Recently Completed Projects
New Radiation Therapy with RapidArc® Delivery
Pictured: Linear Accelerator installed at Radiation Oncology Systems
Radiology Oncology Consultants announced that it has installed a linear accelerator system for cancer treatment. This new radiation therapy machine allows some of the most advanced cancer treatment technology available today. Radiation therapy is used to treat over 50% of all cancer cases in the United States, and this new machine manufactured by Varian Medical Systems has “On-Board Imaging” and RapidArc®, two cutting-edge technologies that will allow Radiology Oncology Consultants to treat patients with unprecedented speed and accuracy.
“We are thrilled to have a machine capable of RapidArc® delivery available to treat our patients,” stated Dr. P.R. Hynes. “This treatment technology delivers the prescribed dose of radiation to patients faster than ever before. The result is a more powerful treatment of radiation with greater patient comfort. Some treatments can be done is as little as three minutes”.
The equipment was supplied by Radiology Oncology Systems, Inc. of California. The project took several months to plan and the 25,000 lb. machine itself took over a month to install. The machine rests under a large steel structure referred to as a base frame, under the floor of the room, to support its weight. The room is shielded for radiation andvarious underground conduits carry dozens of feet of cabling. “It’s quite an endeavor to install one of these machines” stated Erin Kruse, Facility Director, “and we are thrilled that our project was seamless.”
James Madison University Project
Pictured: The James Madison University Campus / Quad
When James Madison University (“JMU”) of Virginia contacted R.O.S., we were excited. After all, two R.O.S. associates are graduates of JMU--Michael Teague and Ashley Saunders.
JMU received a linear accelerator and two conventional simulators as a gift from a local clinic. They needed a radiation oncology equipment company to perform an evaluation of the donated equipment to determine its viability for continued use, and asked if we could help. The project involved (1) assessing the current state of the equipment and (2) later relocating it to a repurposed building housing physics research.
ROS rigged out & removed the older equipment first, and then revived the Siemens Linear Accelerator and Nucletron Simulator to the point of patient-ready use. JMU’s physics department is eager to use the equipment for advanced research projects, and R.O.S.’s associates are happy to have supported their alma mater in a professional capacity.
Turnkey MRI Project
Pictured: The Hitachi Airis Elite 0.3T (all 40,000 pounds of it) is being hauled away from its Kentucky home in April 2015. This Open MRI model was then stored for a few months before being installed in a Fort Worth, TX, facility in August. This project represented a turnkey project in which R.O.S. oversaw the purchase and deinstallation of the used MRI, as well as its subsequent storage, sale to a new facility, refurbishment and installation.
The Airis Elite 0.3T is an Open MRI model, which means it is built to accommodate a larger range of body types, as well as to be more comfortable for claustrophobic patients. This model also offers "fat separation" technology, which provides more image clarity by separating fat from other tissue.
Accuray Cyberknife Removal
Accuray CyberKnife systems have recently come onto the secondary market. These expensive, sophisticated devices are considered “cutting edge” in the fight against cancer, as they target very small tumors in very sensitive areas, like the brain. The CyberKnife competes with other advanced systems like the Elekta Gamma Knife and the Varian Edge. ROS removed this particular device from a cancer hospital in the U.S. in December 2014.
Elekta Precise Linear Accelerator Removal
Removal of an Elekta Precise linear accelerator system in Antwerp. ROS specializes in helping facilities around the globe make room for new equipment by taking on the complex tasks of removing existing equipment.
