The department of Radiation Oncology at Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital has one of the most active brachytherapy programs in the world. In addition to intracavitary and intraluminal treatments, KMH has developed many novel approaches to brachytherapy and is one of the very few hospitals having professional experience in these techniques. The centre uses the Iodine 125 permanent Seed Implant Technique using RAPID strand.
Dr. KMH provides a modern and advanced radiotherapy service for the treatment of all common cancers. Our devoted team of Radiation Oncologists, Radiographers and Clinical Scientists provide personalized and evidence based radiotherapy services.
The department of radiation oncology is designed and well equipped with cutting-edge technology to provide advanced and precisely targeted treatments like,
Brachytherapy is a form of radiotherapy where a radiation source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment.
First to introduce PET CT Scan facility in southern Chennai.
Linear accelerators, which deliver highly accurate radiotherapy.
Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is a type of conformal radiotherapy. Conformal radiotherapy shapes the radiation beams to closely fit the area of the cancer. Each radiotherapy beam is divided into many small beamlets that can vary their intensity. This allows different doses of radiation to be given across the tumour. IMRT can also create a U shaped (concave) area at the edge of the radiotherapy field. This avoids high radiation doses to structures that would otherwise be damaged by the radiotherapy. So IMRT can reduce the risk of long term side effects. In IMRT the treatment team uses advanced computerized dose calculations to find the dose strength pattern that best matches the tumour shape.
Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) is a type of conformal radiotherapy. Image guided radiotherapy uses X-rays and scans like CT scans before and during radiotherapy treatment. The X-rays and scans show the size, shape and position of the cancer as well as the surrounding tissues and bones.
If you have any concerns regarding your care, please speak with our best IGRT specialist in Chennai and best IMRT specialist in Chennai, we would be happy to assist you.
Our best Radiation oncologists use CT based treatment planning to help visualize a cancer within the body. The process of imaging the cancer before treatment, designing specifically shaped radiation beams and delivering a precise dose of radiation is the basis for radiation therapy.
Our multidisciplinary team of radiation oncologists, medical physicists and therapeutic radiographers are trained to the highest level and aim to provide a radiotherapy treatment that equals the best national and international standards.
The cancer conditions we treat include, but not limited to:
Head and Neck
Ultra Modern Radiation Therapy For cancer Cure (Linac)
The Elekta Infinity Linear Accelerator is a high precision device that has revolutionised Radiotherapy for Cancer Patients. Radiation plays a very vital role in treating Breast Cancer, Uterine Cervix Cancer, Brain Tumors, Prostate Cancer, Tumors in the Liver & Lungs and even Pediatric Cancer. The biggest challenge in Radiotherapy is keeping health tissue from being exposed to radiation, leading to undue damage.
We are the only best radiation oncology hospital in Chennai to have the 4 MV energy which is specifically used for treating cancer in paediatric age group. In addition, Elekta Infinity in our institute is the only machine in Tamil Nadu to have with Active Breathing Coordinator feature which ensures that the surrounding normal tissue such as the heart and other organs that move with respiration are protected from radiation while treating Breast and Lung cancers.Our unique setup offers precision delivery of the radiation dose to the millimeter. This makes it possible to deliver high doses in short periods of time as in the case of Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, thereby reducing the duration of the treatment and increasing its efficiency.
High end technology comes at a price, but we believe in offering Cancer care to everyone irrespective of their financial background. At Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals, nobody gets turned away. Our treatment costs at least 10% less than other cancer hospitals and we do not compromise on quality. We offer affordable cancer care packages depending on the location of the tumor and we endeavour to help those in need get financial aid as well.
Our Cancer Care unit is an independent unit altogether - fully equipped with advanced systems and modern to help treat cancer. Our expert doctors plan out every treatment procedure with utmost compassion and attention to detail. And now armoured with Elekta Infinity, the possibilities have increased manifold.
Treatments are collaboratively planned and carried out by Dr. KMH's specialist team, which includes the best radiation oncologist in Chennai, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapy nurses, and radiation therapists.