New Delhi, January 17 2020: Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi has launched the most advanced version of TomoTherapy Radixact X9 for treatment of cancer patients. Tomotherapy comes as a boon for cancer treatment since it has a higher degree of precision, speed and accuracy. Patients find it more comfortable to be treated under this technology owing to the rotational helical mechanism, also the set-up time is lesser as compared to other therapies.
Cancer is leading cause of death in India and worldwide. According to reports by National Health Profile, cancer cases have risen and day by day the number is still increasing. Most of the cancers can be treated if diagnosed at an early stage. Tomotherapy is effective in treating cancer, irrespective of the stage, especially multiple metastasis. The best outcomes are for treatment of bilateral breast cancer, paediatric oncology and all other forms of cancer.
Addressing the launch ceremony, Ms. Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group said “The launch of the most advanced version of the Tomotherapy technology is truly a remarkable development in the field of Radiation Oncology. This will be a revolutionary step in the treatment of cancer. With this system we can deliver both fractionated radiotherapy as well as SBRT and Radiosurgery. The launch of the most advance version of tomotherapy reinforces our commitment to delivering excellent radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients in Delhi/NCR and neighbouring states. The new generation radiation machine and our highly experienced team enables us to move ahead towards precise and personalized care, therefore improving the quality of life of cancer patients and ensure better clinical outcomes.” she added “We are not only looking to treating Cancer, we are looking to prevent Cancer”
Highlighting the key features of Tomotherapy, Mr. P ShivaKumar, Managing Director, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals said “We are taking precision and excellence to the next level with the revolutionary Radixact-X9: Tomotherapy, system powered by state-of-the-art 3D CT imaging. It uses a linear accelerator to deliver high-dose radiation to the tumour with sub-millimetre precision. With the most recent introduction of Radixact X9, radiation oncology has reached a new horizon in the race of effective curative treatment for cancer. Large field size can be targeted at once. 1.35 cms of length can be targeted without repositioning the machine”
Radixact X9 enables a fully integrated platform for adaptive radiation, planning, data management and treatment delivery. With the addition of the Radixact system, The Radixact Oncology service at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals has become one of the best centres in the world. It compliments well with the existing Novalis TX, Clinac and Brachytherapy modalities.
About Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals: Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, India’s first JCI accredited hospital, is a joint venture between the Government of Delhi and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. Commissioned in July 1996, it is the third super-specialty tertiary care hospital set up by the Apollo Hospitals Group. Spread over 15 acres, it houses 57 specialties with more than 300 specialists and more than 700 operational beds, 19 operation theatres, 138 ICU beds, round-the-clock pharmacy, NABL accredited laboratories, 24-hour emergency services and an active air ambulance service. Apollo Hospitals Delhi has the leading programme in kidney and liver transplant in the country. The first successful paediatrics and adult liver transplants in India were performed at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. The hospital is at the forefront of medical technology and expertise. It provides a complete range of latest diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities for the care of its patients. The Hospital has introduced the most sophisticated imaging technology to India with the introduction of 64 slice CT and 3 Tesla MRI, Novalis Tx and the integrated PET Suite. Indraprastha Apollo has also pioneered the concept of preventive health check programmes and has created a satisfied customer base over decades. The Hospital has been consistently ranked amongst the best 10 hospitals in India by The Week survey for the past few years.