Support services for centres
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Services for new and existing CyberKnife centres
German CyberKnife Services
Many new CyberKnife centres which have opened in recent years have experienced long delays and 'teething problems' before becoming fully operational. Some have never achieved full operational status due to perceived technical problems and associated costs.
It is not uncommon for new centres to take months to come up to anticipated operating capacity. Examples of where too few treatments are performed after installation have been found worldwide, in Asia, Russia, even in Europe and the USA - basically in all countries.
Quite simply there is not enough expertise worldwide to satisfy the technical and medical needs for quality and quantity of CyberKnife treatments needed.
Many new CyberKnife centres experience problems
Why does these problems persist?
What support and training services are available?
Planning, purchase, installation and commissioning of new systems.
Training of medical physisists and clinicians, at existing centres and on-site.
Advanced treatment planning to minimise treatment times, improve patient safety and comfort and maximise patient throughput.
Assistance in starting more complex soft-tissue tumour treatments early.
Improving technical skills to avoid down-time and cost overruns.
Vacation cover and remote treatment planning
Key services include:
MHL features the following technical support services for CyberKnife centres worldwide.
German CyberKnife Services is based at the North German CyberKnife Centre between Berlin and Hamburg, which was set up with the backing of four local university hospitals. These include Lübeck, where much of the CyberKnife technology now used worldwide was developed.
German CyberKnife Services therefore has an intimate working knowledge of the CyberKnife radiosurgery system and is uniquely placed to offer its expertise to other centres.
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