Santa Maria della Misericordia hospital in Udine adopted GammaPod™, a groundbreaking technology specifically designed for breast cancer radiation treatments, for clinical use.
The press conference held on December 23rd 2021 by Azienda sanitaria universitaria Friuli Centrale (ASU FC) made the clinical use of GammaPod™ official. Actually, the first three patients in Europe underwent the radiation treatment with this brand new technology days prior to the official news release.
As of today, the radiotherapy centre at the Santa Maria della Misericordia hospital in Udine is the only European site to have this technology, specifically designed for breast treatments, available; hence, the first centre to offer the clinical advantages of a truly grounbreaking solution.
Udine is the third centre in the world to have GammaPod™ available. The other two are in the United States, home of the company manufacturer of the system: Xcision Medical Systems, founded by Prof. C. Yu, known as the “father of VMAT”. Such a remarkable detail makes us even more appreciative and proud.