alexa Procedural Guideline For A Low Cost Radiotherapy Unit In Developing Country
ISSN: 2157-7633

Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Cell & Gene Therapy
October 27-29, 2014 Embassy Suites Las Vegas, USA

K M Masud Rana, H A Azhari and G A Zakaria
Accepted Abstracts: J Stem Cell Res Ther
DOI: 10.4172/2157-7633.S1.009
Purpose of this study: According to WHO, 2 teletherapy machines are required for one million people. In our country 320 teletherapy machines would be required to meet the needs of a population of 160 million. To ensure the safety setting up and running a radiotherapy unit and also delivering treatment, protocols according to Atomic Energy Commission of each respective country must be followed. This study is aimed to provide a procedure (document) for establishing new Radiotherapy facilities as par Regulatory procedure of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC). In addition, the capital costs for construction and maintenance of a radiotherapy unit comprises huge expenses including building costs, equipment costs, manpower costs and maintenance costs. For developing countries like Bangladesh, there is a strong need to set up radiotherapy units at the minimum costs as possible consistent with the necessary quality. In this work a cost effectiveness analysis has been done for several aspects. This document is intended to act as a guide to set up a radiotherapy unit in a proper regulatory process in Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. Method & Materials: This work has been done following NSRC Act? 1993 & Rules? 1997, BAEC, all associated calculation has been done according to Safety Report Series (SRS)-47, IAEA as well. Further, is revealed in this study advanced modern techniques in radiotherapy, increases the capital costs due to relevant factors. Results: The Co-60 modality (new), 6 MV Linac (used), Dual energy Linac (used), needs less total cost about 2.15%, 51.33% & 29.51% respectively in comparison to the new 6 MV Linac machine total cost but on the other hand, dual energy Linac (new) & Linac with IMRT Capability (new) needs 160.31% & 198.81% more total cost respectively. On the other side a Linac may be superior to a Co-60 machine due to better dose distributions, spare of costs for source replacement, shorter treatment times and safety considerations. Conclusion: But for starting a low budget hospital starting Radiotherapy, it is a good idea to start with good used two Linac machines and after 6 to 8 years we can stop the first machine and get a new one and after another 2 or 3 years change the second for a new one. In any case, professional personnel are needed for all steps during the set up procedure. This may shorten the time in obtaining the approval license to run a radiotherapy unit.
image PDF   |   image HTML

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version