200 Rivonia Medical Centre – Sandton Oncology

200 Rivonia Medical Centre – Sandton Oncology

At DMO, we strive to keep our patients at the centre of what we do. Based on this vision, we looked at the patient care pathway and asked important questions related to patient need.

To ensure that we focused our services holistically to meet a wider range of patient care needs, through the cancer journey, we worked with prominent medical specialists to create a well-positioned space of collaboration, service and treatment excellence and care within a beautiful, modern setting.

Our collection of care teams that are focused on providing patient centred care, provide services which cover many aspects of the patient journey from diagnosis to treatment and follow up care.

Based on this understanding, we are very excited to announce the opening of our new location situated on 200 Rivonia Road, Morningside, in the greater Sandton area.

Breast Cancer Treatment

Services at the Centre will include a Female Radiology Centre, Diagnostic Radiology Department with CT scanners and MRI unit planned, Day Wards, Specialist Surgeons, Medical Aesthetics and Skin Renewal. A multi-modality solution for care journeys such as Breast Cancer Treatment.

Sandton Oncology will offer leading Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy Treatments with an advanced linear accelerator Versa HD, which will be capable of completing radiotherapy treatments such as Stereotactic Radiosurgery including body stereotaxis, Volumetric Modulated Arc Radiotherapy (VMAT) – which is a new proven type of Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) technique.

The Versa HD is equipped with sophisticated conformal beam-shaping technology and High Dose rate mode delivery. Versa HD is designed to provide the precision and speed necessary to deliver advanced stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), techniques that demand the maximum accuracy in tumour targeting and protection of critical structures.

“Versatile, all-in-one system from classic radiotherapy to advanced stereotactic precision”

At the same time, Versa HD gives cancer management professionals the flexibility to employ conventional therapies to treat the broad spectrum of tumours throughout the body. Proven in its application, Versa HD is the only system to unlock the true potential of high dose rate delivery due to its market-leading leaf speeds and ultra-low leaf transmission.

In short, this means:

  • Reduced treatment times with rapid leaf speeds and high dose delivery
  • Provide the potential to deliver SBRT/SRS in a standard time slot which equals shorter treatment times for the patient
  • Lower non-therapeutic doses to protect organs-at-risk and potentially reduce the risk of secondary cancer
  • Exploit the full potential of high doses for advanced therapies
  • Provide custom configurations for unique clinical needs
  • Utilize the latest imaging technology to allow soft tissue visualization during treatment

Other patient amenities at the centre will include a Dischem pharmacy, coffee shop and restaurant.

We will be moving offices from 159 Rivonia Road on the 26th of October 2017 and will reopen on the 1st of November 2017 at 200 Rivonia Road.

Shaun-Anthony McPhail

28 September 2017

Achknowledgement:  Elekta: Versa HD TM

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