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Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Abroad

A list of leading international hospitals offering Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy to international patients.

Neolife Oncology Center

A modern dedicated Oncology center equipped with advanced technologies and treatment modules such as the TrueBeam Radiotherapy device and PET-CT scanners. Neolife team consists of 20 Oncologists and a supporting staff of 40.

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Prof. Ufuk Abacıoğlu

Head of Oncology Department

Dr. Nesrin Aslan

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

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Rambam Medical Center

The Oncology Institute at Rambam Health Care Campus is a multi-disciplinary center for cancer treatment. It is certified by the European Society for Clinical Oncology (ESMO) as an integrated center for cancer treatment and support services, and is the only institute of its kind in Northern Israel.

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Dr. David Kakiashvili

Urologic Oncologist

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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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Klinik Hirslanden & Klinik Im Park

Oncology is the study of a variety of tumours, namely the various cancers that can affect a human being. The word 'cancer' covers approximately 150 variations of one disease, the characteristic of which is the uncontrolled division of cells of an organ or tissue.

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Prof. Tushar Chatterjee

Internal Medicine Specialist, Oncologist

Prof. Andreas Trojan

Internal Medicine Specialist, Medical Oncologist

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Koc University Hospital

Koc University Hospital’s Health Sciences Campus spans over an area of 220.000 m2 and serves with 404 Rooms, 73 Intensive Care Units, 12 Operating Rooms and 14 Intervention Rooms to provide healthcare services with its innovative approach and dynamic team at North American standards.

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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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Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai offers world class and advanced facilities and services in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and international patients. This 2000-bedded facility which is Halal and NABH certified, is one of India's top healthcare destination.

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Dr. Marinee Torres Aguilar

Medical Oncology

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Faruk Köse

OB-GYN, Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Specialist

Prof. Dr. Seniye Sema Anak

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Specialist

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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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About Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy

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 Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy?

Volumetric modulated arc therapy is new technology introduced in 2007 that delivers treatment with accuracy and speed. It is a novel radiation technique, which can achieve highly dose distributions with accurate target volume hence reducing the risks to normal tissues. The volumetric modulated arc therapy has the potential to reduce treatment delivery time when compared to the intensity modulated radiotherapy.

The volumetric modulated arc therapy can deliver the entire dose to the tumor in a 360-degree rotation in a small amount of time. It uses special computer software and an advanced linear accelerator to deliver the treatment much faster than previously possible. It incorporates the use of an algorithm that ensures treatment is done with precision to spare the health tissue surrounding that area.

Currently, there are several volumetric modulated arc therapy systems all with different names. They include:

  • Rapidarc radiotherapy technology
  • Varian
  • SmartArc
  • Elekta volumetric modulated arc therapy

Advantages of the volumetric modulated arc therapy

  • Better dose distributions than the intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Has a high speed and accurate delivery of dose to the cancerous tumors hence decreased treatment time
  • Potential for improved optimization due to increased number of beam directions
  • The VMAT leads to increase monitor unit (MU) hence treatment is faster
  • Minimizes exposure to the surrounding healthy tissues
  • Its delivery system enables oncologists to treat tumors adjacent to critical body structures

How the Volumetric modulated arc therapy works

  • Radiation is delivered only to the affected area. This is accomplished by the radiation machine which rotates around the affected area of the patient and delivering focused beams of radiation. The intensity and of the beam changes as the machine rotates
  • 3D imaging is used to ensure accuracy of the procedure and also to allow the radiation specialist to determine the tumor position and formulate the right treatment plan.
  • Sophisticated monitoring tools are used to enhance precision by monitoring the patient in real time to ensure precise delivery of the dose.
  • During the Volumetric modulated arc therapy treatment the machine rotates delivering accurate beams of radiation to the cancer

Treatment planning

A team of radiation specialists and oncologists plan accurately the dose of radiation that better suits the patient. They decide on how many radiation beams to use and the angles they will be delivered from to ensure the complete eradication of the cancer.

Once the team is done with the initial planning, they calculate the dosage to be administered to that area and the treatment begins.

Which cancers does the volumetric modulated arc therapy treat?

This technique is used in treatment of cancers such as:

  • Liver Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gynecological cancer
  • Head and neck cancer

Side effects of the Volumetric modulated arc therapy technique

The Volumetric modulated arc therapy technique has very little exposure to the normal tissue hence the possibility of side effects are low. However, possibility of side effects is still possible. The side effects may include:

  • Tiredness
  • Skin irritation

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