We at Malla Reddy Cancer Hospital & Research Institute offer comprehensive Cancer care in diagnosing and treating patients of all groups (adults and children). suffering from solid tumours & haematological malignancies with 100+ bed facility.
We have the best minds in cancer with Multidisciplinary Super speciality clinicians to discuss & deliver the emerging trend to treat all types of cancers under one roof.
Medical Oncology department provides treatment for Cancer through Chemotherapy. Targeted Therapy & Hormonal Therapy. Surgical Oncology department performs a full range of Cancer surgeries & reconstructive procedures with high precision & efficiency.
Radiation Oncology department provides state-of-the-art radiation treatment including external beam & Brachytherapy-HDR along with PET CT based Radiation planning.
Nuclear Medicine department offers an extensive range of clinical facilities in Radio Nuclear Imaging.
24×7 Availability of Medical Oncologist
Well Equipped Super Specialty Hospital
We at Malla Reddy Cancer Hospital & Research Institute provide holistic care comprising of Medical, Surgical, Radiation Oncology & Oncoimaging with integrated support from all other Broad & Superspeciality Departments.
Our Expertise Cancer Team, provide numerous benefits in preventing and diagnosing cancer, planning treatment and evaluating the decision. Our research team frequently modifies the treatments based on the information discussed with other cancer specialists at tumour boards.
Elekta Infinity is truly multifunctional. High precise linear accelerator to provide quality treatment with advanced technology.
Brachytherapy-HDR is a procedure that involves placing radioactive material inside your body to treat cancer. It allows your doctor to use a higher total dose of radiation to treat a smaller area in a shorter period than conventional external beam radiation therapy (EBRT).
A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging method using positron emitting radionuclides labelled with different pharmaceuticals and studies their bio-distribution (Emission scan).This when combined with CT scan (transmission) scan is called as PET-CT scan
The tracer may be injected, swallowed or inhaled, depending on which organ or tissue is being studied by the PET scan. The tracer accumulates in areas of your body that have higher levels of chemical activity, which often correspond to areas of disease. On a PET scan, these areas show up as bright spots.
A PET scan is useful in detecting and staging/Grading various ailments like cancer, coronary artery disease, tuberculosis and other inflammations
Why it’s done & it’s Risks; How to prepare; What you can expect; Results
PET –CT scan is an effective procedure, which assists in detecting chemical activity levels in the body. It is helpful in ruling out various disorders in brain and heart, including cancers. It is more effective than CT and conventional MRI has molecular changes appear earlier than morphological changes. There can be multiple conditions where PET- CT scan is very useful. Some of the disease conditions are as mentioned.
It is very important to read the findings on a PET scan very carefully as some benign lesions show abnormal metabolic activity. There can be multiple types of cancers, which can be detected and diagnosed by PET scans. Some of these are highlighted below.
After the procedure, the patient is asked to change into normal clothes and is advised to drink plenty of water/fluids in order to flush out or remove the tracer from the body. The patient can go home after the PET-CT scan is performed and resume normal routine activities. The patient can drink and eat normally after the PET –CT scan procedure is complete.
The nuclear physician interprets the images from the scan and prepares the report, which will further be handed over to the concerned doctor. The doctor examines the report carefully and discusses the results with the patient in detail. If the report is normal, it means the patient is fit and healthy with no abnormality detected. If the report is abnormal, it means that there are some abnormalities, which would need the attention of the doctor. The cancerous cells appear as bright spots in the image. The bright spots indicate cancer cells with high metabolic activity.