The Advanced Medicine Oncology Centre will house a range of Philips’ advanced diagnostic imaging systems and clinical informatics. In addition to Philips’ Ingenia MR and IQon spectral CT systems, the center will have two of Philips’ Vereos PET/CT scanners , the world’s first and only fully digital PET/CT systems. Vereos uses Philips’ proprietary Digital Photon Counting (DPC) technology resulting in improved detectability and characterization of small lesions. It offers uncompromised lesion detectability and quantification at half the PET dose together with overall sensitivity gains compared to analog systems. Varian’s ProBeam® Compact system will provide high-quality proton therapy. The ProBeam® is the only single room system capable of fully rotational intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT). IBA’s Cyclone Kiube technology will enable complete on-site production and utilization of PET radiopharmaceuticals and tracers for lesion visualization using Philips digital PET/CT. This will help the oncology center to deliver new treatments with a unique combination of speed, flexibility and cost efficiency. The center will use Philips IntelliSpace Portal 9.0 for advanced visual analysis and quantification of medical images helping clinicians to assess and quickly diagnose conditions using clinical applications that are optimized for patient evaluation throughout the treatment process.
“Cancer affects people from all walks of life and is among the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for more than 4 million deaths in Asia in 2016,” said Diederik Zeven, General Manager, Health Systems, Philips ASEAN Pacific. “Philips is enabling the advancement of medical research through our deep heritage in healthcare innovation and collaboration with medical partners. The new Advanced Medicine Oncology Centre is well-positioned to spearhead cancer research and treatment in Singapore and the region and we are very proud to be a strategic partner.”
“This center will be the first installation of Varian’s ProBeam Compact proton therapy system, which is designed to enable space-constrained sites such as this to offer state-of-the-art technology for cancer patients,” said Dr. Moataz Karmalawy, General Manager of Varian’s Particle Therapy division. “This center will open up additional opportunities for both education and research. Singapore is joining an exclusive group of countries that have facilities like these to advance our understanding of not only proton therapy, but also immunotherapy and other cell-based treatments.”