Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah Introduces PET CT Scan Facility
On July 15, 2019 Narayana
Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah launched a new advanced PET CT Scan facility for Cancer care.
Positron emission tomography (PET) uses small amounts of radioactive materials
called radiotracers, a special camera and a computer to help evaluate your
organ and tissue functions. By identifying body changes at the cellular level,
PET may detect the early onset of disease before it is evident on other imaging
tests. A PET scan measures important body functions, such as blood flow, oxygen
use, and sugar (glucose), metabolism, to help doctors evaluate how well organs and tissues are
PET CT Scan is
commonly performed to detect Cancer, determine blood flow to the heart
muscle, determine the effects of a heart attack, or myocardial
infarction, on areas of the heart, and evaluates brain
abnormalities, such as tumors, memory disorders, seizures and other central
nervous system disorders.
PET scans are
performed on instruments that are combined PET and CT scanners. The combined
PET/CT scans provide images that pinpoint the anatomic location of abnormal
metabolic activity within the body. The combined scans have been shown to
provide more accurate diagnoses than the two scans performed separately.
Doctors can make more accurate diagnoses, develop more targeted treatment
monitoring, which should result in improved patient outcomes. PET CT Scan has
few advantages such as it identifies changes in body, at the cellular level,
PET imaging may detect the early onset of disease before it is evident on other
imaging tests such as CT or MRI. Also a
nuclear medicine scan is less expensive and may yield more precise information
than exploratory surgery. One risk is radiation exposure.
Speaking about the new
facility, Dr. Subhasis Bhattacharya Facility Director, NH Howrah said, “Building on the vision of creating significant impact on the
cancer care landscape in this part of the world, today’s pioneering development
will build further momentum in the battle against cancer and other deadly
diseases. Now patients from the state have access to good infrastructure at
Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah