India now has a new cancer treatment technology
The Radixact system, with its new generation of Tomotherapy with Synchrony technology, will provide clinicians with the technology they need to effectively and efficiently treat cancer patients requiring radiation therapy, in whom the tumour moves while breathing.
The new equipment, deployed by Manipal Hospitals -- India's second-largest multi-speciality hospital chain -- can track and treat the tumours moving with respiration like cancer in the lung (primary or metastatic), liver, pancreas and prostate. It also reduces the overall treatment time compared to the current radiation treatment technologies available for treating cancers that move with breathing.
Synchrony technology differs from its predecessor by enabling hospital teams to administer exact radiation to the tumour region, which moves with respiration. At the same time, it minimizes the damage to healthy tissues around the tumours, which are exposed to high-dose radiation, with minimum discomfort to the patient.
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