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New cancer fighting tool in

September 6, 2012
The Maui News

First Photo: Varian Medical Systems installation engineers Chris Saxton (left) and David Long work on readying the Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui's new TrueBeam STx linear accelerator to come on line at Maui Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon. The engineers said the machine's technology is so advanced and complicated, and it is such a strong tool for fighting cancer, it is "humbling." The blue sky scene above the accelerator comes from the covers of fluorescent lights, not the sky. The concrete ceiling and walls around the accelerator are 7 feet thick and had to be poured in a continuous pour so there would be no seams where radiation could leak out. The machine was delivered Saturday.

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Varian Medical Systems installation engineers Chris Saxton (left) and David Long work on readying the Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui’s new TrueBeam STx linear accelerator to come on line at Maui Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

 
 
 

 

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