World-class nuclear medicine facility can help Bangladeshi patients reduce travel to abroad for cancer diagnosis
Cancer is a major health problem in Bangladesh, with an estimated 156,775 new cases and 108,990 cancer deaths in 2020. The most common cancers in Bangladesh are lung cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer.
United Hospital, a leading private hospital in Bangladesh, has marked a major milestone in its nuclear medicine facility, having performed 10,000 PET-CT scans.
The PET-CT scanner is a revolutionary diagnostic tool that combines the power of two imaging techniques: positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT). PET scans are used to detect cancer cells and other diseases by showing how tissues and organs are functioning. CT scans provide detailed images of the body's anatomy.
Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for improving the chances of survival for cancer patients. A PET-CT scan can be used to detect cancer cells at an early stage when they are most treatable; stage cancer, which helps doctors determine the extent of the diseas; plan treatment, such as surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy; monitor the effectiveness of treatment and detect the recurrence of cancer.
The PET-CT scanner is one of the most advanced technique. It can provide accurate and detailed images of cancer cells, even in small or difficult-to-reach areas. Additionally, the facility has seasoned radiologists on staff who are specialists in reading PET-CT scans.
In addition to the PET-CT scanner, United Hospital also has a number of other advanced diagnostic tools, including MRI scanners, CT scanners, and ultrasound machines. The hospital also has a team of experienced oncologists who can provide comprehensive cancer care.
Bangladeshi patients who used to travel abroad for cancer diagnosis now may consider the facilities avaialble in the country as an alternative since, some of them has got the the JCI accreditation - with the facilities and expertise to provide people with the same level of care as any hospital in abroad.
Here are some of the benefits of getting a cancer diagnosis at United Hospital: Early diagnosis and treatment can improve the chances of survival for cancer patients. United Hospital has a world-class nuclear medicine facility that can provide accurate and detailed images of cancer cells. Experienced radiologists who are experts at deciphering PET-CT scans work in the hospital. United Hospital also has several other advanced diagnostic tools and a team of experienced oncologists who can provide comprehensive cancer care.