Varian Medical Systems has equipped Fortis International Oncology Centre, a joint initiative between International Oncology and Fortis Healthcare opened in Noida, India, with radiotherapy equipment Trilogy medical linear accelerator.

Varian Medical Systems claimed that Trilogy is capable of delivering a full range of advanced radiotherapy and radiosurgery techniques including RapidArc radiotherapy.

Varian said that through RapidArc clinicians can deliver a highly-precise image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment faster than conventional IMRT with patient comfort. It provides greater precision, as there is less chance of patient or tumor movement during treatment delivery.

Varian has also supplied a full suite of brachytherapy equipment and software at Fortis International Oncology Centre.

Pradeep Jaisingh, managing director and CEO of International Oncology Services, said: “Current radiotherapy provision in India is nowhere near sufficient for a nation of over a billion people and advanced treatments tend to only be available in the major conurbations, which means people travel large distances and are inconvenienced during treatment.

“By providing this oncology centre in Noida and with our second facility due to open in Mumbai in three months, we feel we can make a major difference to the treatment options for India’s huge cancer population.”

Jeff Marcus, head of oncology systems sales at Varian, said: “International Oncology has ambitious expansion plans and Varian is pleased to be supplying our advanced radiotherapy technology for their growing number of oncology centers.”