Novalis Circle Meeting Abstract Book Table of Contents
- Instituto Oncológico, Teknon Barcelona
Because of the capability of free movement in the treatment room, we recently introduced a Hercules treatment couch on one of our linear accelerators. One of the advantages of this couch is that it allows for a more flexible way of patient setup and that it can be moved entirely out of the way to enable treatment with a hospital bed. A disadvantage, however, is that the couch can hit a wall or a cover of the accelerator accidentally. A limitation system has been developed to protect both the table and the accelerator against such collisions.