New radiotherapy techniques have been mastered at the Murmansk Regional Oncology Clinic. The device is assemblies of linear accelerators that help to more accurately locate the irradiation site while the patient is breathing. For example, a tumor in the lungs moves when breathing. On older devices, it was necessary to work on a fairly large area of u200bu200bthe adjacent healthy tissue. Now these risks are minimal. By hitting exactly the target, clinicians will be able to improve the quality of medical care, first of all, to eliminate or reduce the incidence of post-radiation reactions and complications.
“After you have covid pulmonary fibrosis – the same thing appears after radiation. This means that the lung tissue does not work, there are no alveoli in it – only connective tissue. That is, it is difficult to breathe – the heart can also get there, and there will be the same heart attack or Heart failure Olga Semkina, head of the radiotherapy department at the Murmansk Oncology Center, explained that this is being underestimated.
The new equipment, delivered to the Murmansk Regional Oncology Clinic, raised the level of medical care in the region by several steps. But the main changes are ahead: over the next two years, a new eight-storey surgical complex with modern operating units will be built, which will be equipped with modern medical equipment.
“The capabilities of our equipment and the level of our specialists were highly appreciated by our colleagues who came from the federal centers in Saint Petersburg and Moscow. These opportunities make it possible to treat 97% of our patients without leaving the borders,” said Dmitry Kovalenko, chief physician of the Murmansk Oncology Polyclinic.