Gulf International Cancer Center

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Our services include cancer diagnosis with PET CT (the first operating cancer in UAE), Hematology-Oncology and Radiation Oncology offering the latest techniques and equipment in this ever evolving medical specialty.

Gulf International Cancer Center provides the following:
Radiation Therapy with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Radiation Therapy with High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy implants
Chemotherapy and Hormonal treatment
Cancer Diagnosis and staging utilizing PET/CT with supportive Cyclotron
Counseling for cancer education and prevention
 

The First PET/CT with Supporting Cyclotron

The Gulf International Cancer Center in Abu Dhabi introduced the first PET/CT scanner in UAE. It detects the cancerous tumor in the body and its spread using radioactive glucose. This enables the physicians 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 glucose is prepared a short time before being administered to the patient. The PET/CT scanning is done as an out-patient procedure over a period of 90 minutes. It is indicated for patients with breast and lung cancer, head and neck cancer, thyroid and esophageal cancer, colon cancer, ovarian and cervical cancer as well as lymphoma and skin melanoma.

The Gulf International Cancer Center managed also to fuse the produced images of the PET/CT into the radiation therapy treatment planning used at the center. This allowed more accuracy in delineating the tumor area. Patients will benefit from the fusion since the radiation oncologist will be able to deliver higher radiation doses to kill the tumor and meanwhile less side effects by avoiding more normal tissue. This capability is the first in the MENA region,and available only in few International centers.

The PET/CT in Abu Dhabi will have a cost saving since patients do not have to travel outside UAE to obtain it, and also avoid the troubles of flying for the patients and their families.

 
The Leaders in Cancer Treatment in The United Arab Emirates.


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