Business, oncology

Antwerp radiotherapy centre chooses TomoTherapy cancer treatment system

7 June 2007

Madison, Wis., USA. The new University Radiotherapy Centre of Antwerp has chosen the TomoTherapy Hi·Art treatment system for providing radiation therapy, and the Centre will serve as a European training facility for TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ: TTPY).

Hospitals participating in the Centre include University Hospital Antwerp and the Antwerp City Hospital Network. Two Hi·Art treatment systems have been installed on-site at University Hospital Antwerp. Through the University Radiotherapy Center, both member hospitals will use Hi·Art treatment systems to treat cancer patients with advanced image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG/IMRT).

And, through collaboration with TomoTherapy, the machines will also be available for training physicians, hospital staff and TomoTherapy employees while still providing uninterrupted patient care.

International Marketing Manager Chris Hasler said, “This partnership makes it possible to combine training and patient care in a unique setting. The training component demonstrates our commitment to the European market and to customer support.”

“The training centre is of particular importance for Antwerp University Hospital,” says Antwerp University Hospital Head of Communication Tom Meulenbergs. “As an academic centre of excellence, it places high value on offering the best possible patient care through continuous innovation. The combination of training and treatment centres fits seamlessly into this picture.”

Creation of a training centre based in Europe is part of TomoTherapy’s vision for global training. The centre will serve as a regional satellite of the International Technical Training Center at company headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin.

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