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Global Radiation Therapy Equipment Industry

4. COMPETITIVE SCENARIO II-21Global Competitive Scenario - Varian Medical Systems Leads theFray II-21Table 12: Global Radiation Therapy Market (2011): PercentageShare Breakdown of Value Sales for Varian, Elekta, Accuray(incl. TomoTherapy), Siemens, and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-22Elekta - Focusing on its Strength II-22Factors Impacting Radiation Therapy Equipment Market II-22Change: The Only Constant Activity in Market II-22Strategic Alliances II-22Diversification of Product Line II-23Product Bundling II-23

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-24Introduction II-24Linear Accelerator II-24Clinac 6 - A First of its Kind II-24Accelerator - Down to Nuts & Bolts II-24Clinical Demands and Device Characteristics II-25Dual X-ray Energy Linear Accelerator - Numerous Energy Offerings II-26Cost Economics at its Best II-26Increase in Efficiency Levels II-26Narrow Electron Energy Spectra - Highly Crucial II-27Price - A Direct Functionality of Features II-27Beam Energy and Dose Rates - Deciding Factors II-27Isocentric Units - The Prevalent Form in Accelerators II-27Subsystem Design Factors II-28Bending Magnet Systems - For Smooth Functioning II-28Dosimetry System - Regulating the Radiation Dosage II-29Beam Steering Systems - Directing the Flow II-29Cobalt-60 II-29Characteristics of Cobalt-60 Machines II-29Major features of Cobalt-60 Radioisotope II-30Competitive Edge: Cobalt 60 Units Vs. Linear Accelerators II-30Comparative Assessment of Cobalt-60 Teletherapy Units andLinear Accelerators II-30Benefits of LINACs over Cobalt 60 Units II-31Treatment Planning System: An Innovative Technique inRadiation Therapy II-31Radiation Therapy Simulator II-32CT Simulation Systems II-32Major Systems of Radiation Therapy Simulator II-33Mechanical Systems II-33Principles of Operations II-34X-Ray Systems II-34Others II-35Betatron II-35Cesium and other Therapy Units II-35Superficial X-ray/Orthovoltage/Megavoltage Units II-35

6. RADIOTHERAPY ACCESSORIES II-36Introduction II-36Tumor Localization and Treatment Simulation Devices II-36Patient Restraint and Repositioning Devices II-36Different Types of Patient Restraint and Repositioning Devices II-37Patient Targeting System II-37Field-Shaping Devices II-37Dose-Modifying Devices II-38Treatment Setup and Delivery Devices II-39Breast Bridge with a Rolling-Ball Angle Inclinometer II-39Squeeze Bridge Device II-39Beam Alignment Device II-40Arm Board II-40Tilt Board II-40Shoulder Reactor II-40Mylar Window Table Insert II-40Clamps II-40Treatment Verification and Quality Assurance Devices II-40Need for Surgery and Radiotherapy Likely to Diminish II-41

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