Kapi-Mana News : August 2nd 2011
15 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 2, 2011 NEWS Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky 700ml $4999 3918947AA Jim Beam Bourbon 1125ml $3999 1 STANDARD POIN Drambuie or Cointreau Liqueurs 700ml $4999 1 STANDARD POINT 9 Stil Vodka 1L$2999 1 STANDARD PO Bensen Block Merlot, Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc 750ml $999 Bernadino 750ml $799 Martinborough Te Tera Pinot Noir 750ml $2299 1 STANDARD POINT Codys 8% 18pk 250ml cans $3199 1 STANDARD POINT Cruiser or KGB 12pk btls $2199 1 STANDARD POINT Seagers Gin 1L2 for $6000 1 STANDARD POINT Corona 18pk 355ml btls $3299 Carlsberg 12pk 330ml btls $1999 Flame 15pk 330ml btls $1999 NT NT NT Available at Liquorland Porirua only. In store retail sales only. Prices and offers valid until 7 August 2011, while stocks last. 1 Fly Buys standard point collected for every $20 spent, excludes purchases of Gift Cards and Tobacco Grants Whisky 1L$3499 1 STANDARD POINT 1 STANDARD POINT INT OIN IN INT O OI Smirnoff Ice Double Black 7% 10pk 330ml btls $2199 1 STANDARD P POIN NT N NT DP PO Heineken 12pk 330ml btls $2199 1 STANDARD POINT T T T T T Woodstock 8% 4x440ml cans $1199 or 2 for $2000 Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or Merlot 750ml $1599 0 0 3528559AA Leader of the pack: Radiation oncologist Carol Johnson is delighted the board's new radiotherapy machine has arrived. Photo: JIM CHIPP New radiotherapy machine a first By JIM CHIPP WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE LINAC? Respiratory gating The machine can be set so it only treats during a certain part of the respiratory cycle -- usually cutting out the last half of breathing in/ the first part of breathing out, said Dr Johnson. ''This means that we don't have to add a generous margin to the tumour to account for the movement of the tumour during respiration, as we do currently.'' Flattening filter-free beam treatment The intensity of the beam is increased so the treatment time is significantly reduced, nicer for patients. RapidARC The machine rotates around a patient with the beam adjusting so that the dose delivered is high or low, depending on need. Wellington s sometimes-strained cancer services have taken a major stride forward with the deliv- ery of a new radiotherapy machine, the first of its kind in Australasia. Capital & Coast District Health Board radiation oncology services clinical leader Carol Johnson said the Varian Truebeam radiotherapy linear accelerator would allow more sophisticated treat- ment for some cancers and improved efficiency for most. The $5 million machine was delivered to Wel- lington Hospital on Saturday, to replace a 14-year- old machine than had delivered more than 100,000 treatments. Dr Johnson said the new machine offered better-quality, lower-energy computerised tom- ography (CT) scanning, which can more accurately direct radiation treatment, while exposing patients to lower levels of scanning radiation. It has better options of treatment beams, allowing the radiation to be focused on a tightly described area, reducing the number of treatments needed and minimising damage to surrounding tissue. What it will allow us to do is to treat people in a more complex fashion, in a more complex way, without the same impact on wait times. However, these are specialised applications usually used for liver cancer, secondary brain can- cer or small primary lung tumours, Dr Johnson said. The new machine s imaging capabilities will also offer very modest, but important gains in the unit s day-to-day activities. When you are treating lots and lots of patients these small gains add up. Every year, 1300 patients receive about 20,000 radiation treatments at Wellington Hospital and radiation treatment rates have grown by 23 per cent in the past four years. There are 68 of the new machines in the world, with another 220 on order. Dr Johnson said that there would be a few weeks of disruption while the linac was installed and commissioned, and the remaining two machines would run for longer each day to main- tain services. The six-tonne United-States-built machine had to be floated into the hospital on hovercraft. It is plug-and-play , in that it has been designed to fit straight onto the old machine s base, using the same plumbing, electrical and instrument connections.
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