First PET scan facility of U’khand inaugurated

The state of the art machine installed at Cancer centre of Himalayan hospital.

The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Swami Ram Himalayan University, Vijay Dhasmana inaugurated the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan facility at the Cancer Research Wing of Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Jollygrant on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the patients will no longer have to go out of Uttarakhand for Pet-scan. “ The PET scan has the best resolution for the detection of any abnormal growth inside the body. Very few hospitals in the country have this facility. The Nuclear Medicine Department at CRI was established in 2009 with a single head gamma camera. We now have the first PET CT facility in the entire state of Uttarakhand. This facility is authorized by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and has a highly qualified team of professionals.  The patients can utilize the services of this sophisticated technology at our centre at reasonable cost,’’ he said.

The PET CT test can detect diseases at a very early stage with the use of radioactive medicines, even before most other imaging modalities can.  The unique ability of imaging is based on the cellular function and physiology rather than relying only on the anatomy.  PET CT imaging modality is an essential constituent of management of many cancers, heart diseases, brain disorders, as well as in research. The CRI Director, Dr Sunil Saini, Dr Prakash Keshaviah, Dr Vineet Mehrotra, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad, Dr SL Jethani, Dr Saumya Kumari,Dr Meenu Gupta,Nisha Bhatia   were present on the occasion. 

Friday, 20 November 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

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