Nuclear Medicine

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre is equipped with the most advanced state-of-the-art Digital PET-CT scanner, the first of its kind in entire South Asia. The fastest time of flight technology and digital detectors offers high resolution and sharp crystal clear images with an ability to detect lesions as tiny as 1-2 mm in size at lesser imaging times and injected doses thereby imparting lesser radiation exposure to patients. The equipment also boasts of wide bore gantry which makes the scan seamless for less claustrophobic experience and for large sized patients. The newer reconstruction techniques allow scans to be completed almost twice as fast as the other conventional analogue PET-CT systems.


PET-CT is an established integral part of cancer management and plays a dominant role right from the staging, to treatment response assessment and follow up of patients. The accuracy and resolution help in offering personalized cancer care to each individual by analysing the behaviour of cancer in depth.


Exclusive Features of Digital PET-CT


  • Fastest - less than 10 minutes for whole body scan
  • Safest - lowest radiation exposure
  • Smallest - can pick up even 2mm lesions compared to analog PET
  • Highest Sensitivity - 50 to 60% more pick-up
  • Clearest - true 3D image quality

Advantages of Digital PET-CT


  • Wide gantry bore size (78 cm)- It provides 25%more space compared to other PET-CT’S to reduce claustrophobia and improves patient experience.
  • Even large sized patients can be imaged easily.
  • Simultaneous contrast enhanced 192 slice- whole body CT for anato-metabolic information.
  • Short imaging time.
  • Early detection of small lesions.
  • Accurate staging and restaging of cancers.
  • Accurate quantification of tumor metabolism before and after treatment.

Indications

Oncology


  • Initial Staging
  • Treatment Response
  • Metallic Biopsy
  • Restaging
  • Follow Up

Cardiac


  • Viability
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Myocarditis
  • Infective Endocarditis

Orthopedic


  • Osteoid Osteoma
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Infected Prosthesis
  • Graft Viability

Neurology


  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia
  • Brain Tumor
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Infection & Inflammation


  • Pyrexia of Unknown Origin (PUO)
  • Immuno-compromised Patients
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Vasculitis
  • Infected implants/ grafts
  • Plaque Imaging
  • Tuberculosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Winning over Cancer with Apollo Proton Cancer Centre

A breakthrough in Cancer Care! The global growing cancer burden tells an ominous tale. To counter this growing threat, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre provides a complete and comprehensive solution. As cancer care has become one of the fastest-growing healthcare imperatives across the world, we believe it is critical to redefine our purpose, to reboot our commitment on the single-minded focus - to battle cancer, to conquer cancer! APCC stands as a ray of hope for millions, infusing them with the courage to stand and stare cancer down.