A UNIQUE ONCOCENTER OPENS IN KIROVOHRAD
Ukrainian Tomotherapy Center (UTC) opened in Kirovohrad. The center specializes in cancer prevention, early diagnostic and treatment.
Tomotherapy is a know-how radiation therapy type Ukraine has ever experienced. New system allows treating small and big tumors, single and multiple tumors in one or several organs bringing required radiation dose to each target.
The center opened due to cooperation of Kirovohrad Oblast and Slovak company 'DSM Holding' (foreigners contributed above $250 million). Such companies as "Accuray" (USA), "Elekta" (Sweden) and "Toshiba" (Japan) supported the project.
The Center consists of radiodiagnosis department (computerized tomography scanner "Aquilion", MPT "Vantage TITAN 1,5T" and Ultra Sound Device Арііо А 500" with elastography function), treatment department (two ultra-modern linear accelerators), consultative department (it will be supervised by the best oncologists of German and Polish Clinics) and chemotherapy department (day patient facility).
The Center capacity is about 200 patients a year. It employs more than 30 people: doctors, nurses, medical engineers (its work is being coordinated by experts from more than 10 countries: Germany, Poland, UK, Sweden, Georgia, Spain, Russia etc). The Center will treat both kids and adults. Every year more than 50 patients from Kirovohrad Oblast will get free cancer treatment in center. The Center has already provides free diagnostic for kids in order to detect oncopathology at early stages. Free kids' treatment is planned from 2016.
UCT is equipped with modern and comfort wards.
In 2016 it is planned to launch educational center for doctors and medical physics.