Centro Internacional de Cancer and MASEP Form First Infini™ Radiosurgery Center in Latin America
September 5, 2012
The Infini™ Gamma Ray Radiosurgery System Now Available for First Time in Latin America
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MASEP Infini, an innovator in global medical technology, and Centro Internacional de Cancer, located in San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America, today announced that the Center has acquired the Infini™ Gamma Ray Radiosurgery System for its Radiosurgery Center. With this acquisition, Centro Internacional de Cancer becomes the first center in Latin America to offer its patients the latest generation noninvasive treatment for brain disorders in the form of the Infini™ System that combines advanced Treatment Planning Software with patented Rotary Focusing Technology. This combination allows MASEP Infini to provide clinicians with state-of-the-art Radiosurgery Systems at reduced life cycle costs.
"This is a historic moment for El Salvador and Central America since this is the first high precision Intracranial Radiosurgery Program in the region. We evaluated different technologies, and came to the conclusion that the Infini, because of its focusing rotating capabilities, will allow the best treatment of intracranial tumors, vascular malformations, and other complex brain diseases, such as epilepsy and symptoms of Parkinson's disease in a noninvasive way. This is a giant leap for neurosurgery in this region," said Dr.Eduardo Lovo, neurosurgeon, and Chief of Radiosurgery at the Cancer Center.
The Infini™ Gamma Ray Stereotactic Radiosurgery System received FDA 510(k) clearance in March 2011. It is a high-tech system with automatic features and unparalleled dose-sculpturing abilities. Stereotactic gamma ray radiosurgery focuses radiation on specific areas of the brain to treat tumors and malformations.
"The Infini™ system automates treatment delivery, which provides physicians with outstanding tools to offer the most accurate therapeutic interventions," said Jose Lopez, vice president of MASEP Infini. "Physicians treating patients with brain disorders do not want to exposebrain tissue to unnecessary radiation. That's why using multipurpose radiation equipment on brain patients is not the optimal choice."
Brain tumors affect about 190,000 Americans a year; there are over 100 different types of brain tumors. Finding the most effective treatment requires expert medical care and state-of-the-art medical equipment. Brain tumors represent a significant burden to the healthcare system and can devastate the lives of patients and their families. Gamma ray radiosurgery is a safe, effective, and non-surgical approach for the
treatment of certain types of brain tumors.
"The International Cancer Center took a leadership role in Central America almost two years ago by incorporating highly advanced radiation technology for cancer treatment and initiating a complete body radiosurgical program. The addition of the Infini Gamma Ray Radiosurgery System comes as a perfect complement to our current technology, solidifying our excellence in cancer care. The system will be installed in March of 2013," said Dr. Rodrigo Brito, Director and President of the International Cancer Center. MASEP Infini™ is a company specializing in innovative approaches in order to bring life-saving technologies to more patients by offering cost-effective solutions that do not compromise therapeutic safety or efficacy. MASEP Infini is based in City of Industry, California, and is focused on Stereotactic gamma ray radiosurgery.
Contact: Jose Lopez MASEP Infini (626) 965-3200, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Liu and Chief Engineer Tony Xu at Chendu Hospital demonstrating Masep Infini™ to Dr. Lovo Centro Internacional de Cancer, San Salvador.