The Department of Radiation Oncology at Sterling Cancer Hospital, Vadodara is a state-of-the-art unit with the latest technology, ultra-new infrastructure and an experienced team of experts.
This technology involves the use of high-energy radiation beams to destroy the cancerous cells. Either, it directly destroys the cancer cells by damaging the DNA or creates charged particles, which in turn damages the DNA of the cancerous cells.
FEATURES & BENEFITS:
Performs most advanced radiotherapy 2D, 3D, IMRT, RapidArc, IGRT, Stereotactic Treatment & Knifeless Neurosurgery
Most advanced machine to have capability to treat 6D Stereotactic Radiosurgery with conical collimators
Gujarat’s first center to have integrated External Beam and Brachytherapy treatment
Headed by the well known name in the field of radiation - Dr. Ashish Kumar, Director, Radiation Oncology
Supported by a team of experienced radiation oncologists, medical physicists and technologists
Works in close coordination with surgical and medical oncologists
This procedure precisely delivers large radiation doses to tumors and other relevant anatomical targets in one-to-five treatment cycles while minimizing the exposure to surrounding healthy tissues. Stereotactic radiation can be of two types-
Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT )
In IGRT repeated image scans are made to create a dynamic picture of the tumour which allows the clinician to see the tumour at real time. The overall goal of IGRT is to target tumours more accurately without harming the normal tissues.
RapidArc is an advanced technology which delivers intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with speed and precision. It shortens treatment times to half to that of the conventional radiation process while enhancing the therapeutic outcome. So the benefits are: less time for treatment, reduction in actual radiation dose, more convenience for patients and preservation of more healthy tissues.
Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
It is also known as “Organ Sparing” treatment which minimizing the damage to adjacent healthy tissue. It allows the oncologist to deliver radiation to a tumor with more precision and accuracy, resulting in the potential for fewer side effects and higher cure rates.
Respiratory Motion Gating
It’s one of the advanced techniques which increase the treatment accuracy in abdominal and thoracic cancers wherein the position of tumor site may vary depending upon the respiratory rhythm. This displacement could be up to 2-3 cm. Using RPM, the tumour can be treated more precisely without much damage to the surrounding tissues. So in short it synchronizes with the patient's own respiratory rhythm so that radiation is delivered only when the tumour is in the treatment field and hence minimizes the damage to the surrounding and other vital tissues.
Brachytherapy stands for ‘brachy’ - a Greek word for short distance and ‘therapy’, which means treatment. In this process, radioactive seeds or sources are placed in or near the tumour itself, giving a high radiation dose to the tumor while reducing the radiation exposure to the surrounding healthy tissues.