VMS equips Vietnam hospital with radiotherapy systems
Da Nang Cancer Hospital in Vietnam has contracted with Varian Medical Systems to provide a radiotherapy system capable of delivering intensity-modulated radiotherapy treatments (IMRT) that precisely target tumours while minimising exposure of surrounding healthy tissues. The installation of the Varian IMRT system will be the first in central Vietnam.
The new facility includes a Clinac medical linear accelerator, VMS' Eclipse radiotherapy treatment planning software, as well as an Acuity imaging and simulation machine, that collectively provides the centre with the needs to offer patients IMRT. The Da Nang Cancer Hospital is a 500-bed charity hospital that serves patients in Da Nang and throughout central Vietnam. Hospital personnel expects the system will be operational and treating cancer patients sometime later this year. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), there are approximately 111,600 new cases of cancer in Vietnam annually, and approximately 82,000 deaths associated with the disease each year.