The Chivilcoy radiation center was recently activated. It is located at 171 rue Vicente Loveira and is intended for radiation oncology treatment. The building has been constructed to all relevant standards and qualifications.
Dr. Mario Dinucci is the Center’s medical director and, in dialogue with LA RAZON, argues that the machine we are integrating is a last-generation linear accelerator, with two types of energy, electrons and photons. You can perform all kinds of modern, high-precision radiotherapy treatments, which, using computers and images, provide a very precise treatment to irradiate exactly where the radiation will be applied and not touch anything. other organs or tissue that may be damaged. It seems very easy to say, from a technological point of view, this is complicated.
We are proud to have installed this center in an area where this technique is needed. This is a radiotherapy center with a cobalt machine, long ago, but it stopped working, he said, adding that we plan to serve an area of nearly 400,000 people, which implies an advantage for patients who need treatment because they don’t have to travel there. other cities.
Medical professionals say that patients have to go to where the machines are located and usually the outpatient treatment is several days, between 30 and 50 days, each day. If we just multiply it by 30 days of mobilization, if we multiply it by 30 days of mobilization alone, it will cause high economic costs and also loss of quality of life for patients. Traveling is stressful, it is better to seek care near home.
We provide services for some social work in Chivilcoy and we are currently studying the possibility of reaching an agreement with OSECAC and PAMI agreements. Little by little we will integrate all providers. The directors of the Ministry of Health have also contacted us because they are interested in the services we provide, he said.
Dr. Dinucci said that patients came to the Center for the first time, being referred by a surgeon or oncologist. Evaluation is carried out to determine the type and amount of radiation. Once treatment is decided, planning is done by means of a CT or MRI scan. All patients must undergo imaging studies because the machine we have placed in the center works with the patient image. We have to make patient prints with three-dimensional tomography to determine the location of the area to be treated and with the calculation process it is decided how to program the machine so that it emits radiation where it will be emitted and not where it is not needed.
We are capable of performing modern radiation therapy, namely three-dimensional radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and image-guided radiation therapy. If we have to take care of the lungs, when the patient breathes this organ moves and changes positions, then this machine has the advantage of being able to follow the movements of the lungs and not irradiating healthy tissue, he said, adding that we can perform radioneurosurgery surgery, which is a very practice. is specialized in treating brain tumors with very fine radiation emission and treating brain cysts or tumors. We also perform extracorporeal stereotaxic radiation therapy, for tumors outside the central nervous system, which is done between two or four sessions to destroy tumor cells, replacing surgery in some cases.
The idea is that our affiliates at work can be served at Chivilcoy
Omar Bellicoso, director of social work at OSECAC, visited the clinic with LA RAZON and said they invited me to visit the clinic and it was amazing, with a construction I could never have imagined. outside. Knowing the bunker, where the famous machine was located, which was the center of everything, was shocking.
The idea is that our affiliates at work can be served at Chivilcoy. This is a tremendous occupation and necessity, not only for the city but also for the region. We all have to try to make this studio filled with patients who need to be treated in a workshop like this, he stressed.
Bellicoso recalls that patients who need rays are referred to the city of Junn or the federal capital, so Chivilcoy deserves a center for these characteristics, with the technology applied to this type of cure. Nobody can fight back, instead, we’ll see if we can make a deal.