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Mitsubishi Heavy Industrial Develops New Cancer Treatment Device

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industrial has developed a new X-ray cancer treatment device that scans and radiates affected areas. The equipment is jointly developed with Kyodo University and the Kobe-based Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation and will be sold in Japan, the E.U. and the U.S. The device uses X-ray technology to scan cancer cells, processes information on the cancer position through computers, and then radiates the area with an oscillating X-ray head based on the processed information. Because of the high level of accuracy, Mitsubishi stated that the radiation therapy would reduce the occurrence of side effects and shorten treatment time. (Click here for more-Japanese language
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