Amethyst reaches the United Kingdom
Amethyst Radiotherapy expands its footprint into the UK through the acquisition of the 100% share capital of Medical Equipment Solutions Limited (MESL) – a specialised provider of intracranial radiation treatments (using the GammaKnife platform) at Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre in London and the Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre in Sheffield.
Amethyst Radiotherapy now operates twelve radiotherapy centres across six countries with a further twenty either in planning and/or development.
Group CEO, Ludovic Robert, says: “Amethyst Radiotherapy aims to build on the established reputation of Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre, London, and the Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre in Sheffield to provide the best possible, evidence based treatment for patients with previously hard to treat brain lesions.”
Adding: “Amethyst is rigorously focused on delivering the highest quality of service for patients, working in close partnership with leading NHS Centres of Excellence, Neurosurgeons and Oncologists as well as private payors and providers across the wider health economy.” Amethyst expects to further develop its service footprint across the UK. Amethyst Radiotherapy has appointed Stefan Doroszkowski to lead the UK business roll-out. Stefan has worked +25 years across the industry for a wide range of public and private payors and providers.
About Gamma Knife:* Gamma Knife is a non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery platform that involves no scalpel or incision – it is not a knife at all. Instead, GammaKnife uses up to 201 precisely focused beams of radiation to control malignant and non-malignant tumors, as well as vascular and functional disorders in the brain, without harming surrounding healthy tissue.
Patients are typically in and out of the hospital in a day, and back to their normal routines soon after treatment. GammaKnife radiosurgery may be used in place of – or in addition to – traditional surgery or whole brain radiation, depending on a patient’s diagnosis.
* Gamma Knife is a registered trade-mark of Elekta (https://gammaknife.com/what-is-gamma-knife/). All rights reserved
March 13, 2020 3:27 pm