The department of Radiation oncology at Patel Hospital was established in 2005 and is presently staffed by three full time Consultants, two Physicists, Radiation safety officer, five technicians, nursing personnel & reception staff.
We have diagnosed and treated Over 10,000 patients of various cancers including breast cancer, gynaecological malignancies, urological malignancies, head and neck tumors, lymphomas that require radical treatment and also a large number of patients with metastatic disease (bones/brain) in palliative setting. While the first Linear Accelerator of Punjab, a Siemens Primus Linear Accelerator installed 10 year ago is still one of the workhorses of the department, we acquired another highly advanced radiotherapy machine in June 2015 - True Beam with F F F technology which is able to provide patients with standard of care treatment including ( IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy), IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy), Rapid Arc (significant reduces treatment time ) & SRT (Stereotactic Radiotherapy ) etc.
FACILITIES & SERVICES
Radition Therapy may be used as a single modality to treat cancer or combined with surgery and / or Chemotherapy. Patel Hospital offers all modalities of radiotherapy viz. External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) and Internal Radiotherapy or Brachytherapy.
EBRT is delivered by Linear Accelerator by which traverses the body from outside to inside. Most Patients receives EBRT in daily sessions which are spread over several weeks depending on the disease and stage. EBRT can be delivered in various forms.
Three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) is a complex process that begins with the creation of individualized 3D digital data sets of patient tumors and normal adjacent anatomy to shape radiation beams to match the shape of tumor.
IMRT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy)
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is an advanced type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer and noncancerous tumors. IMRT uses advanced technology to manipulate photon beams of radiation to conform to the shape of a tumor using collimator leafs
IGRT (Image-Guided Radiation Therapy )
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) is the process of frequent two and three-dimensional imaging, during a course of radiation treatment, used to direct radiation therapy utilizing the imaging to treat this changes in portion of tumors to accurately pinpoint where radiation should target
RapidArc� Radiotherapy Technology is an advanced form of IMRT that delivers a precisely-sculpted 3D dose distribution with a 360-degree rotation of the gantry in a single or multi-arc treatment Main advantage is to reduce the treatment time to less than two minutes.
SRS / SRBT
Stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) is a non-surgical radiation therapy used to treat functional abnormalities and small tumors of the brain. It can deliver precisely-targeted radiation in fewer high-dose treatments than traditional therapy, which can help preserve healthy tissue. When SRS is used to treat body tumors, it's called stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).
Brachytherapy is delivered by placing brachytherapy applicators in the body (near cancer cells) and brachytherapy source travels through the catheters and delivers radiation internally.
- Head & Neck Cancer
- Cervical & Uterine Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Esophageal and Gastric Cancer
- Soft tissue and bone sarcomas
- Multiple myeloma
- Palliative Radiation Therapy
- Using all advanced technologies of treatments IMRT, IGRT, SRT
- Treated more than 10,000 patients
- Hosted NZ AROI in 2006
- Hosted annual Head & Neck forums since 2012
- Organized Gynae Onco forum in 2017
- ACLS, BCLS, Trained Departmental Staff
- Adherence to standard & updated guidelines with weekly tumor board.