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THE ROLE OF RADIOTHERAPY IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CANCER
Radiotherapy is a medical specialty focused on treating cancer using ionizing radiation, that is, radiation that is capable to remove the electrons that moves around the nucleus of atoms. The function of radiation is to block cellular division by damaging the DNA or by destruction of the cells directly. It acts in the cells that are multiplying more rapidly and on the ones with more oxygen. However, it acts in an indistinct way over the ill and healthy cells. Because of it, the importance of the equipment precision, due to the periodical and constant maintenance The therapeutic action of the radiation is restricted to the area required to be treated through out planning and previous simulation. Its side effects are located, limited and unfrequent. All these factors and the technological evolution confirmed the radiotherapy as the primary means for the battle against cancer in the world.



THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LINEAR ACCELERATOR MAINTENANCE FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

The periodic and preventive maintenance of the linear accelerator undoubtedly contributes to the effectiveness of the treatment.

The radiation acts in the same way over the normal and abnormal cells. Thus, the precision and intensity generated by the equipment must be monitored and adjusted constantly, both to focus precisely on the diseased cells, but also to not damage healthy cells.

It is also essential to maintain the equipment operating at stipulated times for the treatment. As the tumor tends to grow without interruption, hours of stopped equipment reduces the expectation of cure.


BENEFITS OF PERIODIC MAINTENANCE FOR THE EQUIPMENT

Besides the linear accelerator maintenance being linked directly to the effectiveness of the process of curing cancer, it is also necessary to emphasize its importance for the service life of the equipment.

The preventive maintenance often avoids the replacement of parts, which significantly burden the rendering of services. Also the wear out of the equipment, caused by lack of adjustment, can damage a piece of importance and higher cost.



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