Radiotherapy (Oncology Radiation)

Radiation Oncology is the branch of cancer therapy which makes use of a high-energy radiation beam to target and destroy the cancer cells and stop their replication inside the body. Radiation therapy can be used alone or as an adjunct therapy along with surgery and chemotherapy for the management of cancer.

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Why Manipal?

  • The Department of Radiation Oncology consists of a highly qualified and experienced team of Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists and Radiation therapy technologists, backed by state-of-the-art equipment capable of delivering a precise dose of radiation accurately to the tumour with minimum damage to normal structures.
  • The department has upgraded its technology time to time and currently offering the entire range of radiation oncology service, including, 3D conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, IGRT, VMAT, SRS, SRT, SBRT, total body irradiation, brachytherapy-intracavitary and interstitial implants.

  • Patients with other comorbidities are treated under a single roof, as Manipal Hospitals Bangalore is one of the best hospitals offering multidisciplinary care not only in oncology but well supported by all super speciality departments and highly advanced diagnostic departments.

  • The department is one of the leading centres in the field of brachytherapy (insertion of radioactive implants in the tissue)

  • The department is equipped with the latest Elekta Infinity comprehensive image-guided radiation therapy system with volumetric modulated arc therapy VMAT, Varian GammaMed brachytherapy system, Philips Brilliance Big bore oncology four-dimensional CT Simulator, Varian Acuity conventional simulator, Philips ADAC Pinnacle treatment planning system, Varian Eclipse contouring workstation with brachytherapy planning.

 

Treatment & Procedures

Stereotactic body/ablative…

It is used for precise targeting of tumours in the lungs, spine, liver, neck, lymph node or other soft tissues. It makes use of 3D imaging to target high doses of radiation to the tumor in a short overall number of treatment days (usually 1 to 5 days treatment).

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Hypofractionated…

It is used as an adjunct therapy in early-stage breast cancer patients undergoing breast conservative surgery. As compared to conventional radiation therapy, this treatment requires fewer therapy sessions.

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Respiratory Active…

This technology provides non-invasive immobilisation of internal organs that are affected by breathing during treatment. It is useful for minimising the risk of radiation exposure to the heart during the treatment of left breast tumours.

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Image-guided Brachytherapy…

It makes use of advanced imaging technology for accurate, safe and effective placement of radioactive implants (intracavitary/interstitial implant) close to the cancer tissue. It is used alone or in combination with external radiotherapy.

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Image-guided radiation…

This technology is used to target tumours that move, such as the lungs, prostate, liver. Imaging (X-ray) is used along with radiation therapy to improve the precision and accuracy of radiation delivery.

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Eclipse contouring…

Our Hospital is equipped with efficient and advanced treatment planning tools that allow the Radiation Oncology in tailoring treatment as per individual patient need.

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Volumetric Modulated…

This technology is useful for delivering radiation therapy near sensitive body organs. The key advantages of this technology include high precision, faster treatment and also reduced risk of side-effects.

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Dedicated Big Bore…

4D CT simulation helps in knowing the movement of the tumour due to respiration. By using 4D CT simulator we can exactly know how much the tumour moves during respiration and give adequate margins to encompass the tumor while treating it with radiation.

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Intensity-modulated…

An advanced form of radiation oncology that makes use of computer-assisted technology to deliver precise radiation dose at a specific area. The radiation dose intensity can be varied throughout the treatment fields.

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Stereotactic Radiotherapy…

It is also employed for precise destruction of tumour cells in the brain and the spinal cord. As compared to SRS, it makes use of a series of radiation therapy over a shorter time.

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3D Conformal Radiotherapy…

An advanced form of cancer treatment where the radiation beams are focussed to match the exact shape of cancer to kill them precisely and avoid harm to surrounding normal healthy cells.

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery…

It involves a single radiation treatment to destroy small tumours in the brain or in the body.

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The Manipal Hospitals’ Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s Radiation Oncology wing incepted in 1992 is one of the first private radiation oncology centres in Bangalore. Manipal Hospital is the best hospital of Radiation therapy for Cancer in Bangalore having the best oncologists to provide the treatment and care you need.

Facilities & Services

  1. Elekta infinity linear accelerator: 3DCRT / IMRT/ IGRT/ VMAT/SRS/SRT/electrons

  2. Phillips big-bore brilliance radiotherapy planning CT scanner with 4 dimensional CT scan 

  3. Varian Eclipse contouring workstations  along with brachytherapy planning

  4. Phillips ADAC Pinnacle radiotherapy treatment planning system

  5. GammaMed high-dose-rate brachytherapy system - image-guided brachytherapy, intracavitary and interstitial implant brachytherapy

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