The Catharina hospital has purchased a new radiation device to be used for cancer treatment.
The new device is faster and more accurate, so that more healthy tissue can be preserved. It also means faster and fewer treatments in total for patients.
One special feature is the table on which the patient enters the device, which is fully rotatable. A built-in CT scanner can also determine the exact location of tumours before radiation treatment.
It is the hospital’s third new device, with two more planned. Around 3,300 patients undergo cancer treatment at the Catharina each year.
Translation: Nicola W