News | October 30, 2013

Private Hospital Group in Spain Expands Radiotherapy Capabilities with Country's First Elekta Versa HD System

HM hospitales spain radiation therapy elekta versa hd mosaiq
October 30, 2013 — 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, is a radiation treatment system designed to enhance the management of cancer care and treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body. It is a single-system linear accelerator 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," said Juan Abarca Cidon, M.D., general manager, 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, HM Sanchinarro — via Elekta's Mosaiq Oncology Information System (OIS). It will replace 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," said Cidon. "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: www.versahd.com, www.elekta.com
 

Related Content

Ohio State University to Open Region’s First Proton Therapy Facility

Image courtesy of The Ohio State University James Comprehensive Cancer Center

News | Proton Therapy | November 21, 2018
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research...
Immune Inflammatory Levels Linked to Disease-Free Survival in Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | November 19, 2018
Data from a validation study of a high-risk prostate cancer trial suggests that higher levels of pretreatment...
Merit Medical Completes Acquisition of Cianna Medical
News | Women's Health | November 14, 2018
Disposable device manufacturer Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the closing of a definitive merger agreement to...
Videos | ASTRO | November 08, 2018
ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the 
The Fujifilm FCT Embrace CT System displayed for the first time at ASTRO 2018.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
Fujifilm's first FDA-cleared compu...
This is the Siemens Magnetom Sola RT edition 1.5T MRI system optimized for radiation therapy displayed for the first time since gaining FDA clearance in 2018. It was displayed at the American Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 annual meeting. Read more about this system at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
This is the Siemens Magnetom Sola RT edition 1.5T MRI system optimized for...
GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at ASTRO 2018. It is a dedicated computed tomography (CT) scanner for radiation oncology
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
This is the GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at the ...
Proton Therapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors Has Favorable Cognitive Outcomes
News | Proton Therapy | November 06, 2018
Proton therapy treatment for pediatric brain tumor patients is associated with better neurocognitive outcomes compared...