New robot to precisely treat cancer tumours
NEW DELHI: Treatment of tumours - both cancerous and others is going to be a lot easier now with robots at work. BLK Super-Specialty Hospital in the city has introduced a robotic system known as cyberknife. Doctors at the hospital claimed on Thursday that with this technology, high doses of radio therapy can be administered with pinpoint accuracy. The exposure of healthy tissues and healthy organs to radiation is also much reduced, claim doctors.
According to Dr S Hukku, Director of Radiation Oncology at the hospital, the robotic system can be used to treat tumour in the prostate, lungs, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidneys among others.
"The new technology is more accurate. It continuously tracks patient movement and confirms tumour location prior to beam delivery, which efficiently and effectively addresses the challenge of treating the most surgically complex tumours, including those that move with respiration, such as tumours inthe lungs and the pancreas," he said.
He added that the inoperable lesions such as lesions of involving the spine, lung or pancreas can be treated too.