Microprocessor controlled limitation system for a stand-alone freely movable treatment couch.

Abstract

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.

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@article{Vondel1998MicroprocessorCL, title={Microprocessor controlled limitation system for a stand-alone freely movable treatment couch.}, author={Iwein Van de Vondel and L Coppens and D. Verellen and Arjen Bel and Nadine Linthout and M De Beukeleer and Dirk L Van den Berge and Guy A. Storme}, journal={Medical physics}, year={1998}, volume={25 6}, pages={897-9} }