Fear not for this is not a beast machine out of a Transformer movie. The cyclotron is a particle accelerator that was installed in the new Proton Therapy Centre at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital on 11 December, to set the stage for more precise and safer treatment of cancer.
Proton beam therapy is considered the most advanced form of radiotherapy in the fight against cancer and will revolutionise the way cancer is treated in the region.
Using proton beams instead of X-rays, it is able to treat cancer with greater precision as the destruction of cancer cells can be highly targeted.
Besides better clinical outcomes, patients also benefit from lesser damage to nearby healthy tissues and organs, and fewer treatment-related side effects.
When opened in 2023, the Proton Therapy Centre will be the first of its kind among private hospitals in Southeast Asia.
Marrying design with sustainability, Pantai Hospital Ipoh won an award presented by the Mayor of Ipoh City, Y.Bhg. Dato Rumaizi, for embracing green building technology as part of its recent renovations.
After its first successful bilateral hand transplant in August last year, the team at Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai has gone on to perform the life-changing surgery on two quadruple amputee patients – a first for India.
For his firm focus on creating a bedrock of trust, IHH Managing Director & CEO Dr Kelvin Loh has been named Executive of the Year – Healthcare at the 2021 Singapore Business Review (SBR) Management Excellence Awards.
A 27-hour surgery supported by an army of 60 healthcare professionals. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in this case, it was what it took to separate a pair of conjoined twins.
Pantai Hospital Sungai Petani is the first private hospital in Malaysia to introduce a new minimally-invasive procedure known as Rezum Water Vapour Therapy, to help men seeking treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong’s Peritoneal Malignancy Treatment Centre has introduced new intraperitoneal chemotherapy procedures, including Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) and Pressurised Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC).
Capital Magazine’s “Women-Friendly Companies Survey” for 2020 has ranked Acibadem in 4th place among 100 companies in Turkey and number one among healthcare companies on the list.
Did you know that IHH has a data team that recently developed and launched our very own AI-powered billing estimation tool? The in-house solution FeeAdvisor.ai has been progressively deployed in our hospitals in Malaysia.
“Nothing is impossible to a willing heart” – the wisdom of Abraham Lincoln has been a guiding force in Dr Chang Woan Ching’s life, and the motivation behind her string of academic achievements during the difficult COVID-19 lockdown period.
Our Pharmacy staff at Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong are now able to devote more time to serve our patients, thanks to the newly installed fully-automated vial-filling machine that can dispense medication with efficiency, safety and accuracy.