The only PET/CT scanner in this part of India operates at Galaxy Vidarbha. Scans are done four times a week in the morning hours from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. FDG(isotope/tracer) is brought to Nagpur by air from Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Patients from Vidarbha, MP, Chattisgarh are benefited by this. PET/CT is mainly done for cancer studies, for detecting disease, staging, re-staging, post operative evaluation, post chemo-radio response and long term follow-up. Since the tracer is to be injected for PET, patient needs to schedule prior appointments so that the operator scans properly with adequate care. We have an expert team of member physicians and radiologists of substantial experience from Tata Memorial Hospital to report on these cases. We plan to do FDG PET/CT fusion infusion, sodium bone scan, PSP for prostatic malignancy, Dotatate scan for neuro-endocrinal tumors.
Galaxy Vidarbha uses high-field 1.5 Tesla MRI machine from Wipro/GE,USA. One of it’s kind machine in this area, it is fully loaded with advance software which can satisfy most of the required investigation needed through MRI. Mainstay of the MRI work is for brain,spine and joints.We do all types of abdominal studies like enterolysis, defaecogram, fistulogram, MRCP, apart from routine MRI studies. Angiography is with or without constrast.We also do breast and prostatic MRI studies. We do functional MRI, motor studies, BOLD imaging, DTI, spectroscopy, diffusion and perfusion studies. MRI is safe. There is no ionising radiation. It can be done during pregnancy, lactation and menstruation also. MRI is contraindicated if an aneurysm clipping is done, or you have metallic foreign bodies or non-compatible pacemaker. For patients with implants, MRI can be done after 6 weeks to 3 months.
Galaxy Vidarbha CT scan machine is Discovery 600 from Wipro/GE from USA. It is a multislice fast imaging machine. It makes use of computer-processed combinations of many x-ray images taken from different angles.It produces cross-sectional images of specific areas of the body.The multidetector CT scanner allows us to obtain multiple slices in a single rotation, resulting in images that are of high quality, detail and clarity, and faster speed. Depending on which part of your body is being scanned, you may be asked to:
- Take off some or all of your clothing and wear a hospital gown.
- Remove metal objects, such as a belt, jewelry, dentures and eyeglasses, which might interfere with image results.
- Refrain from eating or drinking for a few hours before your scan.
Medical ultrasound (also known as diagnostic sonography or ultrasonography) is a technique based on the application of ultrasound. It is used to see internal body structures such as tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs.
During an ultrasound, you may need to have a full bladder for the technician to get a clear image of the organs. You should drink two to three glasses of water one hour before your scheduled ultrasound, as instructed by the doctor.
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, similar to visible light. Unlike light, however, x-rays have higher energy and can pass through most objects, including the body. Medical x-rays are used to generate images of tissues and structures inside the body.
X-rays are standard procedures. In most cases, you won’t need to take special steps to prepare for them. Depending on the area that your doctor and radiologist are examining, you may want to wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in. They may ask you to change into a hospital gown for the test. They may also ask you to remove any jewelry or other metallic items from your body before your X-ray is taken.
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to evaluate the electrical activity in the brain. The test tracks and records brain wave patterns. Small, flat metal discs called electrodes are attached to the scalp with wires and send signals to a computer.