My RO used Elekta, another major brand, and it sure worked for me. If you read their marketing information they trounce the Varian machines. Comparing these machines is like comparing Mercedes, BMW, Lexus......They are all of the highest quality and get the job done on an equal basis. If Varian was the singular best, it would be the only.
Again, and as Andrew noted, concentrate on the drivers of the machine........ and your convenience. Where are these centers located compared to work, home and play? Find the center of high quality and convenience. What are the hours? Can you get the time you want? And so on. For me, the center was at one of the exits of the highway I travel daily for my work commute. I asked for 6:00 am so I could get zapped on the way to work, but it was taken. So I asked for 6:30 pm on the way home from work. Bingo, got it. Very convenient and cost me only 30 minutes a day for 25 days to get treated. No interruption to my life whatsoever.
Here is an interesting video regarding LINAC function. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSgnWfbEx1A Entitled How a Linear Accelerator Works HD
PSA 59 on 8-26-2010 age 60. Biopsy 9-8-2010 12/12 positive, 20-80% involved, PNI in 3 cores, G 3+3,3+4,and 4+3=G7, T2b.
Eligard and Jalyn started on 10-7-2010. IMRT to prostate and lymph nodes started on 11-8-2010, HDR Brachytherapy December 6 and 13, 2010.
PSA < .1 since February 2011. Located in Cumming Georgia north of Atlanta
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