HCG Cancer Centre, Ahmedabad

HCG Cancer Centre, Ahmedabad

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Radiation Oncology

HCG is the first hospital in Gujarat to introduce Tomotherapy & TrueBeam for the treatment of cancer. The TrueBeam, India’s first advanced Radiation Therapy system with multileaf, making it the leader in cancer care. Radiotherapy being done by highly trained medical team to provide you with the best possible care & outcome. Tomotherapy & TrueBeam deliver precise tumour targeting, lower side effects and improving clinical outcomes. HCG Cancer Centre was the first hospital in India, to get approval to use the Flattening Filter Free (FFF) mode technology.

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HCG is the first centre in Gujarat to introduce latest technologies that changed the landscape of cancer treatment in India. We offer a wide range of internal and external radiation therapy options.

 
What is radiation Therapy ?
Radiation therapy is a part of cancer treatment that uses high doses of ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells.
 
Types of Radiation Therapy
  • Tomotherapy
  • Stereotactic Body RadioTherapy (SBRT)
  • Image Guided RadioTherapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated RadioTherapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic RadioSurgery (SRS)
  • Stereotactic RadioTherapy (SRT)
  • 3D - Conformal RadioTherapy (3D CRT) 
  • 2D - Conventional RadioTherapy
  • Palliative RadioTherapy
  • BrachyTherapy
 
Technology
The deparment has latest technologies for rendering accurate dose of radiation to even sub - millimeter size of target
 
Tomotherapy
Tomotherapy H is a most advance image guided and intensity modulated radiotherapy technique.Tomotherapy H is an amalgamation of Computed Tomography (CT scan) and high-energy radiotherapy. With this technology we can sculpt the X-ray to exactly match the complex shape or size of a tumour.This advanced technology allows us to deliver high doses to the cancer tumour and reduce the side effects of radiation on human body.
 
The machine has the unique ability to deliver thousands of beamlets travelling in a straight line or in tangents. It confers the advantage of being able to deliver recommended radical doses of radiotherapy, even to tumours that are closely situated near critical organs.

The advanced in- built CT scanner present in the machine gives the advantage of imaging the treatment area on a daily basis, which helps the technologists to make any necessary on table adjustments, prior to the delivery of radiation, to correct any shifts or movements.

The machine then delivers radiation in a slice-by-slice manner to the tumour. This is a unique feature of Helical Tomotherapy and cannot be achieved by using any other radiotherapy machine available in this day and age.

Tomotherapy H can be used as definitive mode of treatment in newly diagnosed cancer, post operatively to reduce the risk of loco regional recurrence. 

True Beam 
The TrueBeam radiotherapy system is an advanced medical linear accelerator fully-integrated for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. TrueBeam designed to treat cancer cells with enhanced speed and accuracy. TrueBeam treats cancer like lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, head & neck cancer etc. With this advancer radiotherapy machine not only treat quickly, but also deliver highly precise dose.
 
Brachytherapy
Brachytherapy  is a one type of radiation therapy procedure that involves placing radioactive material inside your body to treat cancer. Its also called internal radiation.
Brachytherapy may cause fewer side effects than does external beam radiation and the overall treatment time is usually shorter with brachytherapy.

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