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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

Our center is the reference center specialized in oncology performing the latest treatment protocols and supporting the individual treatment with physical and social aspects by virtue of the cutting-edge technological equipment as well as physicians and health professionals.

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Prof. Ufuk Abacıoğlu

Head of Oncology Department

Dr. Nesrin Aslan

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

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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Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

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Prof. Eitan Friedman

Director and founder of the Suzanne Levy-Gertner Oncogenetics Unit

Prof. Zvi Symon

Director, Radiation Oncology Department

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital not only provides early diagnosis programs for cancer, but also offers a private treatment plan by combining the experience of the physicians and operation team with all the facilities of advanced technology.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and research of tumors in patients to ensure optimal outcomes across a broad spectrum of diagnoses.

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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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Hospital Quirón Marbella

Hospital Quirón Marbella incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best.

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Dr. Arturo Aboal Seijas

Oncology - Head of Service

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Koc University Hospital

Our comprehensive cancer program consists of specialized physicians, cancer nurses, psycho-oncologists and patient care coordinators who work together to provide the best available care to our cancer patients and their families in a caring environment.

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Hospital Quirón Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quirón Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Clinica La Luz

Our objective is the comprehensive care of the cancer patient through the use of the most current resources to fight cancer.

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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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