San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina
Flagship projects

INVAP designed and built this keystone Center for Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy in Argentina known as INTECNUS (The Institute of Nuclear Technologies for Health Foundation)

INTECNUS Foundation offers cancer treatments and provides diagnostic assistance services for a wide range of cardiac, oncological, neuro-psychiatric, endocrine and other pathologies. It is also a comprehensive center for research, development, and innovation, as well as for training and teaching in three major areas: radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, and cyclotron-radiopharmacy.

INTECNUS Foundation runs a 10,000 square-meter center in the City of San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina. The construction began in 2014. INVAP was in charge of the design, engineering and construction of the entire facility, except for the radiation therapy bunkers that were already built by the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA).

Also, being a turn-key project, INVAP was responsible for the purchase, installation, and commissioning of all the equipment of the Institute such as CT scanners, linear accelerators, a high-rate brachytherapy equipment dose, PET / CT, SPECT / CT and PET / MR equipment, as well as a cyclotron for the production of radiopharmaceuticals and quality control laboratories.

Main features

Turn-key project in which INVAP carried out the design, engineering, and construction of the 10,000 square-meter building.
INVAP was responsible for the installation and commissioning of all the Institute’s medical equipment.
Currently operating are radiotherapy services (teletherapy, brachytherapy and planning), nuclear medicine, diagnostic imaging (computed tomography, ultrasound, doppler ultrasound, 3T high-field magnetic resonance, digital radiology, three-dimensional mammography, densitometry) and medical offices, providing services in more than 20 specialties.
In 2019, the radiopharmacy service (cyclotron for the production of radiopharmaceuticals and quality control laboratory) was also launched.