27 Mar Hospital named for Madame Curie installs TomoTherapy system
Madison, Wis. – While much of TomoTherapy’s focus has been on sales in India, it recently registered its first sale in France, and the sale is to a hospital that bears the name of European scientific royalty.
The Madison-based medical imaging and device manufacturer has sold its Hi-Art system to the Institute Curie Hospital, founded in 1909 by Nobel prize winning physicist and chemist Marie Curie, also known as Madame Curie. The Paris institute is comprised of France’s largest cancer research center and a leading public hospital.
The decision to install the Hi-Art system follows calls for research proposals launched by the National Cancer Institute. The proposals are designed to promote the implementation of image-guided radiation therapy technology, which was not previously available in France.
Two other centers in France, Nantes and Bordeaux, intend to install the TomoTherapy Hi-Art system as a result of the recommendations.
The Hi-Art, which can treat a variety of cancers, combines medical imaging capability with the ability to target doses of radiation directly to tumors, reducing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
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