SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- El Salvador is known as the Tom Thumb of the Americas, and is so small that on other continents few people are able to locate the 21,040 km² of its territory. Yet, there is something else that makes this a big country: It has turned into a world-class model for oncological treatments and complex procedures like radiosurgery.
The new Infini™ Rotating Gamma Ray System for Intracranial Radiosurgery that opened at Centro Internacional de Cancer [International Cancer Center] of Hospital de Diagnostico in San Salvador, is one clear example of the great advances in the medical field that this country has to offer.
Thanks to the introduction of this innovative system, Centro Internacional de Cancer (CIC) has become the first institute in Latin America to offer the Infini™ System for non-invasive treatment of brain disease. Infini combines an advanced planning software with a patented "Rotating Focus Technology," which provides doctors access to state-of-the-art radiosurgery system at reduced cost for their patients.
"This is a historic moment in the region, a week that has allowed us to treat the first 12 patients using Infini. With this milestone we are launching the first High Precision Intracranial Radiosurgery program in the region," said Dr. Eduardo Lovo, Neurosurgeon, and Director of the CIC.
The first patient treated had suffered intense pain for over 10 years from a disease known as trigeminal neuralgia, one that presents with intense pain in the face that would not even allow him to brush his teeth or drink from a glass of water. After a month of being treated, the patient is in excellent condition and pain free.
According to Doctor Lovo, a multidisciplinary team carefully evaluated different technologies and concluded that Infini offers "the gold standard" for radiosurgery. Intracranial tumors, facial pain, vascular malformations, epilepsy, tremor and Parkinson's disease, are some examples of complex conditions that can be treated in a minimally-invasive manner (without incisions), without pain or anesthesia.
"Through Centro Internacional de Cancer, El Salvador has taken upon a leadership role in advanced radiation technology, one that now becomes available for Latin America" states Dr. Rodrigo Brito, President of Hospital de Diagnostico.
For further information, visit http://infini.centrodecancer.com.sv.
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SOURCE Centro Internacional de Cancer del Hospital de Diagnostico