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Breast Cancer Patient First in Latin America to Receive Treatment Using Elekta VMAT Planned with Monaco Software

Fri, 07/02/2010 - 6:35am
Bio-Medicine.Org

MONTERREY, Mexico and ATLANTA, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A 64-year-old female patient with mediastinal metastasis recently became the first in Latin America to receive Elekta VMAT radiotherapy treatment enhanced with Monaco® planning software. Using the arc-based Elekta VMAT delivery method, Monaco displays how the radiation dose should be applied — its distribution and strength on the target. The result is a therapy that not only is rapid, but also fine-tuned to treat cancer and avoid healthy tissues.

The patient completed her five Elekta VMAT treatment sessions at OCA Hospital, each of which lasted less than five minutes*. The largest private medical center in Mexico, OCA Hospital is the fifth center in the world to utilize the combined radiation therapy planning and delivery solution.

Since, OCA Hospital has

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