Radiology Oncology Systems (“ROS”) of San Diego announced on June 12 that is has signed an agreement with Dignatel Business Solutions of Seattle to provide software support for medical linear accelerator systems used to treat cancer patients.
ROS supplies pre-owned and refurbished linear accelerators. These devices costs millions of dollars brand new, and many smaller clinics and rural hospitals cannot afford new equipment.
“When we throw away used linear accelerators systems in the United States, patients in price-sensitive regions, whether rural United States, or countries like in Bolivia and Argentina, and even Mexico, simply don’t get the needed access to cancer care” states John Vano, CEO of ROS. “There is a place for pre-owned equipment in the healthcare space, especially when it serves underrepresented communities.”
Dignatel’s strength comes in the field of software support. Now, aging equipment does not have to be scrapped or destroyed if the software has gotten old or reached it’s “end-of-life.” Dignatel provides full support solutions for older versions of software, helping to keep the equipment operating safely and securely, for years to come.
“It’s hard for a clinic that operates an aging linear accelerator system to justify a software upgrade or software maintenance agreement that often exceeds the value of the machine itself,” stated Dan DuBeau, the CEO and co-founder of Dignatel. Dan Dubeau has more than 30 years of experience with MD Anderson, Siemens Medical and Varian, the leading manufacturer of linear accelerator systems in the U.S. “By teaming up with ROS, we can give owners of used equipment more comfort in knowing that they can continue to operate their older software systems with comfort and security.” Dignatel also works with other linear accelerator service/maintenance companies to support newer linear accelerator systems, offering software support at a fraction of the cost.Back To Top
ROS, Dignatel Partner to Offer Software Support for Linear Accelerators. Appl Rad Oncol.