Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL), the pioneer of cutting-edge radiation therapy in Sri Lanka, has completed 200 patient treatments at its TomoTherapy Centre in Colombo, which marked its second anniversary in October this year.
The Centre broke new ground in Sri Lanka when it performed the first Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) treatment in the country in its first year of operation, and has now carried out five such treatments, demonstrating its capability to offer highly advanced radiation solutions.
The only one of its kind in Sri Lanka, the Ceylinco TomoTherapy Centre offers a new dimension in high precision image-guided radiation therapy for the treatment of many forms of cancer.
“Radiation treatment courses vary in duration from patient to patient. The successful completion of the treatment of 200 patients in two years is a notable achievement, because these patients would otherwise have travelled overseas for their TomoTherapy,” said CHSL Chairman Mr R. Renganathan. “Our investments to provide Sri Lankans with world class cancer treatment facilities in their own country have been fully justified.”
The Ceylinco Radiation Treatment Unit, also owned by CHSL, introduced the Linear Accelerator to Sri Lanka in September 2007 and had treated more than 2,950 patients with it by end October 2015. The Linear Accelerator, and TomoTherapy unit which followed, represent the most advanced treatment techniques available in Sri Lanka in the sphere of radiation oncology.
TomoTherapy is an integrated, advanced form of 3-dimentional image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Because a patient’s anatomy can change from day-to-day, image guided radiation therapy helps doctors make immediate adjustments to allow for tumour movement or shrinkage, weight loss and other changes.
The TomoTherapy system allows clinicians to see what they plan to treat immediately prior to beginning each treatment fraction and ensures that the tumour will not be under-dosed, and that radiation exposure to surrounding tissue will be minimised.
The Ceylinco TomoTherapy Centre is equipped with the latest TomoHDTM treatment system from Accuracy Inc. (USA), the global pioneer in the field of TomoTherapy.
Both CHSL’s radiation treatment facilities are located in close proximity, at Park Street, Colombo 2; the TomoTherapy Centre at No 70, and the Linear Accelerator unit at No 60.
Besides the two radiation treatment units, Ceylinco Healthcare Services owns and operates the Ceylinco Healthcare Centre and the Ceylinco Diabetes Centre, also at Park Street, Colombo 2, offering comprehensive screening, diagnostic services and medical care.