Dep of Radiotherapy – Vydehi institute of Medical Science and Research Centre

Radiation Oncology

Overview

The Department of Radiation Oncology commissioned the state-of-the-art machine, the laser guarded Image guided Radiation therapy (IGRT) and respiratory gating along with IMRT-the intensity modulated radiation therapy, one of its own in the Asia in 2007.This highly specialized department provides services to the treatment of Brain, Head and Neck, Thoracic, Abdominal, Genito-urinary and Extremity tumors. The facility was upgraded to VMAT (Volumetric modulated Arc Therapy- Rapid Arc) in February 2013.

The second linear accelerator machine, Versa HD -Stereotactic Precision Radiotherapy unit (Triple F) was inaugurated on 6th February 2017. Featuring high precision beam shaping and tumor targeting, Versa HD is designed with new capabilities to provide a faster and more accurate treatment for a wider range of cancers. Versa HD offers both conventional and stereotactic treatments. Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) are important alternatives to invasive surgery, especially for patients who are unable to undergo surgery and for tumors and abnormalities that are hard to reach and located close to vital organs.