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Andhra Pradesh Gets ‘Varian Halcyon’ World’s Most Advanced Radiation Therapy

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Doctor Recommending Radiation Therapy to Patient
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American Oncology Institute (AOI), South Asia’s leading chain of cancer hospitals, has introduced ‘Varian Halcyon’ – world’s most advanced radiation therapy system’s in Guntur facility of AOI (Bommidala Cancer Hospital) for cancer treatment.

American Oncology Institute, Guntur is the first hospital in Andhra Pradesh to offer the advantage of advanced technology with the latest facilities administered by specialized and internationally reputed doctors.

Halycon is designed to revolutionize radiotherapy through innovation. The system’s fast and high-quality treatment comforts the patients and, undoubtedly, enables the doctors to set new benchmarks in cancer care and raise the bar in efficiency of diagnosis and treatment.

Varian Halcyon on display (Photo credits: Varian)

Mahendra Reddy, Regional Director, American Oncology Institute expressed, “Halcyon is a major milestone in Andhra Pradesh with an aim to deliver the best and technologically advanced patient care. We will extend all the benefits of AOI’s rich pedigree in precision cancer care -clinical expertise, recent advances in technology, and committed care- to equip, support, and lead the fight against cancer.”

The system is designed to deliver precise image-guided, volumetric, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). It is four times faster than standard technology i.e. images can be acquired in less than 15 seconds, and treatment can be administered in about two minutes, reducing the time on the table and optimizing the delivery of the treatment plan. This technique has revolutionized cancer treatment and improved the survival and quality of life of cancer patients. Halcyon is operational at Guntur Facility and patients can avail the services.  

About American Oncology Institute

American Oncology Institute ( A unit of Cancer Treatment Services Hyderabad Pvt Ltd ) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CTSI (Mauritius ) Ltd, which is owned & Controlled by Varian Medical Systems, Inc (ultimate holding company is Siemens Healthineers AG).

American Oncology Institute is a leading cancer care provider across South Asia. It operates a chain of cancer hospitals in multiple cities across India. American Oncology Institute was co-founded in 2006 by a group of physicians and industry experts, with decades of experience in University of Pittsburgh Medical College (UPMC), Pittsburgh, the USA in managing oncology practices, AOI brings US university-level medical care to underserved areas worldwide.

AOI was started with an aim to close the gap between standards of cancer care in South Asia and the US through transporting the rich lineage of its parent organization in offering Precision Cancer Care. AOI provides comprehensive cancer management that is powered by clinical excellence, world-class technology as well as international pathways and protocols for treatment planning and execution, providing never-before quality in cancer care across India and  South Asia. Equipped with the world’s latest medical technology including TrueBeam Linear Accelerator at multiple locations across South Asia, American Oncology Institute stands at the forefront of cancer care excellence.

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