Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd, the pioneer of cutting-edge technology in cancer treatment in Sri Lanka’s private healthcare sector, reached a significant milestone when it completed the treatment of the 100th patient at its TomoTherapy Centre which opened in October 2013.
The Centre has also done the first Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) treatment in Sri Lanka in this period, demonstrating its capability to provide comprehensive radiation solutions.
The Ceylinco TomoTherapy Centre is the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka and offers a new dimension in high precision image - guided radiation therapy for the treatment of many forms of cancer.
“We are pleased that our investment to provide Sri Lankans with world class cancer treatment facilities in their own country has been an unqualified success,” said CHSL Chairman Mr. R. Renganathan. “Our Linear Accelerator and TomoTherapy unit represent the most advanced treatment techniques available in this country in the sphere of radiation oncology.”
The Ceylinco Radiation Treatment Unit which introduced the Linear Accelerator to Sri Lanka, has treated more than 2,600 patients over the past seven years.
TomoTherapy is an integrated, advanced form of 3-dimentional image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Because a patient’s anatomy can change from day-to-day, image guided radiation therapy helps doctors make immediate adjustments to allow for tumour movement or shrinkage, weight loss and other changes.
The TomoTherapy system allows clinicians to see what they plan to treat immediately prior to beginning each treatment fraction and ensures that the tumour will not be under-dosed, and that radiation exposure to surrounding tissue will be minimised.
The TomoTherapy Centre is the second radiation oncology unit set up by Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL) in Sri Lanka. It is equipped with the latest TomoHDTM treatment system from Accuracy Inc. (USA), the global pioneer in the field of TomoTherapy. It operates alongside CHSL’s first radiation treatment unit, opened in September 2007.
Both radiation treatment facilities are located in close proximity, at Park Street, Colombo 2; the TomoTherapy Centre at No 70, and the Linear Accelerator unit at No 60.
Besides the two radiation treatment units, Ceylinco Healthcare Services owns and operates the Ceylinco Healthcare Centre and the Ceylinco Diabetes Centre, also at Park Street, Colombo 2, offering comprehensive screening, diagnostic services and medical care.