Apollo Cancer Institutes, Hyderabad launches ‘Tomotherapy’

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Updated: September 13, 2016 2:31 PM

Tomotherapy targets cancer tumour with highest precision, spares the healthy tissue

Tomotherapy targets cancer tumour with highest precision, spares the healthy tissue

Apollo Cancer Institutes, Hyderabad, has launched precision cancer care Tomotherapy. It is the latest innovation in the high-end cancer treatment and only the second such equipment in the country. KT Rama Rao, Minister for IT E&C, MAUD, Telangana, formally inaugurated the Tomotherapy Oncology Annexe recently at Apollo Cancer Institutes, who was also the chief guest. The Guest of Honour were Pullela Gopichand and Olympic Silver Medalist PV Sindhu.

Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, Vishweshwar Reddy, MP, Chevella; Dr Hari Prasad, President, Apollo Hospitals Group; Dr Vijay Anand Reddy, Director, Apollo Cancer Institutes and Dr SVSS Prasad, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Apollo Cancer Institutes, also graced the occasion.

The CT scanner mounted Tomotherapy enables precise cancer treatment by tightly conforming the radiation dose delivery to the shape of the tumour, while being noninvasive and as painless as an X-ray. Its unique design helps in treating a wide range of cancers from routine to most complex and from head to toe. Cancers of the breast, prostrate, lung, rectal, brain tumours and CRANIO-Spinal Radiotherapy can be treated with great precision and least side effects.

This all-in-one system with innovative TomoHelical and TomoDirect brings in the manoeuvrability to reach the radiation delivery in more controlled and with greater accuracy even in unreachable areas with least harm to the healthy tissue. Multiple tumours could also be treated simultaneously with this, ensuring greater comfort for patients and reduced treatment time. One of the big advantages the treating doctor gets is the ability to asses, customise, monitor and maintain the treatment according to the patient’s needs, during future sessions based on the images from the previous sessions.

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