Nuclear Electronics

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Nuclear Electronics
Room ON0116
675 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9
Phone: 204-787-2192
Fax: 204-775-1684

Senior Electronic Technologists:

Chris Stewart, CET Supervisor

Ken Allen, CET Supervisor

Electronic Technologists:

Glenn Allan, Electronic Technologist

Tony Jensen, CET

Brian Myslicki, CET

Neil Almario, CET

Joe Konopski (Brandon)

Nuclear Electronics is a department within the Medical Engineering Group of the Medical Physics Division.  The department provides comprehensive service for major equipment in support of the Radiotherapy program at CancerCare Manitoba and the Radiology program in Manitoba.

We provide electronic service support for the Mammography, Chemotherapy, and Bio-Medical requirements of CancerCare Manitoba.

In collaboration with Clients, Manitoba Health and WRHA, we provide a competitive and professional electronic service in lieu of factory service contracts. The Nuclear Electronics service utilizes factory trained technologists to maintain and repair major equipment, such as linear accelerators and gamma camera systems within the Manitoba health care system.

Internal Services Provided

Radiotherapy program:
  • Linear accelerator comprehensive maintenance and repairs.
  • Conventional and CT simulator maintenance and repairs.
  • Record and Verify systems.
  • Cobalt treatment units.
  • Brachytherapy treatment and diagnostic equipment.
Chemotherapy program:
  • Chemotherapy Infusion pumps.
  • Patient monitors.
Breast screening:
  • Mobile and stationary breast screening systems maintenance and repairs.

In order to provide full service to expensive and complex radiation treatment equipment, Nuclear Electronic staff must attend extensive factory training and be Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission licensed. While also supporting most electronic devices used in the radiotherapy program, the department specializes in major equipment such as accelerators, cobalt machines and diagnostic equipment used to deliver the radiotherapy program.

Service for the Bio-Medical equipment within CancerCare is also provided through Nuclear Electronics. This equipment ranges from infusion pumps to small devices used in clinics. Having a large group of technologists servicing a broad range of major equipment allows for efficient servicing of many small devices in-house.

The department provides service for all breast screening equipment within CancerCare provincial screening program. This includes on site repairs within the province to mobile units.

External Services Provided

Nuclear Medicine:

  • Gamma cameras and associated computers maintenance and repairs.
  • Radiopharmacy support for isotope delivery and production systems.

Bone Density:

  • Bone density screening equipment maintenance and repairs.

The Nuclear Electronics service at CCMB has provided comprehensive service for the Gamma cameras and associated computer systems in the City of Winnipeg hospitals from the time of the modality's inception in Winnipeg.

The photo is of a typical Gamma Camera gantry similar in size and complexity to a CT Scanner. Combined factory training and years of experience enables the service the ability to provide complete in-house service in lieu of factory contracts. Having a group of service personnel with a well equipped shop also allows for efficient servicing of related nuclear devices and the fabrication of electronic devices or interfaces customized for the clients.

Bone density screening is a more recent modality and the equipment is closely related to Nuclear Medicine. The Nuclear Electronics service has used its Nuclear Medicine experience and additional training to be able to provide this service.

In Nuclear Medicine Departments, Gamma Cameras similar in appearance and engineering to the more familiar CT scanners, are calibrated and serviced by Nuclear Electronics technologists.

Research & Product Development

Programs and groups supported:

  • Radiotherapy
  • Mammography
  • Physics portfolio
  • Nuclear Medicine

The Nuclear Electronics service is able to direct a portion of its total activities towards the development of specialized electronics devices for both research and clinical use.

Having an established service group with the facility and specialized tools available allows for in-house development of electronic devices not reasonably available to the programs supported.

The service has been able to acquire electronic development software and a computerized milling machine capable of producing complex circuit boards.

The photos on this page show a circuit board on the CNC and a completed automatic isotope delivery device designed and manufactured within medical physics.

An automated radioisotope delivery unit for Nuclear Medicine built in CCMB, with the electronics designed and built by the Nuclear Electronics service.
The Nuclear Electronics service is able to computer design and fabricate its own circuit boards by having a computerized circuit board milling machine in the department.