Almaty introduces first digital oncology treatment installation in Central Asia
Kazakhstan became the first
country in Central Asia to use a digital innovative system for treating
oncological diseases. The therapy employs the method of pinpoint irradiation
for malignant tumors. Specialists can observe the entire procedure in
real-time. The system is fully integrated with a linear accelerator, allowing
precise targeting of neoplasms and automatically adjusting beam directions.
This significantly reduces the risk of damaging healthy tissues. The method is
applied to patients at both early and late stages of the disease. It is
noteworthy that such a system is utilized in leading cancer centers worldwide.
“This enables us to administer
high doses directly to the targeted tumor, without affecting healthy organ
tissues. At the same time, a significant dose is directed at the cancerous
tumor, destroying it, thereby increasing the duration and quality of life of
our patients. It's important to note that this represents a form of artificial
intelligence that assists specialists in detecting, recognizing, and precisely
targeting the cancerous tumor with a high dose,” Yevgeny Ishkinin, Head of the
Radiation Therapy Department at the Almaty Oncology Center, said.