Image-Guided Radiotherapy Center

Far Eastern Memorial Hospital (FEMH) is one of the top medical centers in Taiwan. The center's first TomoTherapy® Hi·Art® Treatment System, also the first in Northern Taiwan, was installed in December 2006. For improving the cancer care and medical quality, a second TomoTherapy Hi·Art System was installed in 2008. Consequently, the FEMH Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) Center became the first dual-Tomotherapy center in Asia. In 2015, the Siemens linear accelerator was replaced with Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator. The Versa HD linear accelerator can perform flatting filter free (FFF) technique and 4D image-guided radiotherapy to improve the treatment quality of radiotherapy. With our high-precision IGRT systems, we can deliver a high-dose radiation precisely to the tumor with minimizing dose to the neighboring normal tissues. The IGRT team works with other specialists in a multidisciplinary approach to provide comprehensive cancer care for our patients.

The IGRT center was also the first team completed the "total marrow irradiation (TMI)" in Asia in 2007. In 2011, we successfully assisted the Addenbrookes Hospital, affiliation with Cambridge University, UK, to complete their first successful experience of TMI.

As of December 2016, we have published more than 51 peer-reviewed articles outlining clinical experiences with the IGRT system. Furthermore, our team published the first experience with total marrow irradiation (TMI) in 2009. In 2013, we presented our first global case with helical irradiation of the total skin (HITS) for intractable cutaneous lymphoma. With outstanding reputation and innovative approaches for cancer treatment, we have treated more than 4,000 patients with the TomoTherapy System since June 2016. Our center not only became one of six qualified reference sites for TomoTherapy in Asia Pacific region, but also got the honor of Symbol of National Quality (SNQ) of TomoTherapy in Taiwan.