Linear Accelerator Control Room
The Linear Accelerator Control room is located adjacent to the Treatment Room for remote control of equipment with audio and visual contact with the patient via cameras, speakers and microphones.
Each Treatment Room requires a Control Room. Cable pathways for services between the Control room to the Treatment Room must be established and coordinated prior to construction. Radiation shielding is to be as advised by a Radiation Consultant.
- Air conditioning to provide comfort conditions; high equipment loads shall be accounted for.
- The need for and extent of emergency power and UPS must be reviewed to suit site specific requirements. Small UPS units are normally required as a minimum to support control and operating equipment. In some cases, these are supplied with the medical equipment. Other emergency power and UPS requirements to be confirmed based on risk assessment considering the impact of a power outage on patient care/safety.
- Cable management and the potential for computers to be consolidated into a rack (either within the room or in a dedicated, collocated air conditioned room/cupboard) to be determined at project level.
- Provision of a height adjustable workstation may be considered depending on local policies and staff accessibility requirements.