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Radiotherapy Centre

Unity - MR Linac

Unity - MR Linac

The MR Linac integrates the power of 1.5T high-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with radiation therapy.  The scan-plan-treat approach enables precise dose delivery with clear visualization of the tumour.

 

 

Radixact X9 - Tomotherapy with Synchrony Tracking System

Radixact X9 - Tomotherapy with Synchrony Tracking System

Tomotherapy delivers precise radiation treatment by combining integrated CT imaging with its unique helical treatment delivery method.  Radiation is delivered from all angles as the gantry rotates and the couch translates through the gantry.

Our Services

We strive to provide the best possible treatment experience to our patients.  With our specially designed coordinated care, we aim to offer outstanding radiation therapy services resulting in the best outcomes with minimal discomfort throughout the course of radiation treatment.

Our healthcare team is composed of dedicated and experienced oncologists and a team of specialized clinical staff.  We are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to provide high quality and effective treatment.  You will never feel alone even on the first day in our centre as a designated care coordinator will become a companion for personalized care and information support for you and your family throughout your treatment journey.  You can rest assured to receive services in our friendly environment. 

Fees & Packages

Our Equipment

Our centre is equipped with two cutting-edge Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) treatment units at the forefront of radiation therapy care. The integration of advanced imaging technology with radiation therapy allows excellent verification of target and other structures, thus achieving utmost precision of treatment delivery for an improved clinical outcome and long-term cancer control.  A reduction of the margins of treating volume with certainty helps spare more of the surrounding healthy tissues than ever before so that a higher radiation dose can be delivered each time to make the treatment course shorter.

Unity - MR Linac (located at the S H Ho MR Linac Centre)

The MR Linac integrates the power of 1.5T high-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with radiation therapy.  The scan-plan-treat approach enables precise dose delivery with clear visualization of the tumour.

  • Provides an excellent soft-tissue visualization of the tumour and surrounding healthy tissues;

  • Allows online plan adaptation workflow to shape radiation beams to the changing tumour each day over the course of treatment;

  • Enables feasibility of monitoring tumour response to treatment.

Radixact X9 - Tomotherapy with Synchrony Tracking System

Tomotherapy delivers precise radiation treatment by combining integrated CT imaging with its unique helical treatment delivery method.  Radiation is delivered from all angles as the gantry rotates and the couch translates through the gantry.

  • Verifies every treatment by CT imaging to ensure accuracy;
  • Features with Synchrony system allowing real-time tracking of moving tumour for target-focused treatments while avoiding surrounding healthy tissues;
  • Allows a maximum treatment length of 135cm for seamless coverage of long-shaped targets or multi-lesions.

To complement our advanced treatment units, we have also installed a dedicated CT simulator (Somatom Confidence) and an MR simulator (Ingenia Elition 3.0T) for outlining treatment target and surrounding healthy tissues with high accuracy in order to design the best possible radiation treatment plans.

 

Our Techniques

Other than the usual three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, our centre is also featured with cutting-edge techniques to achieve excellent treatment outcomes.

  • Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
  • Helical Tomotherapy (HT)
  • Breathing-Synchronized Radiotherapy (BSRT)
  • Adaptive Radiotherapy (ART)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy (SRS/SRT)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Four-dimensional Computer Tomography (4DCT)

Patient Journey at Our Centre

We understand patients may feel uncertain towards radiation therapy.  We are pleased to let you know and understand every step of your treatment journey with us.

  • Referral - Our Oncologists or your private doctor will refer you to our centre to get your first appointment.
  • Reception - A care coordinator is assigned to provide personalized care and information support for you and your family.
  • Moulding - We will customize a mould or other accessories specific to your need to help you keep still comfortably during radiation treatment to ensure accuracy.
  • Simulation - We will take a specialized CT scan at our CT Simulator to get a 3D picture of your treatment site.  Sometimes, you may also be asked to perform another MR scan at our MR Simulator.
  • Computer Planning - Your responsible doctor and our professional team will do it for you.  This includes outlining of tumour and surrounding healthy tissues, designing a customized radiation treatment plan and calculating radiation dose.  We can definitely customize the best possible solution for you.
  • Treatment - Depending on the treatment techniques used, each treatment session will take about 15 minutes to an hour at the treatment unit.  Our Radiation Therapists will help you with the positioning for treatment.  You will be closely monitored through our CCTV when you are alone in the treatment room.  Light music will be provided to make your treatment even easier.

Your radiation treatment course mostly spans over a number of days or weeks.  Side effects vary and depend on which body part is being treated.  Common short-term side effects include tiredness, nausea, decreased appetite or skin reddening of the treated area.  Our clinical team will monitor your situation and take appropriate measures to minimize your discomfort. 

 

Generous Donation from The S.H. Ho Foundation

The Introduction of the Unity MR-Linac

The Radiotherapy Centre of CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC) has introduced a cutting-edge MR Image-guided radiotherapy machine, the Unity MR-Linac, with the generous donation from The S.H. Ho Foundation (the Foundation). The Unity MR-Linac integrates the power of high-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with radiation therapy for better cancer treatment. It enables excellent verification of target position over the treatment course, allowing immediate treatment plan adjustment to reduce risks of damage to the surrounding organs and normal tissues through more precise tumour targeting.

Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Subsidy Scheme

The Foundation has set up the S H Ho MR-Linac Centre Patient Endowment Fund (the Fund) of over HK$100 million to support more cancer patients with quality and advanced radiotherapy through its investment returns. The Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Subsidy Scheme is the first subsidy project jointly launched by CUHKMC and the Fund to help eligible prostate cancer patients to receive MR image-guided radiotherapy at CUHKMC.

Scheme Details

Eligible patients will receive the following treatments and services at CUHKMC:

  • One pre-treatment assessment by specialist in clinical oncology
  • Immobilisation device required for the treatment
  • Radiation therapy planning (including Computed Tomography scan and doctor’s fee)
  • 5 fractions of MR-image guided radiotherapy 
  • Basic clinical observation and medicine over the treatment course (if needed)
  • One post-treatment follow-up consultation by specialist in clinical oncology
Level of Subsidy
(in HKD)
  1. Tier 1: Free of charge
  • Recipients of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA)
     
  1. Tier 2: 60% subsidy of the total cost
  • Post-tax household annual income: under HK$700,000; AND
  • Household saving: under HK$1,200,000
     
  1. Tier 3: 30% subsidy of the total cost
  • Post-tax household annual income: under HK$1,300,000; AND
  • Household saving: under HK$1,500,000
EnquiryRadiotherapy Centre, CUHK Medical Centre
Tel: (852) 3946 6698

 

Service Hours

  • MON - FRI:
    9:00AM - 5:30PM
  • SAT:
    9:00AM - 1:00PM
  • SUN AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
    CLOSED

Contact

  • (852) 3946 6698

  • LG/F, CUHKMC