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Major German hospital group selects TomoTherapy

The largest medical group in Germany has installed TomoTherapy’s Hi Art treatment system for advanced cancer at one of its hospitals.

TomoTherapy said that its system was being used at the HELIOS Hospital Berlin-Buch, which is the latest to be built by the HELIOS Hospital Group.

The Hi Art treatment system offers advanced radiation therapy for a wide variety of cancers.

It combines integrated CT imaging with conformal radiation therapy to deliver sophisticated radiation treatments with speed and precision while reducing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.

TomoTherapy said that HELIOS wanted a “rapid installation process” and the company responded by installing the system a month after the order was placed.

The first patient treatments are scheduled to begin in January.

“The HELIOS Hospital Group is an ideal partner for us,” said Rik Van den Neste, MD, director of European sales for TomoTherapy.

“They are a leader in the private hospital movement in Germany and committed to the most up-to-date medical care. We look forward to working with HELIOS to help ensure that their cancer patients have access to TomoTherapy treatments by the end of next month.”

HELIOS Hospital Berlin-Buch is the seventh in Germany to install the TomoTherapy Hi Art treatment system.

The system was introduced in the US in 2003 and there are now more than 150 in use around the world.