Ultrasound cancer machine unveiled in Perth

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July 17, 2012 13:51:57

Cancer ultrasound machine


Patient Virgil Reutens watches as radiation therapist Leigh Camilleri explains the ultrasound machine to Health Minister Kim Hames. (ABC News: Irena Ceranic)

A new ultrasound machine for prostate and breast cancer patients has been unveiled at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

The Health Minister Kim Hames showed off the machine which is said to the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

The $500,000 system, known as ‘Clarity’, uses ultrasound technology to produce three dimensional images of a tumour.

Doctors say, as a result, radiation treatment can be fine-tuned to directly target the tumour.

Dr Hames says the machine puts WA’s public health system at the forefront of cutting edge cancer treatment.


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July 17, 2012 13:09:56

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Paul Khunkhun, serving Southern California since 1998. Paul is the owner of MDIS. He is a Board Certified Ultrasound Sonographer with RDCS and RVT credentialing. He is also pending ICAEL accreditation.

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