Private Hospital Group in Spain Expands Radiotherapy Capabilities with
Country's First Elekta Versa HD System
MADRID, Oct. 24, 2013
MADRID, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --HM Hospitales, a private hospital group
in Spain, anticipates treating its first patients with Elekta's Versa HD™
system in 2015. Versa HD, to be sited in the group's sixth hospital, isan
advanced radiation treatment system designed to enhance the management of
cancer care and treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body. The most
sophisticated linear accelerator on the market, Elekta's Versa HD is a single
system capable of delivering conventional therapies for an expansive range of
indications commonly seen in the clinic, while also permitting treatment of
complex cancers that require exceptional targeting accuracy.
"Versa HD will allow us to treat patients with the most modern radiation
therapy techniques, from traditional treatments to radiosurgery procedures,"
says Juan Abarca Cidon, M.D., general manager of HM Hospitales. "We will use
Versa HD for virtually all cancer pathologies located throughout the body. The
system's High Dose Rate mode and ultra-fast and precise Agility™ beam shaping
capabilities also will improve the speed with which we can deliver therapy,
which will improve patient comfort through shorter treatment times."
The new medical center, Hospital HM Universitario Puerto del Sur, will be
connected to the hospital group's first radiation oncology department – Clara
Campal Comprehensive Cancer Center at HM Sanchinarro – via Elekta's MOSAIQ®
Oncology Information System (OIS). MOSAIQ replaces the Siemens LANTIS OIS that
had been in use at the cancer center.
"The Puerto del Sur clinic will serve an area of approximately one million
inhabitants in the area south of Madrid," Dr. Cidon says. "It is important
that we provide cancer patients in Mostoles and the wider region with access
to the very latest treatment technology."
For more information, visit www.VersaHD.com.
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