February 25, 2009 - The Centre Oscar Lambret in Lille, France, has begun treating cancer patients using the TomoTherapy Hi·Art treatment system, which is the first of two Hi·Art treatment systems that Centre Oscar Lambret has ordered.
“The choice for TomoTherapy was guided by the need to offer IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy) treatment to our patients. Approximately 3,000 treatments are provided each year, with a high incidence of head and neck and pelvic or cervix tumors, so the choice was obvious. Furthermore, the IMRT delivered by TomoTherapy was the best option for us in order to implement rapidly a modern and very efficient technique. The need to distribute very accurate dose and reduce normal tissues morbidity has been a key criteria in our choice,” said Eric Lartigau, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Lille and chairman of the Radiation Oncology Department, director of research and co-operations at the Centre Oscar Lambret.
The second system will be installed later in 2009.
For more information: www.centreoscarlambret.fr