Siriraj Hospital expands medical care for advanced cancer treatment | Healthcare Asia Magazine
, Thailand
Photo from Siriraj Hospital

Siriraj Hospital expands medical care for advanced cancer treatment

The MR LINAC in SiRO has treated over 200 patients since its installation in October 2020.

Siriraj Hospital has improved its medical care with new equipment – particularly the Magnetic Resonance Linear Accelerator (MR LINAC) – and adding an oncology team for in-house cancer treatments.

The Siriraj Center of Radiation Oncology (SiRO) is the first medical institution in Thailand and Southeast Asia to utilise the UNITY® 1.5T MRI 7MV-Linear accelerator.

The MR LINAC system provides advanced precision radiotherapy capabilities, widening the treatment options for patients in Thailand. The technology uses a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner and a linear accelerator for enhanced control over radiation delivery for high-definition imaging and tumour targeting.

ALSO READ: Singapore’s medical market devices to reach $1.2b by 2028

Through MR LINAC, SiRO has treated over 400 patients since its operations in October 2020, benefiting both Thai and foreign patients.

“This innovation gives us the advanced capabilities to visualize and adapt treatment plans in real-time, offering pinpoint precision for each patient's treatment, marking a significant stride forward in the battle against cancer,” Associate Professor Pittaya Dankulchai, Head of Radiotherapy Division, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, said.

Furthermore, Siriraj Hospital has advanced cancer research through Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy, treating ailments like acute lymphoblastic leukemia and multiple myeloma.

Join Healthcare Asia Magazine community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!