New tech-enabled cancer therapy in Apollo
Hyderabad THE Apollo Hospitals Group with an initiative to treat optimally, has recently launched Varian's TrueBeam radiotherapy system with Velocity at Apollo Cancer Institute. It is an intelligent software solution for interventional oncology and can treat wide range of cancers with high accuracy and precision allowing oncologists to treat many types of complex cancer cases. The additional benefits such as comfort, accuracy, speed and velocity of the system organises patient data and makes it available in one place to help clinicians make more informed treatment decisions.
Over 90 countries used this versatile system and every year around 1.5 million patients receiving treatment on a TrueBeam linear accelerator (LINAC). This system incorporating many technical innovations that intuitively and dynamically synchronise imaging, patient positioning, motion management, and treatment delivery. It also simplifying the specialists step-by-step through each radiotherapy treatment.
Tamilisai Soundararajan, Governor of Telangana and Lt Governor of Puducherry has inaugurated the Telangana's first and only Truebeam STx with Velocity at Apollo Cancer Centre. "Apollo is known for offering the best care available in the world. It's a moment of pride for Apollo Health City to have this State of the art TrueBeam radiotherapy system with Velocity, it also a moment of pride for the entire State of Telangana to have the latest and the only TrueBeam radiotherapy. The evolution of radiation therapy has enabled to deliver differential dose within the target volume, ranging from zero to 100 per cent dose."
Innovation in imaging for patient on treatment couch has improved the accuracy of radiation delivery, which is called the image guided radiation therapy, where the target is visualised every day prior to treatment, enabling the highest possible comfort.
"Today with the latest TrueBeam machine we have the capacity to treat cancer with all the very best of technology put together in 6D robotic couch and CG Image guidance for best accuracy in treatment. It delivers highly precise intensity modulated radiotherapy in the shortest possible time where the patient gets to go to home in 1 to 3 days with the least possible side effects," she added
Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson Apollo Hospitals Groups said, "The launch of the TrueBeam LINAC with Velocity is another milestone in Apollo Hospitals' battle against cancer, one of the dreaded non-communicable diseases that in just the last year has seen over 13 lakh new cases and over 8.5 lakh deaths. With TrueBeam LINAC, our patients can rest assured that they will receive the most advanced radiotherapy techniques with the added benefits of a high degree of accuracy and a shorter treatment time for a successful treatment. In line with our move to an increased degree of digital healthcare, the Velocity software will provide our oncologists with the tools for data-driven clinical decision making that will help to reduce the mortality and morbidity from cancer."