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Institute of Oncology Ljubljana

The Institute if Oncology Ljubljana is a comprehensive national cancer center which carries out services required for cancer prevention and treatment, as well as rehabilitation and palliative care of cancer patients, and provides for the balanced national progress of oncology.

The Institute of Oncology performs health care services at the secondary and tertiary level, as well as research and educational work.

The Radiotherapy sector is the largest clinical sector within the Institute of Oncology and presently the only one in the country offering radiation therapy. Currently they operate 8 linear accelerators, one superficial radiotherapy unit, conventional simulator and two CT simulators dedicated solely for radiotherapy. Apart of this 3 Brachytherapy units are in clinical use including a High dose rate unit (HDR).

Besides 3D conformal treatments most of the more sophisticated techniques are used in daily clinical routine including Intensity modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) Stereotactic Radiosurgery / Radiotherapy (SRS/T), Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) and Total Body Irradiation (TBI).
MRI and PET-CT are used routinely through the cooperation with other departments.

In the year 2013 over 6500 radiation treatments were performed (external radiotherapy and brachytherapy) among them over 1000 procedures where special techniques were applied.
The Department of Radiotherapy and the Department of Radiophysics also provide training for professional staff working in radiotherapy and have the status of teaching centers.
In 2013 the Department of Radiotherapy was officially recognized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as a Centre of Competence in Radiotherapy.

 

Contact the Institute of Oncology

Zaloška cesta 2
SI – 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 5879 110

 

Click here to visit the webpage of the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana 

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