Radiation Oncology or radiotherapy is one of the important modalities used in the treatment of cancer. A wide range of cancers can be treated with radiation therapy. In most cases, radiation therapy is coupled with surgery or chemotherapy for a better clinical outcome. It can be received as an outpatient care. Radiation therapy is a non-invasive or minimally invasive modality that uses high energy rays that destroys the DNA of cancer cells and thus resulting in death or slowing the growth of cancer cells. Advancements in the field of radiation oncology have made it possible for oncologists to treat various cancer types successfully without serious complications.
Technology and Services:
Considering the importance of radiation oncology in the fight against cancer, Balco Medical Centre has equipped itself with the best in-class equipment in entire Central India and offers the following services:
External Beam Radiation Therapy: State-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam system (Linear Accelerator) that integrates respiratory gating, onboard imaging and treatment delivery enabling a range of treatment techniques such as:
High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy: Using GammaMedplus iX (24-Channels) involves the use of radioactive sources that are either implanted into the tumour (interstitial brachytherapy) or placed near it, generally in a body cavity (intracavitary brachytherapy) enabling precise treatment.
Availability of TrueBeam and GammaMedplus iX makes us a full-fledged Radiation Oncology Department. The Department has been networked to CT, MRI, SPECT CT and PET CT and our proficient doctors can fuse these images to accurately target the smallest of the tumours while sparing surrounding normal organs.
The department has a complete team of highly trained & experienced Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists, Technologists, Nursing and supporting Staff who are providing comprehensive care and treatment.