Jalandhar hospital introduces new cancer therapy machine

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 30, 2015 20:05 IST

Jalandhar-based Capitol Hospital, a 300-bedded multi-super-speciality hospital, on Thursday announced offering radiotherapy cancer treatment with state of the art TrueBeam. It is a 6-D radiotherapy system that treats a patient with comfort.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, chairman of Capitol Hospital Dr CS Pruthi said there were only a couple of TrueBeam machines in the country. “The machine at our hospital will be beneficial for patients of the region,” he said.

He said what sets TrueBeam apart is its accuracy and precision on the part which has to be given radiation. This machine is able to take the shape of the tumour, thus sparing the healthy tissues around. This system is able to enhance the treatment process with shorter duration, thus making it faster in comparison to other conventional equipment, he added.

He said the machine enables a doctor to treat with sub-millimetre accuracy, with other complementary features such as flexible dose rate, 6-D couch etc to provide healing cure at minimum patient discomfort.

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