Patients at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz University Hospital benefit with system’s speed and precision for treating wide range of cancers
Most Versa HD treatments at KAUH are performed using the Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) technique, in which radiation therapy is delivered in one or more uninterrupted arcs, thereby reducing treatment time versus conventional step-and-shoot delivery. As the hospital’s clinicians gain more experience with the system, they plan to begin stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatments in early 2016.
“Our initial experience with Versa HD has been promising,” Prof. Bahadur says. “Saudi Arabia is using cutting-edge radiation therapy technology in the vast majority of the country’s centers. In our opinion this trend will continue, so we anticipate that demand for advanced technology will increase. KAUH is not only a patient-centered organization, but an academic institution as well. Therefore, we are looking forward to acquiring technology that is beneficial for our patients, in addition to sustainable partnerships for educating and training our students and young professionals.”
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