The Minister announced that Government will acquire state-of-the-art equipment namely digital colposcopy machines for treatment of cervical cancer, a Cobalt machine
for radiotherapy, a brachytherapy machine for cancer of the cervix and endoscopy equipment for detection of intestinal cancer.
Queen Giovanna University Hospital in the capital Sofia has installed a RapidArc-equipped Clinac iX linear accelerator to replace a cobalt machine installed in 1964.
Our new machine is replacing a very old cobalt machine and we are now able to make big advances from radiotherapy treatments of the 1970s to the most modern available," says Professor Tatiana Hadjieva, M.
There are appropriate treatment planning and record and verify solutions to complement many clinical workflows, whether you want to simply move forward from a cobalt machine
or add an external multi-leaf collimator system to complement a department which already has accelerators for standard conformal and IMRT -- all available today for an entry-level investment from Elekta.
I'd like to remind you that while we're busy playing with our technology trying to get tiny gains, 55 countries in Africa don't even have a cobalt machine
The high quality cobalt machine
is designed to easily produce perfect cigarettes," says Armstrong.
There are fewer than 400 radiotherapy machines in India and almost half of these are outdated cobalt machines
For many years, Turkey's radiotherapy infrastructure consisted of older Cobalt machines
and only about 40 linear accelerators for a population of 70 million people.
Up to now, the NICRH has had to deliver radiotherapy treatments using dated cobalt machines that have limited capabilities.
With the cobalt machines we have had to be very careful about skin reaction and we have not been able to effectively treat deep-seated tumors.