Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited (CHSL) has acquired a series of state-of-the-art immobilisation devices and a Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) package to further enhance treatment and patient care at its TomoTherapy Centre in Colombo.
The company said these devices costing Rs 10.2 million, will help to reduce patient setup time and ensure exact daily positioning of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, thereby increasing the degree of precision achieved when directing radiation beams at tumours.
The immobilisation devices supplied by QFix, a world leader in radiotherapy patient positioning and immobilisation, headquartered in USA, include a Head & Neck Device that provides superior immobilisation for a variety of brain and head and neck radiotherapy treatments, a Pelvis System that provides easy and accurate positioning for targeting pelvic organs such as in the treatment of prostate cancer and a Breast-board System – a robust mechanism that provides precise daily positioning and prevents collapse of the breast.
While the Stereotactic Radio Surgery (SRS) immobilisation device will be used to treat small brain tumours such as acoustic neuromas, the abdominal and pelvic immobilisation device will be used for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to reduce thoracic and abdominal tumour motion during hypofractionated radiation treatment for small or moderate sized tumours of the lung, abdomen and pelvis.
“This investment reflects our commitment to offer the highest possible quality and precision in radiation treatment in Sri Lanka,” CHSL Chairman R. Renganathan said. “With the TomoTherapy Centre we have broken new ground in cancer treatment in our country, and the acquisition of key accessories of this nature will make an important difference to patients.”
He explained that new technologies and processes have allowed for advances in patient positioning. Indexed immobilisation allows clinicians to enhance treatment effectiveness and maximise clinical efficiency. When the same patient positioning system and couch are used in simulation and in the treatment room, it is possible to ensure identical patient setups between simulation and treatment.
In addition to precise patient positioning, indexed immobilisation can significantly reduce the length of treatment sessions by reducing patient movement and by standardising the placement and set-up of immobilisation devices.
The Ceylinco TomoTherapy Centre is the second radiation oncology unit set up in Sri Lanka by Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. It is equipped with the latest TomoHD™ treatment system from Accuray Inc. (USA), the global pioneer in the field of TomoTherapy and operates alongside CHSL’s first radiation treatment unit, which opened in September 2007 with Sri Lanka’s first Linear Accelerator (Linac).
TomoTherapy is an integrated, advanced form of 3-dimensional 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.Read more
A comprehensive, literally head-to-toe medical check for diabetes and associated health complications is to be offered at an unbeatable concessionary rate throughout May by the Ceylinco Diabetes Centre to celebrate its 11th anniversary.
Comprising of a series of blood, urine and other diagnostic tests, physical examinations and an assessment by a doctor, the anniversary package also entitles the purchaser to several free checks and discounts, the Centre said.
Offered at a discount of 25 per cent, the package includes medical consultation and a complete physical examination and tests such as Body Mass Index (BMI), Visual Acuity, Fasting Blood Sugar, HbA1C, Full Blood Count, Lipid Profile, Urine Full Report, Urine for Microalbumin, Serum Creatinine & GFR, ECG, SGPT, and a discussion of the reports with a medical officer.
In addition, visitors who obtain the package will receive a free Total Foot Assessment for vascular and neurological complications, an eye test, a dental check-up and a book on diabetes control, and also be entitled to a 40 per cent discount on the purchase of a Glucometer from the Centre.
“It has been established beyond any doubt that diabetes is on the rise in Sri Lanka. The first step in making the necessary lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes or to effectively manage the condition, is to have a comprehensive assessment of one’s risk of becoming a diabetic, or, in the case of a diabetic, to check on the degree of control and the progress of complications,” said Dr Charuky Weerasuriya, Chief Medical Officer at the Ceylinco Diabetes Centre. “This package has been carefully designed to make a truly definitive assessment of all these aspects.”
Packages can be obtained by visiting the Centre at Park Street, Colombo 2, on prior appointments made over phone number 0112490290 the Centre said.
Established 11 years ago this May, the Ceylinco Diabetes Centre is a ground-breaking unit of Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd., (CHSL) a subsidiary of Ceylinco Life, the country’s leading life insurer. The Centre is the most advanced stand-alone private facility of its kind in Sri Lanka. CHSL also owns and manages the two of the country’s most advanced private radiation facilities for the treatment of cancer.Read more
The Ceylinco Healthcare Centre has announced it will offer free consultations with doctors and special cancer screening packages at concessionary rates in October, the month universally dedicated to promote breast cancer awareness.
