Department of Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology

The department of Radiation oncology at Patel Hospital was established in 2005 and is presently staffed by three full time Consultants...

Overview:

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.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 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.

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