EQUIPMENT – RETROFIT OF RADIATION/ONCOLOGY CHILLER AND LEIPZIG APPLICATION SYSTEM
Linear Accelerators require chiller units to cool the machine during delivery of radiation. Chillers provide a cooling mechanism by pumping cool water through the machine. Due to the sensitive nature of the Linear Accelerator, chillers must be able to maintain a constant temperature. A need to retrofit the chiller to provide high ambient temperature surface up to 110 degrees was needed and accomplished through the funding of the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation.
Also, through the support of the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation, a Leipzig applicator system was purchased to treat skin and other type cancers. This device has led to more efficient use of staff time, greater patient satisfaction, better clinical outcomes and fewer side effects for patients.