Linear accelerators are capable of producing very high amounts of ionising radiation. The safe use of these machines is essential and governed by numerous guidelines. Each linear accelerator is deployed in a bunker and must have a number of emergency shutdown buttons. Shielding of patients within the bunker is also a concern, particularly if patients are young or pregnant.
- 2.1 - The Linac Bunker
- 2.2 - Emergency Shut-Off
- 2.3 - ALARA For Linacs
- 2.4 - Testing Of Radiation Protection
- 2.5 - Patient Safety
- 2.6 - Shielding Of The Patient