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04.06.2019
In the new Case Study, we explore how a well-constructed patient safety system is able to integrate tightly with a Dose Delivery System and how it contributes to an overall High Availability system. High Availability is an important success factor in the exploitation of capital-intensive medical facilities, such as particle therapy.
MedAustron, a state-owned institute in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, was designed to be one of the most advanced centers for particle therapy (PT) and research in Europe. The facility’s system architecture was developed in close collaboration with CERN with a twofold objective: to employ state of the art technologies and to complement them with proven subsystems and designs from existing PT systems. Additionally, for a PT facility, beamtime is an expensive asset and thus of utmost importance, so the system uptime should be as high as reasonably achievable.

At the time (construction started around 2009), PT lacked industry-wide standardization, and so the subsystems were not originally conceived to seamlessly work together in a new system context. Cosylab joined the effort in 2009 as an expert in these kinds of system integration challenges.

Read the full Case Study here