Medhold is proud to announce that we have been appointed by Elekta as the distributor and service partner within 6 surrounding Southern African countries:

The opening of the new Radiation Oncology Division focuses on alleviating the cancer burden as well as helping to bring hope to under serviced communities across Southern Africa. 

Radiation Oncology Treatment Delivery Systems mainly entails:

  • External / Conventional Radiation: LINICS (Linier Accelerators)
  • Internal Radiation: BRACHYTHERAPY = procedure that involves placing radioactive material inside the patient’s body.
  • Intracavity Brachytherapy = Radiation placed inside a body cavity 
  • Interstitial Brachytherapy = Radiation inserted into body tissue

HDR (High-Dose-Rate) VS LDR (Low-Dose-Rate) VS Permanent Brachytherapy

  • HDR Brachytherapy. Often done as an outpatient procedure, which means each treatment session is brief and does not require the patient to be admitted to the hospital.
  • LDR Brachytherapy. A continuous low dose of radiation is released over time – from several hours to several days. The patient will typically stay in the hospital while the radiation is in place.
  • Permanent brachytherapy. In some cases, such as with prostate cancer brachytherapy, radioactive material is then placed in your body permanently.

This will help deliver key conventional radiation and brachytherapy to both private and public institutions within the region.