St Vincent’s Private Hospital Becomes First Radiotherapy Centre In Ireland To Offer Tattooless Radiotherapy And Enters Long-term Partnership with Vision RT 

6th February 2019
Brenda Della Casa

DUBLIN, IRELAND-St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, the biggest acute private hospital in Dublin, have switched SGRT supplier to enter into a long-term partnership with Vision RT. They recently became the first radiotherapy centre in Ireland to offer radiotherapy treatments without using tattoos or marks. The hospital, part of the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group, offers the highest number of consultants and the widest range of specialist care in Ireland’s only integrated multi-hospital campus.

St. Vincent’s now offers patients the option to avoid the marks and tattoos, used in traditional radiotherapy, that have been shown to have a negative impact on body image. Studies suggest that as well as improving patient wellbeing, AlignRT delivers more accurate patient positioning than marks or tattoos,.

“SVPH are delighted to have implemented AlignRT and to become the first centre in Ireland to offer our patients tattooless radiotherapy using SGRT. The Vision RT team were extremely helpful at all times during the project; in pre-project discussions, installation, training and then on site with go-live assistance and support,” commented Patricia Flanagan, Radiotherapy Clinical Services Manager at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. “The benefits of introducing AlignRT are primarily focused on patient safety and we are extremely pleased with the improvements this technology will bring to our service, delivering complex treatments such as SRS/SBRT and DIBH, alongside monitoring all patients during treatment delivery to ensure each dose is delivered exactly as planned. The AlignRT interface offers full integration with our Elekta linear accelerators and allows the seamless transfer of patient data between our systems,” she says. 

The latest version of AlignRT technology allows strong integration with Elekta linear accelerators and MOSAIQ® Radiation Oncology, helping to streamline treatment processes in the department.

Vision RT CEO, Norman Smith says the company is delighted with the partnership.  ” We are impressed by the capabilities and commitment of the entire St. Vincent’s team, and delighted that we have been selected as their SGRT supplier to enable radiotherapy treatments without marks or tattoos to patients in Ireland,” he says.

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About Vision RT

Vision RT defines the standard of care in Surface Guided Radiation Therapy. We provide superior solutions for the radiotherapy market, with products installed in many of the leading treatment centres in the world, including around 70% of the 50 US News “Best Hospitals for Cancer”. With 70 granted patents plus 51 pending, we continue to innovate in the radiation oncology space and are committed to making SGRT the standard of care for all patients, worldwide. Vision RT is part of the William Demant Invest (WDI) family, a leading Danish Medtech investor with a long-term investment perspective. The companies in William Demant Invest employed on average 17,024 people during 2017 with total revenue of $3bn.

 About St. Vincent’s Private Hospital

St. Vincent’s Private Hospital is the single, biggest acute private hospital in Dublin. We offer the highest number of consultants and the widest range of specialist care in Ireland’s only integrated multi-hospital campus. Situated on the same grounds as St. Vincent’s University Hospital, we share resources, expertise and medical facilities with one of the country’s leading academic teaching hospital. This means that we have the capacity to deal with a high volume of patients with a variety of different and often complex medical and surgical requirements.

We are a registered not for profit charity who continues to set new standards and benchmarks for private medical care in Ireland offering Access to the highest number and broadest range of consultant specialities and consultant led multi-disciplinary teams. A range of clinical and psychological support services which recognises the importance of the holistic care of the patient. Access to private medical treatment and beds for patients on a wide range of health insurance plans.