The Chivilcoy Radiation Center was recently activated. It is located at 171 rue Vicente Loveira and is intended for oncological radiotherapy. The building has been designed according to all relevant standards and qualifications.
Dr Mario Dinucci is the medical director of the center and claimed, in dialogue with LA RAZON, that the machine we are integrating is a last generation linear accelerator with two types of energies, electrons and photons. You can perform all types of modern radiation therapy treatments with high precision, which with the help of computers and images provides a very precise treatment to irradiate exactly where the radiation will be applied and not touch anyone. other organs or tissues that may be damaged. It seems very easy to say, from a technical point of view it is complicated.
We are proud to have installed this center in an area that required this technology. Here is a radiotherapy center with a cobalt machine a long time ago, but it stopped working, he said, adding that we plan to serve an area of almost 400,000 people, which means a profit for patients who need treatment because they do not have to travel to other cities .
The doctor said that the patient must go to the place where the machine is located and that there are generally outpatient treatments for several days, between 30 and 50 days, every day. If we multiply it by 30 days of mobilization alone, if we multiply it by 30 days of mobilization alone, it is a high financial cost and also a loss of quality of life for the patient. Traveling is stressful, it is preferable to seek treatment closer to home.
We provide the service for certain social works in Chivilcoy and now we are studying the possibility of reaching an agreement with the approval of OSECAC and PAMI. Eventually, we will integrate all suppliers. The directors of the Ministry of Health have also contacted us because they are interested in the service we provide, he said.
Dr. Dinucci said the patient is coming to the center for the first time, referred by the surgeon or oncologist. An evaluation is made to determine the type and amount of radiation. Once the treatment has been decided, the planning is done with a CT or MRI scan. All patients must undergo an imaging study because the machine we have placed in the middle works with images of the patient. We need to create a shape of the patient with three-dimensional tomography to locate the area to be treated and with a calculation process determines how to program the machine so that it emits radiation at the place where it is to be emitted and not where it is not necessary.
We know modern radiation therapy, ie three-dimensional radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy. If we have to treat the lung, when the patient breathes this organ moves and changes position, this machine has the advantage of being able to follow the movement of the lung and not irradiate healthy tissue, he said, adding that we can do radiosurgery, which is a very specialized practices that can treat tumors in the brain with a very fine radiation beam and treat cysts or brain tumors. We also perform extracorporeal stereotaxic radiation therapy for tumors outside the central nervous system, which is performed between two or four sessions to destroy tumor cells, and in some cases replaces surgery.
The idea is that our subsidiaries at work can be served in Chivilcoy
Omar Bellicoso, Head of Social Work at OSECAC, visited the clinic with LA RAZON and said that they invited me to the clinic and it’s really amazing, with a design I never imagined. outside. Knowing the bunker, where the famous machine is located, which is at the center of everything, is surprising.
The idea is that our subsidiaries at work can be served in Chivilcoy. It is an extraordinary job and a necessity, not only for the city but also for the region. We must all make an effort to fill this center with patients who need to be treated in such a center, he emphasized.
Bellicoso recalled that patients in need of radiation were referred to the cities of Junn or the federal capital, so Chivilcoy deserved a center for these properties, with this technique applied to this type of cure. No one can object, on the contrary, we will see if we can make a deal.