KLE Cancer Hospital in Belagavi has achieved a remarkable milestone with the successful completion of its first patient treatment utilizing the cutting-edge “HYPERARC-FSRS” technique.
This groundbreaking procedure was performed on a patient facing primary kidney cancer with secondary metastasis in the brain. HYPERARC, a state-of-the-art Linac-based technique, operates on a Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator featuring a 2.5-mm leaf-width Millennium Multi-Leaf Collimator (MLC). The treatment employs highly conformal non-coplanar beams for planning stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), ensuring sub-mm accuracy and precision. Remarkably, this intricate procedure is completed within minutes with a simple click, guided by 3D Image Guidance technology.
In summary, HYPERARC-VMAT has demonstrated its capability to achieve low-dose brain spillage and conformity compared to Gamma Knife/Cyberknife while drastically reducing treatment time. Gamma Knife or Cyberknife SRS techniques typically require 45-60 minutes for treatment. In contrast, HYPERARC has completed the entire procedure in just 5 minutes.
KLE Cancer Hospital is renowned for its advanced radiation oncology services, and this milestone marks a significant achievement in healthcare. This facility is the first in Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka, making cutting-edge cancer care accessible and affordable to a broader population.
Dr. Prabhakar Kore, Chairman of the Society, expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the unwavering commitment of the radiation oncology team in achieving this remarkable milestone. Their dedication aligns seamlessly with his vision of providing cutting-edge healthcare facilities to the community.
Esteemed personalities, including Dr Nitin Gangane, Vice-Chancellor of KAHER; Dr Ganachari, Registrar of KAHER; Dr V. D. Patil, Director of the KLE New Hospitals project; Dr N. M. Mahanthshetti, Principal of the J. N. Medical College; and Dr. (Col.) Dayananda, Medical Director of the KLE Hospital, congratulated the hospital for this monumental achievement.
Medical Director and Chief Executive of the Upcoming New KLE Cancer Hospital, Prof. Dr M V Jali commended the skilled hands of the radiation oncology team, Dr Imtiaz Ahmed (Chief), Dr. Sapna K, Dr. Raghavendra Sagar, and Mr. Boopalan Balaji, RSO Level-III of the hospital, for their unwavering dedication and expertise. The successful “HYPERARC” technique implementation underscores KLE Cancer Hospital’s commitment to delivering world-class cancer care. It solidifies its position as a leading healthcare institution in the region.