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MICC, Vaishali, brings the latest Tomo therapy for treatment of cancer patients

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Max Institute of Cancer Care (MICC), Vaishali, brings a significantly advanced, next generation TomoTherapy for treatment of cancer patients. This groundbreaking, cutting-edge technique destroys or reduces tumours by combining the precision of intensity-modulated radiation therapy and image guided scan.

Key benefits of the TomoTherapy include precision treatment with focus on the target, sparing the surrounding healthy tissues leading to increased efficacy of the treatment. An integrated CT scanner also helps in real time accuracy of the treatment and improved monitoring of tumours. With higher doses of radiation being sent to the tumour, efficacy of treatment potentially increases.

Radixact Tomotherapy brings extreme precision to radiation practice. This technology not only allows us to perform high definition of IGRT but also enables monitoring of the changes in a tumour on a day-to-day basis like for example near the retina, nerves, critical brain areas amongst many others. Tomotherapy helps deliver a higher and more curative doses with safety in prostate cancers and throat cancers. This technology will decrease the side-effects of the radiation therapy manifolds and will improve the outcome. We hope more and more patients will benefit from it. TomoTherapy is also helpful in cases in which the patients have received radiation earlier, and cancer has come back and hence they require re-radiation.

The eco-system at MICC, Vaishali has been prepared such that it facilitates the introduction and implementation of this new technology perfectly. The Centre already has radiation technologies like LINAC, which can target tumours accurately without damaging the healthy tissues and nearby organs, thereby complementing TomoTherapy.
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