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Cancer cases are rising alarmingly in India. This medical condition is commonly found at a relatively late stage, which makes treatment more difficult, costly, and likely to have negative after-effects. Considering the current state of cancer in India, it is important that we endeavour to build a comprehensive and economic infrastructure for cancer care that is located near the community to provide simple access for everyone. Healthcare professionals and researchers worldwide are diligently attempting to identify newer and more effective treatment alternatives to combat this problem.
One technological advancement that is helping doctors and significantly simplifying life for cancer patients is “TrueBeam Linac”. The TrueBeam Radiation system was designed with the patient’s ease and comfort in mind during the treatment. Patients can recover with TrueBeam with the least number of radiation treatments. The radiation oncology departments at a few top hospitals in India now use a cutting-edge linear accelerator, the TrueBeam Linac System.
The medical linear accelerator TrueBeam radiation system was created by Varian Medical Systems. It offers a precise image-guided stereotactic radiosurgery and radiation system treating tumours & lesions in various body areas, including lungs, head, neck and breasts. TrueBeam radiotherapy devices are made up of two major parts:
To ensure radiation protection, the beam-producing equipment is placed in a vault in healthcare facilities, while the control panel that runs the device software is put outside the treatment area.
There are three basic phases to treatment with TrueBeam:
Planning the Treatment: 3D pictures of the tumour and surrounding areas are collected during treatment planning. These pictures will assist doctors in verifying the anatomy of the tumour and developing a personalised radiation therapy plan.
Treatment Preparation: A treatment prep session will be held before each radiation therapy session, which will include patient positioning using specially moulded devices, identifying the treatment region with permanent ink, and setting up other parameters to guarantee exact radiation delivery.
Radiation Treatment: The radiation doses are supplied at regulated levels for a certain amount of time as per the treatment plan. The TrueBeam STx linear accelerator spins around the patient while giving the radiation beams during the session. TrueBeam’s innovative technology assists radiologists in minimising harm to healthy tissues around the patient.
Quicker Treatment – A difficult radiosurgery usually takes 30-60 minutes; however, with TrueBeam Linac, a full session takes 5 – 20 minutes, based on the individual diagnosis. This lowers the possibility of tumour movement during therapy, which protects neighbouring healthy tissue and vital organs.
Precision – Because of the sophisticated structure of the TrueBeam technology, accuracy is assessed in millimetre increments. Throughout the treatment, the TrueBeam system synchronises imaging, patient positioning, motion management, and dosage administration, completing accuracy checks every ten milliseconds.
Imaging – TrueBeam imaging technology instantly generates 3-D pictures for fine-tuning tumour targeting while utilising 25% less X-ray dosage than previous systems.
There aren’t many negative effects associated with this therapy. However, they may develop during the second or third week of treatment. The majority of adverse effects are connected to the treatment location. The patients may have mild to moderate sunburn-like skin discomfort. The doctor can treat these short-lived adverse effects by providing medication and proper post-treatment care.
The most common negative effect reported by patients is fatigue. Even when the condition is severe, people may have symptoms for a few days. In addition, some patients believe that the radiation will cause the development of another cancer. The chances of this happening are extremely minimal, and the various benefits of this system clearly exceed the after-effects.
The network of cancer hospitals in India is something to be proud of. These hospitals are highly advanced and have the cutting-edge infrastructure to serve patients from all around the world. Some of the top and most well-known cancer specialists or oncologists in the world are linked with these Indian healthcare facilities. These cancer experts are extremely informed about cancer and stay up to date on the newest advances in the field.
These experts have extensive training and several years of experience, not only on national but also on worldwide platforms. As a result, it is quite easy for these professionals to deal with the most sophisticated and tough cancer types with maximum simplicity and meticulousness.
With all of these excellent features, including the TrueBeam Linac, India is on its path to being the world leader in offering the most advanced Cancer cure to people all over the world.
Director – Metro Cancer Institute
Metro Heart Institute with Multispecialty, Faridabad
For More visit : https://www.metrohospitalfaridabad.com/doctor/dr-sumant-gupta/