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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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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.
Two of our five linacs are already equipped with Agility," says Annerie Slot, MD, a radiation oncologist and executive director at RIF, which will begin using its latest Elekta Synergy in September.
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).
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.
After spending five years in the Marine Corps, John began his career working for Elekta as an engineer for their Linacs and x-ray simulators in the Texas area.
The fact that Nottingham already operated four Elekta Precise Treatment System linacs did not confer an advantage to the company during equipment evaluations, as National Health Service (NHS) guidelines for major procurements require that centers evaluate the solutions of all relevant providers, Hart notes.
Velindre Cancer Centre now has seven linear accelerators, also known as linacs.
In his research paper 'Wake field Suppression in High Gradient Linacs for Lepton Linear Colliders', accelerator physicist Professor Roger Jones examines research into the suppression of these wake fields.
Mr Chapman said the Aintree satellite site -which "no-one contests" - was expected to provide enough linacs to meet demand until 2017, making the Royal services entirely unnecessary.
The new Linacs will improve the quality of service as they are equipped with cutting-edge technology, allowing them to destroy cancer cells more accurately.
He presents individual treatments of the fourth generation designs of energy recovery linacs, "fast cycling" storage rings, and open free electron lasers, which together are the three general categories of highly coherent x-ray sources that are becoming increasingly useful for interferometric methods.