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Should you invest in a dedicated SRS/SBRT platform or a multifunctional LINAC?

June 1, 2017

    For many years, the only option for cancer programs that wanted to offer stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) was to purchase a dedicated platform such as a Cyberknife or Gammaknife. However, this changed several years ago when vendors started offering multifunctional linear accelerators (LINACs) that can deliver conventional and IMRT treatments as well as SRS and SBRT.

    Which technology is best for your organization?

    Although many cancer programs find it more economical to purchase a multifunctional LINAC, there are several reasons to consider buying a dedicated platform:

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