A press conference was held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Pattaya during the annual academic forum of Thai society of therapeutic radiology and oncology.
The acting director of Chulabhorn Hospital Dr. Pitayaphum Patranutaporn revealed that they had installed the most hi-tech Equipment of Radiation Oncology Varian True-beam at the hospital.
He said cancer is the number one killer in Thailand with about 120,000 patients, most of which are men suffering from lung and colon cancer, and women who suffer from cervical and breast cancer.
The press learns about the new hi tech equipment
The new cancer radiation therapy equipment costs over 200 million baht is now installed at the hospital and is the first such piece of equipment in the Asian Pacific region.
With this new apparatus, treatment only takes 3-5 minutes as opposed to 20 minutes.
The rehabilitation period is also shorter and the cost is lower for the patients too.
He said doctors will now have a well-planned therapy program with lower side effects.
The director said the hospital is open for people nationwide to receive the proper treatment and that the equipment will be fully functional by the end of this year.