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Globalization of the Pre-Owned Medical Equipment Market

Globalization of the Pre-Owned Medical Equipment Market

Globalization of the Pre-Owned Medical Equipment Market

Did you know that many Linear Accelerators in operation in the U.S. today were pre-owned linacs sourced in Europe, Australia or Asian countries? Or that many pre-owned systems in operation in Latin America came from the U.S.? The world of pre-owned Radiation Therapy and Diagnostic Imaging Equipment has become truly global, and ROS is at the heart of this globalization. ROS recently completed a de-installation project in Central Europe where a Linear Accelerator system was relocated to a hospital in the Caribbean.

The complexities of an overseas project such as this can be enormously challenging. In the realm of Radiation Oncology, there are often regulatory obstacles, logistical challenges, language barriers, and sensitive timelines to consider.

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The Average Lifespan of Elekta Linear Accelerator Parts

The Average Lifespan of Elekta Linear Accelerator Parts

When entering into a service agreement for an Elekta linear accelerator, it’s useful to know the lifespan of the parts, which can vary according to patient load and dose-rate at your radiation oncology practice. Depending on the type of service contract you have, this information can provide useful guidance on the repair and maintenance estimates over the many years you may be using your Elekta machine.

In the chart below, we have provided the average lifespan of various parts, based on feedback provided by facilities with differing levels of patient loads.

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