The Gulf International Cancer Center in Abu Dhabi introduces the first PET/CT scanner in UAE. It detects cancerous tumors in the body and its spread using radioactive glucose. This enables the physician in deciding whether the patient will need surgery or radiation therapy and chemotherapy. The radioactive glucose (18-FDG) is made available by a committed Cyclotron, present at the center.
The Gulf International Cancer Center in Abu Dhabi introduced the first digital PET/CT in UAE in 2009 and the first Digital PET/CT 2020. It detects the tumors in the body and its spread using radioactive glucose. The radioactive glucose (18 FDG) is made available by a committed Cyclotron, present at the center. GICC has scanned over 12,000 patients since 2009.
At Gulf International Cancer Center images of the PET/CT are incorporated into the radiation therapy treatment planning system (TPS). This allows more accuracy in delineating the tumor area. Patients will benefit from this fusion since the radiation oncologist will be able to deliver higher radiation doses to eradicate the tumor while sparing of the normal tissues.
Recently we introduced Galliam 68 radio tracer for neuro endocrine tumors and prostitiate cancer (PSMA).