News | Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2017

Glendale Adventist Medical Center Opens Temporary Radiotherapy Vault

California hospital continues treating patients while upgrading linear accelerator

Glendale Adventist Medical Center Opens Temporary Radiotherapy Vault

July 19, 2017 — RAD Technology Medical Systems announced their most recent project at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Glendale, Calif.  RAD Technology has provided Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) with their patented Temporary Radiotherapy Vault (TRV). The TRV will be on site for about 150 days while GAMC renovates their department and upgrades their existing linear accelerator.

GAMC will install a Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator, currently scheduled to begin service in Fall 2017. The system is able to destroy cancer cells with more precision and greater accuracy, and often in less time and with fewer treatments.

"We are very excited about the installation of the RAD TRV," said Dennis Quagliani, director of cancer services. "It was important for us to have this temporary facility available while we work on upgrading the cancer center so we do not have to stop or hinder patient care. It will also eliminate the need to send our patients outside of the Glendale area for daily treatments that can extend up to 5-6 weeks. The project couldn't have been easier, as RAD Technology provided full turnkey services, handling everything from start to finish."

In collaboration with hospital administration, RAD Technology managed the permitting, site preparation, installation of the below-grade patented foundation system and electrical service connections. Once those were in place, the company's project team coordinated the delivery of the eight modules comprising the temporary cancer center, assembled the facility in under 10 days and managed the remaining site work to completion.

The TRV is a comprehensive solution that arrives on site and is typically ready to make beam in 5-7 days. It comes fully furnished with a pre-commissioned linear accelerator, reception area, waiting room, office space and restroom.

The TRV offers all the comforts of a permanent facility and is relocatable, according to the company, allowing organizations to use the facility to support their upgrades at multiple locations.

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