Friday, February 20, 2009

Germany purchases a second cyberknife

from the IV MB:

>>German purchases a second cyberknife

*** translated from German ***

Surgery without a scalpel

Cancer patients may soon high level of comfort in Güstrow enjoy
Güstrow, 13.01.2009

The completely pain-free treatment with Cyber Knife is worldwide in more than 150 centers and has approximately 50,000 people have hopes fulfilled.

In Germany, with Cyber Knife until now only in a Munich center worked. Alternative to conventional surgery with scalpel, anesthesia, wounds and bloody action, the Munich Radio surgeons have very many patients without the usual dangers and risks associated with the beaming robot can handle. The expansion of treatment capacity does not, to even more people as quickly as possible to be able to help.

The decision for the next CyberKnife center of Germany has liked few days ago. It is in Rostock in Güstrow adjacent to the hospital and are already in 2009 first patient can absorb.

Specifically for the application of this highly innovative cancer therapy emerged Cyber Knife Center Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH builds the center in the coming months for more than 8 million euros. These investments are necessary for the building, its equipment and robotics. Under the guidance of a highly reputable radiation therapist, the skills necessary for dealing with radiation Robotic technology has to be physicists and medical technical assistants to the wellbeing of cancer patient care. Cyber Knife-Manager Mrs. Viola Völzer promises for approximately 450 patients per year capacity in the center. In close cooperation with the hospital CMM, the university hospitals in Rostock and Greifswald as well as with the tumor centers in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, everything done to the Cyber Knife appropriate to treat patients optimally.

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