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CANCER DIAGNOSIS

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The diagnostic imaging and therapy systems at Apollo are sophisticated and the radiology groups and imaging facility at the hospitals offer the most economic and effective ways to treat cancer.

3D MAMMOGRAM

A revolutionary screening and diagnostic tool, Tomosynthesis (also known as 3D mammography), used for the early detection of breast cancer that can be done in conjunction with a traditional 2D digital mammogram, is effective for women with dense breast tissue and those with an increased risk of breast cancer. During the 3D portion of the exam, the X-ray arm — which uses a comparable radiation dose to a traditional mammogram — sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images in a matter of seconds. The produced 3D image of the breast tissue in one millimetre slices provides greater visibility for the radiologist to see tissue details like never before. Tomosynthesis creates a three-dimensional rendering of the breast — which results in greater accuracy, earlier breast cancer detection and a decrease in biopsies and recall rates.

64 SLICE PET CT SCAN SYSTEM

The patented 4D Time-Of-Flight (4D-TOF) PET-CT technology is the latest step forward in the imaging of the whole body. 4D PET-CT uses a faster, more accurate combination of PET and CT technology to capture the internal movement of organs and tumours over time, while also capturing the metabolism of the tumour. With this technology Oncologists can see how the tumour moves with breathing and other normal body motions, helping them decide which parts of the tumour require more attention. The result of this is a complete, accurate treatment with the least side effects. The 64-Slice Multi Detector Computerised Axial Tomography scan acquires the sectional data of the patient’s entire body in a minimal timeframe. This, combined with the ‘Brilliance’ work station provides superb anatomical data for the physician with minimum discomfort to the patient. The PET-CT scan gives an accurate diagnosis and prognosis of many diseases, especially in the field of oncology.

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