PET-CT Facility AT AIIMS-Bhubaneswar Soon

Bhubaneswar: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-Bhubaneswar will soon have a PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography) machine.
According to a press release issued by AIIMS, Bhubaneswar work for the installation of PET-CT has already started and it will be functional by the next 2-3 months.
AIIMS-Bhubaneswar will be the first public hospital in the State to install PET-CT machine, the release added.
It said that civil works and other works for its installation and commissioning which got delayed due to the second surge of the Covid pandemic has already started and is expected to be completed within the next two months.
The PET-CT machine which will be installed at the basement area of the hospital will help in the treatment of cancer patients and other critical surgical cases, the release stated.
The PET-CT will benefit many poor and needy patients of Odisha, the release added.
According to Cancer.Net, a positron emission tomography scan is known as a PET scan. PET scan is a type of test that may be used in cancer treatment. It can be done along with a CT scan. If so, doctors call it a PET-CT scan. But you might also just hear it called a PET scan.
For some types of cancer, a PET-CT scan is a way to help find cancer and learn its stage. Stage is a way to describe where the cancer is and if it has spread. Doctors also learn information about the stage if and how the cancer is affecting your body’s functions. Knowing the stage of cancer helps you and your doctor choose the best treatment. It also helps your doctor predict your chance of recovery.