South Korean hospital acquires advanced radiation cancer treatment devices
The equipment can precisely treat tumour-target tissue whilst minimising radiation exposure.
The Catholic University of Korea's Seoul St. Mary's Hospital said it acquired the latest radiation cancer treatment linear accelerator, which is the VitalBeam equipment from Varian, USA.
The tech was introduced to ensure precise radiation treatment and better safety for patients.
This equipment can precisely treat tumour-target tissue whilst minimising radiation exposure to normal tissue through image-guided radiation therapy based on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
Vital Beam is a state-of-the-art radiation therapy device that can irradiate radiation to tumour-target tissue at a high dose rate and is designed to minimize adverse effects due to patient movement.
The CT simulator, a simulation treatment equipment, is Siemens' SOMATOM go. Open pro is used in the treatment plan development process to non-invasively acquire the patient's anatomical structure before receiving radiation therapy.
Professor Choi Byeong-ok, head of the Radiation Oncology Department, said, “It has the advantage of increasing patient satisfaction through faster and more accurate simulation treatment, and by introducing more precise techniques during treatment, damage to normal tissue can be further minimised.”