MAHKOTA MEDICAL CENTRE UNVEIL TOMOTHERAPY VIA RADIXACT X7
DEC 4, 2019 @ 4.47PM
Mahkota Medical Centre (“MMC”) launched Tomotherapy via the Radixact X7 – one of the most advanced forms of radiotherapy available in the country, in a ceremony officiated by Dr Lee Boon Chye the Deputy Minister of Heath.
The Radixact X7 offers image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT). It combines precise 3-D imaging from computerised tomography (CT scanning) with highly targeted radiation beams to deliver radiation with extreme precision to eliminate cancer cells while minimising damage to surrounding tissues hence lowering the risk of side effects, pain and complications.
MMC is the first hospital to install and offer Radixact X7 treatment in the country. With the introduction of this new cancer treatment, MMC’s Cancer Centre is now the most comprehensive cancer centre in the Southern Region.
Dr Chong Kwang Jeat, the hospital’s Clinical Head of Oncology explained that the Radixact X7 is particularly useful in addressing breast cancer, prostate cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer and multi-lesion cases. The machine is also able to perform total marrow irradiation.
MMC is the first private hospital in Melaka to offer cancer treatment in 1994. Since then, more than 200,000 cancer patients have been treated. The hospital’s one-stop Cancer Centre offers comprehensive screening, detection, treatment, rehabilitation, psychosocial counselling and post treatment aesthetic care and support.
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