RSCM Opens Tomotherapy, Latest Tool for Cancer Therapy
To fight cancer there are three commonly used therapeutic methods namely surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Each method is used with a combination to achieve the best results. However, sometimes there are cases of cancer that even been ‘hit’ by the three methods are still difficult to recover. Can be because of cancer cells that have been widespread or could also because the position of cancer is difficult to reach such as in the area of the head. Related to this Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM) inaugurated new services with tomotherapy tool. In essence the tool is an advanced radiotherapy tool that has high accuracy, wide range, and shorter processing time than ordinary radiotherapy equipment.
Head of RSCM Radiology Department Prof Dr dr Soehartati, SpRad (K), Onk Rad, said his hope with the presence of tomotherapy will be more patients who can be treated. In a day RSCM tomotherapy tool can handle up to 40 patients and its speed is about two times faster than ordinary radiotherapy equipment. “” A simple example with this tool we can illuminate only the bones of the head while the tissue inside is not exposed. While the usual radiotherapy equipment will be exposed to radiation. Kan in the head of the brain, the most important organ in human life, “” said Prof Soehartati when met at RSCM, Jakarta, Wednesday (21/12/2016). Also read: About Ewing’s sarcoma, Loly Viral Beautiful Disease in Instagram Director General of Disease Control and Prevention (P2P) of the Ministry of Health, Dr. HM Subuh on the same occasion, said that for now only RSCM serves Tomotherapy. In the future maybe some more hospitals can follow when the preparation is ripe. “” Gradually of course we will increase in terms of the number of these services. But the facilities are qualified in the sense of having human resources, technological capabilities, and other carrying capacity is in RSCM, “” said dr Subuh. “” Of course, it is necessary preparation. RSCM alone that so many human resources need about eight years to prepare it, “” he concluded. Read also: Recognize, Therapy That Can Overcome Pain Cancer Patients
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