AIIMS-Bhubaneswar to have 2nd LINAC machine by Jan next year


Bhubaneswar, September 12: The process for installation of second dual energy linear accelerator (LINAC) started in the Radiation Oncology Department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneawar on Monday for the convenience of cancer patients.

According to a statement issued by the AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, with addition of the second LINAC, the patient waiting time will be shorter and the quality of treatment will be higher. The machine will be fitted with attachments for performing all kinds of modern age radiotherapy like SBRT, SRS, SRT, IMRT, IGRT and all kind of Adaptive Radiotherapy, it said.

“Also the treatment Planning System shall be connected to MRI and PET machine through PACS and the radiation treatment shall be done after fusion of all images in order to avoid normal tissue damage and deliver higher radiation dose to the tumor,” it added.

The machine installation process began at the bunker site with the AIIMS Executive Director Prof. Asutosh Biswas breaking the coconut in the presence of Radiation Oncology Department head Prof. Dillip Kumar Parida, faculty members, staff and students.

The work is expected to be completed by January 2023 and the machine will be clinical after getting approval from Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Mumbai.

In 2021, the Radiation Oncology Department has provided clinical service to more than 25,000 cancer patients in form of Chemo, Radiation, Pain and Palliative therapy.

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