New Radiation Therapy Platform For Thailand and Philippines

by BioSpectrum Bureau , | 2012-06-29

Singapore: Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital in Thailand and Makati Medical Center in Philippines have begun treating patients with TomoTherapy System, a fully-integrated, 3D image-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) developed by US-based Accuray. The TomoTherapy System allows Chiangmai University Hospital and MakatiMed to offer patients a non-invasive, personalized option for the treatment of tumors throughout the body, making these two hospitals the first-in-country installed sites of the TomoTherapy System in the ASEAN region.

"Being one of the most reputable hospitals and the first hospital with TomoTherapy Hi Art System available in Northern Thailand, we are committed to providing patients the best technological innovations for cancer care and the highest quality of healthcare services," said Dr Somsak Wanwilairat, chief physicist, Division of Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. "We recognize that the IMRT for treating a wide range of cancers is a viable option to meet the needs of a diverse patient population across 17 provinces in the northern region and foreign patients with shortened room treatment time."


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