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 (lĭn′ăk′)
[lin(ear) ac(celerator).]

linac

(ˈlɪnæk)
n
(Nuclear Physics) short for linear accelerator
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Noun1.linac - ions are accelerated along a linear path by voltage differences on electrodes along the path
atom smasher, particle accelerator, accelerator - a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles
microwave linear accelerator - linear accelerator that uses microwaves
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while most of the worldwide existing fels use conventional normal conducting 3 ghz s-band linacs, Others use newer designs based on 6 ghz c-band technology, Increasing the accelerating gradient with an overall reduction of the linac length and cost.
Reportedly, Elekta won this order through its distributor in Argentina, INVAP and will deliver the linacs and brachytherapy afterloaders to the cities of La Paz, El Alto and Santa Cruz.
RayStation will be used for photon planning at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, where new linacs will be commissioned for the system.
According to the company, RayStation is now the only system to enable planning for both conventional linacs and TomoTherapy systems, giving clinics one point of control for all treatment planning needs.
Ever further progress in radiosurgery for VS has been achieved in the past few years, and the requirements essential to performing a successful radiosurgical treatment have become available with several platforms (GK, various LINACs and, most recently, CK).
This study was designed to analyze the efficacy of strict hypo fractionated RT schedule of 21 gray in 3 fractions delivered on alternate days in 1 week with the aim that if proven to be efficacious, fewer visits to the hospital would result in improvement in quality of life of the patient, facilitation for the caregivers and reduction in workload on the Linacs.
Background: Volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) can only be implemented on the new generation linacs such as the Varian Trilogy[sup][R] and Elekta Synergy[sup][R].
In a report to the Board Damian Heron, Director of the North Wales Cancer Network, says the five options are to do nothing, to do nothing but extend the working day of the three remaining linacs, outsourcing activity to oncology centres outside North Wales, outsourcing and extending the working day, and replacing the obsolete linac.
ExacTrac and Versa HD enable treatment of conventional as well as complex cancers that require highly accurate targeting precision, expanding the reach and richness of SRS and SBRT for facilities looking to leverage resources and deliver advanced, sophisticated therapies across several different LINACs.
But the word for Group 1 is, rather fortuitously, closely related to both Group 1 itself and the motivation for this paper: LiNaCs are the particular type of particle accelerator with which scientists in Darmstadt discovered six new elements, and with which they are currently attempting to synthesize the next element in Group 1, tentatively named ununennium (Uue, or element 119).
This deal includes 10 Elekta Synergy Platform linear accelerators (linacs) to be delivered to five Iraqi Ministry of Health sites (two linacs per site) located at Babil, Basrah, Karbala, Missan and Nasriah.
It brings the value of new linacs at the trust to around PS3,200,000 and the investment has been hailed as great news for local cancer sufferers who can benefit from IMRT treatment at University Hospital in Walsgrave.