|Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City yesterday (April 4) began using an advanced radiotherapy system Versa HD that improves treatment precision, productivity and efficiency. Photo Thu Hằng|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City yesterday began using an advanced radiotherapy system called Versa HD to improve treatment precision, productivity and efficiency.
The system, the most advanced radiotherapy in use in Việt Nam, is being used in the delivery of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in a conventional time slot, according to Nguyễn Trường Sơn, director of the hospital.
The system was funded with Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the Austrian government to support the upgrading of equipment and machines at the hospital’s oncology centre.
The centre provides treatment for 800 to 1,000 patients every day, resulting in patient overloading and long waiting times, which will be reduced with the new system.
Every year, there are 75,000 cancer-related deaths and around 150,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. HCM City has 5,000-6,000 new cases of cancer every year. — VNS