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HCG launches digital PET CT scanner in Karnataka

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HCG has introduced the first digital PET CT scanner in Karnataka, for high precision diagnosis in cancer. Biograph VISION- 600 by Siemens is the first UDR detector with 3.2-mm LSO crystals[a] and helps in visualising smaller lesions. It improves accuracy, performance, and reproducibility to see a whole new world of precision in PET/CT imaging. The blend of resolution and effective sensitivity assists in evaluating the impact of the treatment in prior.

Addressing the press, Dr KG Kallur, Director – Molecular Imaging, HCG said, “In cancer care, the need of the hour is precision and accuracy and a PET CT scan is crucial for accurate diagnosis of cancer.  With the adaption of Digital PET CT, HCG will now have the advantage to report cancerous lesions or tumours more accurate and fast, eventually, plan the treatment better and achieve the desired clinical outcome for a patient. This is possible because of the enhanced imaging technique provided by VISION-600 Digital PETCT, combined with the expertise of the molecular imaging department, focused to offer superior service to patients for early diagnosis of cancer.”

He further added, “In this unit of HCG, we do about 30 to 50 PET CT Scans in a day and the demand is surging with increased awareness on early cancer diagnosis. The waiting time of patients will reduce along with the hazardous risks of radiation for our medical technicians as the amount of isotope usage for the scan, will be reduced by 50 per cent in Digital PET Scan. ”

Dr BS Ajaikumar, Chairman and CEO, HCG Enterprises said, “In cancer care, early diagnosis has proven to be the key and treating it the right way the first time with proper staging results in achieving better outcomes. We at HCG, are happy to announce the introduction of Digital PET CT, which transforms diagnosis and therapy to a much higher level. We are able to achieve precision and make disease staging even at the millimetre level and deliver appropriate treatment.”

“We are proud to partner with HCG, who is a renowned cancer care provider in India. With exceptional features such as the market’s fastest time-of-flight and highest effective sensitivity, Biograph Vision helps reduce scan time and injected dose, reducing patient exposure to radiation. We look forward to our journey together in transforming care delivery by setting benchmarks for precision in PET/CT imaging,” said, Vivek Kanade, Executive Director, Siemens Healthineers, India.

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