Ms. Priyanka Chopra launched NOVALIS – TX, a stereotactic radiosurgery equipment - The first of its kind in India & also in the region at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Centre.
Mumbai, 16th August 2009: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, one of the largest private sector Multi-specialty hospital on Sunday launched the region and also the country's first stereotactic radio surgery equipment – Novalis TX. Novalis TX is a revolutionary Non Invasive, Image Guided and Precise surgery equipment that takes 3D images of the tumor before and during the procedure, then High density precisely directed radiation beams are guided to the tumor while sparing the adjacent tissues.
This ensures better tumor control, better survival rates and lesser side effects.
At a dose rate of 1000MU per minute, Novalis Tx is the most powerful RadioSurgery system available offering fast treatment – in minutes. The versatile spectrum of treatment options for cranial and extra-cranial indications like Tumors of spine, lung, liver and prostate lesions, benign and malignant lesions, Brain metastases, Arteriovenous malformations and Functional lesions among others.
Dr. Anandh Balasubramaniam, Dr Abhaya Kumar(Neurosurgeons), Dr Kaustav Talapatra – Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Rajesh Mistry-Oncosurgeon and Mr. Dayanand Sharma-Radiation Physicist are the expert team of doctors at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital who will be assisting the patients with Novalis Tx care.
Mrs Tina Ambani was present at the unveiling & Launch of Novalis TX
Novalis Tx represents a new standard in radiosurgery, offering advanced technologies that deliver highly precise, fast treatment.
Managing time in a fast-paced world is a challenge and to manage a disease would be a Herculean task. But when we have the right tools, it certainly is obtainable. Novalis Tx is non-invasive, outpatient procedure that lasts just 15 to 20 minutes, rather than hours as it offers one of the highest dose rates available of 1,000 MU per minute, penetrating deeper to treat tumors previously considered inoperable. Novalis Tx incorporates a powerful linear accelerator, which rotates around the patient to deliver treatment beams and hits only the tumor or lesion (protecting the healthy tissue by only targeting the tumor or lesion) from anywhere in the body virtually from any angle. Thereby allowing the patient to get back to work the very next day of the treatment.
Prolonged treatment times can affect patient comfort and treatment accuracy. Fast treatment reduces the likelihood of patient or tumor movements, which can impact overall accuracy. In addition to offering one of the industry's fastest treatment times, Novalis Tx continuously tracks patient and tumor motion and automatically adjusts the beam of radiation to maintain the highest possible level of treatment accuracy.
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