De-Installation of Varian Clinac 600C
Removing a Linear Accelerator Through a Window
New York, NY
Elekta Synergy Platform is on its Way to a New Home
Midwest US (September, 2014)
ROS Completes the Installation of a CT Scanner
QX/i CT Scanner, Connecticut. (August, 2014)
Base Frame Installation
Tampico, Mexico (July, 2014)
Linear Accelerator for a Cancer Hospital in Peru
A radiation oncology facility in Peru seeking to replace an older and failing linear accelerator decided to replace it with a relatively newer and more reliable system. Reimbursement rates in Peru make the purchase of a brand new system ineffective, so R.O.S. was able to provide affordable equipment to suit their needs. The machine was installed underground, in the basement at the center, which is not uncommon in many locations to minimize the cost of expensive vault shielding by using surrounding earth as shielding. R.O.S. has an extensive network of global resources to perform installations around the globe. The end-result is that patients that otherwise could not receive cancer treatment are able to do so now, in large part due to doctors and clinicians that understand the need to serve their communities, and companies like R.O.S. that can provide cost-effective and reliable equipment solutions. (April 2014)
IMRT and IGRT in Chile
ROS recently installed a refurbished Siemens Oncor linear accelerator with a Theraview IGRT system at a hospital in Chile, South America. Although Siemens has exited the linear accelerator market, refurbished Siemens machines are still in demand, with hospitals taking advantage of available systems to add, update or expand their existing radiation oncology clinics. Siemens equipment remains a viable option for cancer hospitals in need of high-quality, low cost equipment. (February, 2013)
Linear Accelerator for a Cancer Hospital in Mexico
The United States has more state-of-the-art medical equipment than any other nation on earth. Rather than disposing of older/used equipment, ROS specializes in refurbishing it and shipping it to areas where the equipment is badly needed. Recently, ROS shipped a low-energy Varian 6EX linear accelerator to Mexico, where it will be installed in a cancer center that treats close to 100 patients per day. We hope this equipment brings care and hope to thousands of patients in the region for years to come. (January, 2013)
CT Simulator Installation at a Regional Cancer Center in the Chicagoland Area.
A radiation oncology clinic in a suburb of Chicago was in need of replacing an older CT Simulator, and didn’t have the budget, or the patient flow, to justify an expensive, new multi-slice large bore system. With a phone call to ROS, a refurbished Philips AcQSim large-bore CT Simulator became the solution. The installation of three moveable lasers completed the room, and patients are now being simulated efficiently and effectively in preparation for their treatment. (December, 2012)
New CYRPA Lasers Revolutionize Patient Positioning
Patient positioning lasers are an integral part of the radiation therapy equipment portfolio. The CYRPA laser company developed an all-new laser system that leapfrogs current market offerings with an exciting new technology. A level of precision never seen before of 0.1 millimeters. An auto-calibrating, wireless calibration feature that does the work of the therapist/physicist in a fraction of the time. And dual-diode red/green lasers to allow the clinician her choice of color. ROS, in collaboration with CYRPA America, is a proud distributor of this exciting new technology. (October, 2012)
Refurbished Varian 6EX with IMRT Installed in Southern California
ROS is pleased to announce the recent completion of the sale and installation of a Varian Clinac 6EX linear accelerator in Southern, California. The unit was installed at a newly constructed free standing oncology clinic. The clinic required a cost-effective equipment solution in order to bring cancer care to the local community. With this equipment the new center is up and running, providing treatment including IMRT technology. In the future, as the practice grows, the clinic will be in a position to add brand new equipment with even more advanced technology. (October, 2012)
V Congreso Internacional XII Reunion De Tecnicos Radioterapia Nov 18th - 21st, 2016
Hotel Fiesta Americana Minerva, Guadalajara, México
RSNA 2016 Nov 27th - Dec 2nd, 2016
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
Visit us at Booth #6552
ASCO 2017 Jun 2nd - 6th, 2017
SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting Jun 10th - 14th, 2017
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
- October 2015: Two Southern California Organizations Team Up to Help Teenagers with Cancer Across America
- October 2015: ROS Releases Veterinary Medicine Survey Results
- September 2015: Survey Results Show Positive Feedback on Used/Refurbished Medical Equipment
- December 2014: Freestanding Cancer Treatment Clinics: A vital link in the healthcare chain
- December 2014: ROS attends the RSNA Conference in Chicago, IL
- October 2014: ROS attends the Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS) Conference in St. Louis, Missouri
- September 2014: ROS attends the ASTRO Conference in San Francisco, CA
- September 2014: John Vano, President of ROS, quoted in a DotMed Magazine article on the economics of radiation oncology
- 2014: Building a Radiation Therapy Training Facility - A Case Study Featuring VWCC
- July 2013: Global Health Initiative
- January 2013: ASTRO 2012 Recap - A Vendor's Persective
- January 2013: Doctor Profile: David Jones, MD
- October 2012: Join The Fight!
- October 2012: Linac Resale Value - Article Published in October 2012 DotMed Magazine
- October 2012: OncoServe Installs First GyroKnife System in North & South America
- February 2012: Recent Projects - Veterinary Cancer Center of Norwalk, CT
- October 2011: Event Spotlight: ASTRO 2011 - Miami, FL
- September 2011: ROS Newsletter
- August 2011: Total Solution Press Release
- May 2011: ROS Newsletter
- March 2011: ROS Newsletter
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