of procedures necessary to break even.
Many patients might feel apprehensive about undergoing an MRI examination. The open bore design of the Toshiba Vantage Titan Large Bore 1.5T creates a comfortable space in which patients of all sizes can feel at ease. Additionally, the Titan is incredibly quiet, adding to the patient’s overall comfort throughout the examination. Quietness also helps to reduce patient movement and increases the chance to image quickly, often without sedation.
Having a large bore system at your facility also enables you to reach a larger portion of the population, ultimately leading to increased revenue. For those interested in minimizing upfront capital costs, buying a pre-owned Titan system may be a smart financial investment. A pre-owned Titan is often half the price of a new system and reimbursement rates remain the same. This comfortable, safe, and user-friendly system is ideal for patient focused care and can be purchased affordably through Radiology Oncology Systems.
Every so often, we receive phone calls from hospitals or medical centers that need to have equipment removed in a big hurry. An MRI or linear accelerator project is usually planned months in advance, but every so often, circumstances require an expeditious removal.
R.O.S. to the rescue.
Recently, a customer in the Cayman Islands needed help in a hurry. A 2007 GE Profile Excite IV MRI System weighing 20,000 lbs., had to be removed in a hurry.
The result? On time, on budget, expeditious, professionally and safely executed, with a happy customer.
Today proton therapy is more popular than ever before. Most major population hubs in the U.S. either have a proton center, are building one, or are thinking about building one. Choosing the right patient positioning laser system to use in a proton therapy center is key to delivering the most accurate and precise treatment possible.