A free consultation with doctors will be available from the 1st to 15th of October for women over 40 years of age, while a special health screening package with a breast cancer risk assessment as well as breast cancer screening packages for women either side of 40 will be available at the centre throughout the month, the Centre said.
The package for women below 40 years includes a breast scan, breast cancer risk assessment, complete physical examination and a consultation with an in-house medical officer, while the package for women above 40 years will comprise of the same tests plus a mammogram. The discounted rate for the package offered to women below 40 years is Rs.2000. The package for women over 40 years will cost Rs. 5750.
Dr. Charuky Weerasuriya, the Senior Medical Officer at the Ceylinco Healthcare Centre said: “Breast cancer is one of the commonest cancers among females in our country. Screening for breast cancer at an early stage helps effective treatment and reduces the risk of a life threatening situation.”
Ceylinco Healthcare Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for the detection and treatment of cancer. Visitors undergo screening or treatment in a comfortable non-hospital atmosphere.
The Centre also offers moral support to cancer patients through a cancer support group, a team of professionally trained caregivers who assist cancer patients on a one-to-one basis.
The team at the Centre’s Breast Care Unit comprises of doctors, radiologists, a pathologist, breast surgeons, oncologists, nurses, radiographers and customer service staff. Located at Park Street, Colombo 02, the Centre offers services ranging from history-based risk assessment to clinical examination, mammography, ultrasound investigation as well as multi-modal treatment options.
The Ceylinco Healthcare Centre is a ground-breaking project of Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd., (CHSL) a subsidiary of Ceylinco Life, the country’s leading life insurer.Read more
The Ceylinco Diabetes Centre will offer a 25 per cent discount on a comprehensive diabetes screening package as well as a host of other benefits including free tests and gifts throughout May 2014, to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Centre.
Those who obtain the discounted comprehensive diabetes screening package will also receive a free Foot Assessment, free vision assessment test, free Dental Check and a free gift pack, the Centre said.
In addition, they will also have the opportunity to purchase a Glucometer, which is used to test the blood glucose level, at a discount of 40 per cent.
The comprehensive screening package priced at Rs. 4,325 includes a consultation with and a complete physical examination by a doctor, computation of Body Mass Index (BMI), Check for Visual Acuity, Fasting Blood Sugar Test (FBS), HbA1C test, Full Blood Count, Lipid Profile, Urine Full Report, Urine for Micro Albumin test, Serum Creatinine test, GFR, SGPT and an ECG.
The centre will provide those who undergo screening with a detailed report based on the results of the tests. They will also be provided an opportunity to discuss their reports with a doctor at the Centre.
Dr. Charuky Weerasuriya, the Senior Medical Officer at the Ceylinco Diabetes Centre said: “Periodic check ups are an extremely important part of diabetes care. These check ups help patients to assess the quality of their diabetes management and the health of organs which are affected by the condition.”
All tests, consultations and treatment at the Ceylinco Diabetes Centre located at No: 60, Park Street, Colombo 2, take place in a comfortable non-hospital atmosphere. More information can be obtained by calling the Centre on 0112490290.
A highly specialised outpatient clinic for screening, detection and management of diabetes and its complications, the Centre conducts clinics in Diabetology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Vascular and Footcare, Diet and Nutrition. In addition there is an in-house Medical Laboratory and Diabetes shop which offers diabetic medications and other diabetes related products.Read more
Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd, the pioneer of cutting-edge technology in cancer treatment in Sri Lanka’s private healthcare sector, has announced that its new TomoTherapy Centre has treated 50 patients since its opening in October last year.
Among the patients treated at the TomoTherapy Centre were six Maldivian nationals, demonstrating the potential for attracting patients from countries in the region for advanced radiation treatment, the Centre said.
The 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.
“The TomoTherapy Centre is performing above even our own expectations,” CHSL Chairman R. Renganathan said. “While our principal objective was to offer Sri Lankans the latest technology in radiation treatment in their own country, it is clear that the services of the Centre will also benefit people in neighbouring countries.”
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 tumor 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 tumor 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). 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 with Sri Lanka’s first Linear Accelerator (Linac).
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. In its first five years of operation, the Ceylinco Healthcare Centre dispensed more than 10,000 cancer treatments encompassing linear accelerator treatments, brachytherapy, radioactive iodine treatments and chemotherapy.Read more