tel: +44 (0) 118 970 2100

An Italian company, SIT SpA was formed by the merger of Sordina, founded in 1878, with New Radiant Technology, a specialist in radiation emitter devices. Drawing on the experience of an organisation that created the first operating table, the first steriliser and the first mobile linear accelerator in history, SIT is now world leader in the manufacture of LINACs for Intra Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) with high energy electrons (IOeRT) and operates on every continent, with installations, business units, distributors and engineers.

SIT is one of the few worldwide companies capable of designing, building and distributing linear electron accelerators (LINACs) for IORT. Its creation was stimulated by a combination of a wealth of knowledge in the field of particle physics, microwaves, electronics and expertise in vacuum brazing.

IOeRT is a treatment which allows radiation to be applied to the tissue around the tumour in the operating room itself after the removal of the tumor mass, while the patient is still anaesthetised. The irradiation time takes less than two minutes.

Many of the early x-ray based systems proved to be ineffective with long exposure times combined with a weak reference trial based on a very short follow-up. SIT technology, based on linear electron systems, IOeRT, has become a consolidated, well accepted technique whose efficacy has proven by a large number of clinical studies and confirmed by the Update of the ASTRO Guidelines for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) which define IOeRT as the recommended treatment as a single dose to be applied in the clinical practice outside a clinical trial.

Furthermore, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines are now available for the IOeRT treatment of solid tumours such as sarcomas (extremity, trunk, H&N, retroperitoneal), rectal and colon cancer (T4 and recurrent), pancreatic cancer (close/positive margins), cervical and endometrial cancer (recurrent) and uterine sarcoma (recurrent).

SIT technology raises IOeRT to new levels of effectiveness and convenience, with obvious benefits terms of practicality and cost savings. The LIAC and NOVAC combine state-of-the-art technology with new designs that increase convenience and user-friendliness. No other mobile electronic accelerator in the world is so manoeuvrable, enabling fast, agile movement around operating rooms without compromising operating procedures. This makes IOeRT even more affordable as a single system covers the needs of several rooms, and patients can be treated on an standard operating table.


For  more information visit SIT's website, go to the Contact page or for more clinical information, go to Radiotherapy and IOERT.

Latest News

Terason at Royal London

Pictured following delivery and training on a Terason uSmart 3200t ultrasound system supplied by Vertec Scientific and wholly funded by a grant from... Read more

DXA "pivotal" at School of Sport

The School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (SRES) opened in August 2017 and is the seventeenth School to be established within the Un... Read more

Charity helps fund Fluoroscan

Pictured recently in the Children's Theatre Department of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital are (from left): Theatres Team Leader Teresa Cao with... Read more

Derby University Fellowship for Sue Barlow

Vertec Scientific’s Applications Specialist Sue Barlow has been honoured with the title of Visiting Fellow in the Management of Osteoporosis b... Read more

Veincentre uses Terason uSmart3300

Veincentre provides Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) varicose vein treatment. It was one of the UK's very first providers of Endovenous Laser T... Read more

Llandudno passes 50,000 milestone

Pictured during a recent follow-up visit after installation and training of a Hologic Horizon A in the Metabolic Bone Unit of Llandudno General Hosp... Read more

Horizon at Dorset County

Pictured following the recent installation of a Hologic Horizon A DXA system supplied by Vertec Scientific to Dorset County Hospital are (from left)... Read more

Klarity Wingboards at Weston Park

As home to one of the top radiotherapy departments in the UK, Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield is ideally equipped to handle the 6,000 new cases of... Read more

Klarity and proton therapy

The world's first hospital-based proton therapy centre was a low energy cyclotron centre for ocular tumours at the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology... Read more

Royal Devon and Exeter choose Terason

Pictured recently at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital are (from left): Vertec Scientific product specialist Gavin Adcock with consultant vascular... Read more

Terason 3200t wins major award

EMS World’s Top Innovation Awards recognised companies exhibiting at EMS World Expo in New Orleans in October that have launched innovative ne... Read more

Vertec to market CDR Systems products

Vertec Scientific are delighted to announce that they will be marketing and supporting the CDR Systems range of patient positioning devices in the U... Read more

IQM system recognised by major award

iRT Systems and their development partner, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Ontario, Canada, have been awarded the 2017 Innovation Prize by the Germ... Read more

Calmed at Nevill Hall

Pictured following the recent handover of a Calmed Insufflator supplied by Vertec Scientific to Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, are (from left): ... Read more

Birmingham City University chooses Horizon

Pictured following the recent handover of a Hologic Horizon W DXA scanner supplied by Vertec Scientific to Birmingham City University for a joint pr... Read more

Vertec to market SIT products

Vertec Scientific, one of the UK's largest distributors of high technology advanced imaging and radiotherapy systems and consumables is delighted to a... Read more

Our Partners

© Copyright 2015 Vertec Ltd