TomoTherapy installs first Hi-Art system in Middle East

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The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH &RC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, reported that it has installed the Hi-Art treatment system from TomoTherapy.

The Hi-Art treatment system allows clinicians to acquire a CT image immediately, before daily treatment. Then, using the same equipment as used in imaging, the treatment team can deliver precise radiation in a continuous, 360-degree (helical) pattern, according to the Madison, Wis.-based company.

"We look forward to employing TomoTherapy treatment technology to benefit our patients in terms of minimization of dose to normal tissue and improvement of side-effect related outcomes," said Mohammad Al-Shabanah, MD, section head of radiation oncology at KFSH &RC. "One area of interest for us is the use of total marrow irradiation to support our large bone marrow transplant program."