First PET-CT guided radiotherapy in India was performed by Apollo Hospitals

by Medindia Content Team on  October 9, 2005 at 4:37 PM Indian Health News
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First PET-CT guided radiotherapy in India was performed by Apollo Hospitals
PET-CT guided radiotherapy for monitoring and treatment of cancer patients by doctors in Apollo Hospital. This PET-CT guided radiotherapy procedure was performed for the first time in India. Apollo Cancer Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the country with a PET-CT guided radiotherapy technology, Director, Vijay Anand Reddy reported in a news conference. PET is a Positron Emission Tomography and CT scan is a Computerized Tomography, by combining these two techniques, which are used as a standard imaging techniques, used to identification and localization of cancer. The highly sensitive PET scan picks up the metabolic signal of actively growing cancer cells in the body and the CT scan provides a detailed picture of the internal anatomy that reveals the size, shape and location of abnormal cancerous growths.

By using the PET-CT, the cancer is localized and the radiotherapy is coupled with the procedure, Radiotherapy sends radiation to the scanned and marked site leading to killing and destroying of cancer cells and tissues by radiation. The surrounding tissues to the cancer are also destroyed in order to reduce spreading cancer cells, which may lead to metastasis.

"The drawback of routine CT scan for radiotherapy planning is that many times it becomes difficult to accurately know the extension and activity of the tumor and also differentiate between tumor tissue and normal tissue," Dr. Vijay Anand Reddy said.

The Apollo Cancer Hospital here claims to be the only hospital in the country with the PET-CT guided radiotherapy technology.

Source: IANS

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Pl let me know the names and locations of hospitals/ diagnostic centers in India who have the PET scanning facility


Pl let me know the names and locations of hospitals/ diagnostic centers in India who have the PET scanning facility. Any place in NCR?


Pls. let me know the name of hospital name which does pet scan in india


I need some information regarding PET Scanning first let me tell you some thing about my disease Disease Name Non Hogknlogthoma History : 26 May 2006 I had this news I got cancer Non Hogknlogthoma after that I have dome some test and done this CEMO THOROPHY from Bahrain and then got radiation treatment for 15 days on 16 Jan 2007 I done my CT scan on 24 Feb 2007 and got this news I don’t have this disease any more Following test were done that time 1-CBC 6 month = Clear 2-LDH 6 month = Normal Now I am looking for PET scanning and would you please send me complete information about PET scanning I belong from Pakistan and would you please send me following information 1- Test Expense 2- Appointment (I am willing to have 15 Aug to 20 Aug 2007) please send me appointment 3- Visa process guidance 4- Method of payment 5- Duration of test Looks forward to receive your mail soon Regards Faqeer Hussain +92 300 4606086


Please let me have the name and the address of the hospital which does PET scan in India


AIIMS is Cheapest and best PET/CT facility available in Idnia, cost is Rs: 7500 Rs.

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