The Chivilcoy Radiation Center was recently activated. It is located at 171 rue Vicente Loveira and is intended for oncological radiotherapy. The building was built according to all relevant standards and qualifications.
Dr. Mario Dinucci is the medical director of the Center and, in dialogue with LA RAZON, claimed 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 use computers and images to create a very precise treatment that radiates exactly where the radiation will be applied and does not touch any. other organs or tissues that may be damaged. It seems very easy to say that from a technological point of view, it is complicated.
We are proud to have installed this center in an area that requires this technology. There is a cobalt machine radiotherapy center here a long time ago, but it has stopped working, he said, adding that we plan to serve the area of almost 400,000 people, which benefits patients who require treatment because they do not have to travel to other cities.
The doctor said that the patient had to go to the place where the machine was located, and that it was generally an outpatient treatment lasting several days, between 30 and 50 days, every day. If we multiply it by the mobilization alone in 30 days, if we multiply it by the mobilization alone in 30 days, if we multiply it only by 30 days of mobilization, it means a patient who has to travel to a center 150 kilometers away, high economic costs and loss of quality of life. Traveling is stressful, it is better to seek treatment closer to home.
We provide a service for some social work in Chivilcoy and are now studying the possibility of reaching an agreement with the consent of OSECAC and PAMI. We will gradually integrate all providers. The directors of the Ministry of Health also contacted us because they are interested in the service we provide, he said.
Dr. Dinucci said the patient would come to the Center for the first time, recommended by a surgeon or oncologist. The evaluation is performed to determine the type and amount of radiation. Once treatment is decided, planning is done using CT or MRI. All patients must undergo an imaging study because the machine we placed in the center works with images of the patient. We need to create a patient form with three-dimensional tomography to locate the area to be treated, and the calculation process decides how to program the machine to emit radiation where it is to be emitted and not where it is not necessary.
We are capable of modern radiation therapy, ie three-dimensional radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy and image-controlled radiation therapy. If we have to treat the lungs when the patient is breathing, this organ moves and changes position, then this machine has the advantage of being able to monitor lung movement and not irradiate healthy tissue, he said, adding that we can do radioneurosurgery, a highly specialized practice. which can treat brain tumors with a very gentle ray of radiation and treat cysts or brain tumors. We also perform extracorporeal stereotaxic radiation therapy for tumors outside the central nervous system, which is performed between two or four sessions to destroy tumor cells and in some cases replace surgery.
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 that I was invited to visit the clinic and it is really amazing, with a construction I never imagined. outside. It is surprising to know the bunker where the famous machine is located, which is in the middle of everything.
The idea is that our affiliates at work can be served at Chivilcoy. It is an extraordinary job and a necessity not only for the city, but also for the region. We must all make an effort to fill this center with patients who need to be treated in such a center, he stressed.
Bellicoso reminded that patients who need rays are sent to the cities of Junn or to the capital of the federal state, so Chivilcoy deserved the center of these characteristics, because this technology was used for this type of treatment. Nobody can be against it, on the contrary, we will see if we can reach an agreement.