Cancer Treatment Therapy Devices to Get Safer

by: cancercompass

Radiation therapy is a form of medical treatment commonly used for treating various types of cancer. This type of treatment has been in the news recently due to hospital fines for administering incorrect doses of radiation to patients, and research stating that the treatment may actually increase cancer development.

Amid its recent controversy comes news that safety checks will be added to machines in order to assure patient safety. The machines will not function unless proper programming and placement of the patient have been approved by the clinician.

"Radiation therapy is a crucial element in effective cancer treatment and is responsible for turning millions of patients into survivors," Dave Fisher, executive director of the industry group Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, stated to Reuters. "By committing to additional enhanced safeguards and safety checks, radiation therapy manufacturers are doing their part to ensure accuracy and appropriateness before the patient treatment begins."

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