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Image Guided RadioSurgery in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain offering Image Guided RadioSurgery.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

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Clinica La Luz

The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.

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Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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About Image Guided RadioSurgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is image guided radiosurgery?

An image-guided surgery is a general term used for any surgical procedure where the surgeon uses tracked surgical instruments in conjunction with preoperative or intraoperative images, in order to indirectly guide the procedure. The image-guided radiosurgery treatment was developed to treat cancerous tumors with pinpoint accuracy.

In the image guided system, cameras and electromagnetic fields are used to capture and relay the patients’ anatomy to the surgical team. They are also used to guide the surgeon in his/her movement in relation to the patient during the surgery. The image-guided radiosurgery provides excellent functional and cosmetic preservation with minimal complication.

Different Radiosurgery Techniques

  • Gamma Knife
  • Accuracy (Cyberknife) - real-time tumor tracking
  • Linac Based (DUMC)

Advantages of Image Guided Radiosurgery

  • The surrounding healthy tissue is left intact
  • The treatment does not take long to complete
  • The image-guided radiosurgery treats hard to reach tumors
  • The treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure

Example of the image-guided

An example of the image-guided radiosurgery treatment is the Stereotactic radiosurgery. It is a form of radiation therapy that uses high-energy beams and focuses them on a small area of the body. This kind of treatment is usually delivered by use of the CyberKnife system. The CyberKnife System accurately destroys the cancerous tumors and lesions by incorporating the use of image-guided robots. This precision spares normal, healthy tissue whilst the higher dosage offers improved chances for cure from cancer

Benefits of the Cyberknife radiosurgery treatment

  • Uses software for image guidance in order to track and adjust the treatment for the patient or tumor movement.
  • Does not require extreme procedures, such as rigid head frames screwed into the patient’s skull, to keep the patient in place
  • CyberKnife treatment has unlimited reach to treat a broad range of tumors.
  • Its ability to treat tumors with pinpoint accuracy is unrivaled by any other radiosurgery treatments.
  • Tumors receive radiation from many angles hence minimizing damage to healthy tissues
  • Eliminates the risks that are related to surgery
  • Requires no recovery time
  • Requires minimal sedation and there is no pain after the procedure.

Steps taken during the planning of the Image guided radiosurgery using the CyberKnife technique

  • A CT scan is taken to the radiotherapy department
  • MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (Positron emission tomography) scans of the area to be exposed to radiation treatment.
  • The results of the scans are fed into the CyberKnife computer used in planning.
  • The CyberKnife Software then designs the radiation beams that resemble the tumor to ensure that healthy tissue is not exposed to the radiation
  • The skin is where the cancerous cells are marked to ensure only that area is treated during other sessions
  • Where the radiotherapy is happening to your neck and head, a plastic mask or mould will be worn during treatment.

Follow up after the treatment

Follow up after the surgery is required in order to monitor the tumor’s progress.

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