As the aging of the population progresses quickly in Japan, an increasing number of people have suffered cancers, a kind of mutation in cellular genes, and sometimes die from the diseases. Meanwhile, the recent advances in medical technologies are changing cancers from "fatal diseases" to "curable diseases" or "controllable diseases."
The medical treatment techniques for cancers are largely divided in the following three categories: surgery, chemotherapy (anticancer agent), and radiotherapy.
Among them, the radiotherapy technologies are particularly attracting much interest as patient-friendly therapies supporting the aging society.
As a medical equipment manufacturer, MHI is providing many medical care facilities in the world with highly accurate and efficient radiotherapy machines which can identify a cancer area accurately and irradiate radioactive ray to that specified point by utilizing most advanced medical image processing technologies and robotic technologies.