In August the Beskid Oncology Centre in Bielsko-Biała installed a VitalBeam radiotherapy accelerator by Varian. The value of the investment was about 10 million PLN. The new equipment, thanks to a rotating arm and a special head, enables the irradiation of cancer of irregular shapes. Previously, such patients were referred to other institutions.
According to PMR data, the radiotherapy segment in Poland is strongly connected with contracting the National Health Fund, which accounts for over 95% of the market value. Due to the high cost per unit of treatment (with the necessity to perform a series of treatments), the commercial potential of radiotherapy is limited.