FFF dose rates of higher beam will reduce time for treatment
Ahmedabad: Cancer care specialist HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd has become the first in India to introduce Flattening Free Filter (FFF) Mode technology. The technology is introduced for the patients diagnosed with prostate cancer at HCG Cancer Center in the city.
Dr.Vivek Bansal, Director, Radiation Oncology, HCG Cancer Center Ahmedabad, said, With FFF dose rates of 2400 (as compared to 600 or below in filtered beam) the beam on time gets reduced by one third to one fourth. This probably is the biggest add-on as of today adding to patients comfort and minimizes the effect of movement during treatment or during respiration also. The treatment time in delivering doses will come down from minutes to seconds. The high doses are delivered with precision and accuracy not affecting the normal tissues and thereby reducing the chances of secondary cancers, and optimizing medical outcomes.
Dr. Bharath Ghadvi, CEO, HCG Cancer Center Ahmedabad, said, The introduction of FFF is to ensure precision and quality of life to the patients.”