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Russian Minister of Health Dr.Mikhail Murashko visited A. Tsyb Medical Radiological Research Centre, a branch of NMRRC in Obninsk

Within the framework of the events devoted to Science Day - 2022, the first Russian science city Obninsk and its leading institutions were visited by the representative delegation consisting of Dr.Mikhail Murashko, Russian Minister of Health, Mr.Valeriy Falkov, Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education, Mr.Vladislav Shapsha, Kaluga Region Governor, Mr.Mikhail Kovalchuk, Kurchatov Institute Research Center President, Mr.Anatoliy Artamonov, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Budget and Financial Markets, and Mrs.Tatiana Leonova, Obninsk City Mayor.

On 19 March an extended meeting of the Regional Coordination Council on Science, Innovation Technologies and Education took place. It was supported by the Governor of the Kaluga Region. Russian scientists, state officials and business representatives discussed the issues of food security and application of genetic and radiation technologies in agricultural production.

The staff of the A.Tsyb MRRC, headed by RAS Academician Andrey Kaprin, NMRRC General Director, hosted the distinguished guests to demonstrate the up-to-date technologies for diagnosing and treating cancer to the distinguished guests. At the beginning of the trip the delegation visited the Department of Radiosurgery and Endovascular Technology in Oncology where the procedures of liver radioembolisation, chemoembolisation for HCC, head and neck tumours, cervical cancer and metastatic liver lesions, coronarography and embolisation for haemorrhage are performed. In addition, the guests visited a High-precision Diagnostic Department equipped with state-of-the-art CT and MRI machines. Accurate diagnosis in a relatively short research time at low radiation doses ensures patient comfort. The Proton and Photon Therapy Department was of particular interest to the visitors. Equipped with the up-to-date linear accelerators, the Department has a high throughput capacity and delivers radiation therapy to more than 200 patients per day.

In an informal discussion, guests and NMRRC specialists discussed Russian heavy equipment manufacturing projects, in particular the ONYX 6MeV accelerator and the Torus project, a toroidal complex for remote beam therapy based on electron accelerators with energy. According to experts, the latter could become a high-tech and productive replacement for outdated gamma therapy devices and foreign accelerators.

Earlier, NMRRC and the Kurchatov Institute signed an agreement on cooperation in implementing the Federal Synchrotron and Neutron Research Development Programme.

NMRRC Press Service