Hospital Opens New Radiological Department Using Cutting Edge Technology
The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital recently opened its radiological department that boasts of using cutting edge cancer treatment medical equipment which would help improve the city’s lacking cancer treatment facilities. In March 2014 the hospital also established a tumor treatment center and it is one if the five major treatment center in the hospital that have received more than a hundred thousand patients.
The newly opened radiological department and the part of the tumor treatment center are using a series of cutting edge devices, including a linear accelerator a most common type of device that is used for external beam radiation treatment for patients with cancer. WHO recommends that there will be five linear accelerators must be available for every million residents, but recent survey showed that Shenzhen only has seven such instruments which mean roughly one linear accelerator for every 2 million residents.
15,000 residents in Shenzhen are diagnosed with a tumor every year, and those nearly 10,000 went to Guangzhou to look for medical treatment. Li Yongmei the tumor treatment center manager said that the new departments are planning to provide radiotherapy services to at least 30 patients a day and is planning to introduce more advance services to meet the demand.