Making The Difference In Cancer Treatment

Technology for Cancer Care

Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital is deeply committed to the highest standards of excellence in medical care. Our primary concern is to ensure that every patient under our care receives world-class diagnostic and therapeutic services with the best possible care once you enter the portals of our hospital. The comprehensive care at Nanavati Cancer Centre is supported by innovative techniques and advanced technology.

Robotic Surgery

Consider as an advanced form of minimally invasive or laparoscopic (small incision) surgery robotic surgery has revolutionised the surgical approach in many complex oncological procedures. Surgeons use a computer-controlled robot to perform complex surgical procedures. 

Robotic surgery has raised the oncological standards by improving perioperative outcomes, minimising complications and functional results. Nanavati Cancer Centre offers comprehensive surgical programs for many oncological cases including Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Thorax and Lung Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gynaecological Cancer and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), which is expertly manned by a team of specialists who are well -trained and have rich experiences in the field of Robotics.

Halcyon

Varian Halcyon v2.0 is a dedicated machine with high-end techniques of radiation oncology, promising inspiring new victories in the fight against cancer. It is an advanced radiotherapy system that is designed to deliver precise image-guided, volumetric, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) up to four times faster than standard technology.

We at Nanavati Cancer Centre use Varian Halcyon v2.0 with Treatment Planning System Eclipse™ Version 15.6 and Record & Verify (R&V) System ARIA® 15.6: Latest Linac design of the era with the capability of delivering IMRT, VMAT, IGRT, SBRT. It captures two dimensional or cone-beam CT images in less than 15 seconds for guidance. It is swift and the procedure is completed in the blink of an eye.

HALCYON also includes kV & MV CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) imaging with high-resolution image results in precise delivery of radiation to the cancer cells.

Salient Features:

  • FFF (Flattening Filter Free) and faster gantry speed enable lower treatment time. 
  • Atlas-based contouring, deformable image registration and biological optimization of Eclipse™ version 15.6, truly make the ACRO a full-fledged radiation oncology department.
  • CBCT Imaging before every treatment helps to adapt beams to everyday changes.

IMRT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy)

IMRT is a highly complex and promising type of conformal radiotherapy, which works by shaping the radiation beams to closely fit the area of cancer. IMRT treats tumours arising from Brain, Head and Neck, Lungs, Lymphomas and Gynaecological Cancers.

At Nanavati Cancer Centre, VMAT techniques are used to deliver IMRT. VMAT stands for Volumetric Arc Therapy. Using this technique radiotherapy machine Trilogy Tx Linear Accelerator, rotates around the patient during a radiotherapy beam in an arc shape, from infinite delivery angles. This technique effectively reduces the integral dose to one-tenth and treatment time to a few minutes. 

IGRT (Image-Guided Radiation Therapy)

IGRT precisely target cancer with radiation therapy. It improves the chances of killing cancer by reducing the risk of damaging normal body tissues and structures. In IGRT, CT scans or X-rays provide real-time image guidance for constant imaging during radiation therapy, to improve the precision and accuracy of treatment delivery. IGRT is most suitable for tumours of prostate, urinary bladder, lungs and gynaecological cancers.

SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy)

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is a treatment procedure similar to the central nervous system (CNS) stereotactic radiosurgery, except that it deals with tumours outside of the CNS. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy involves the delivery of a single high dose radiation treatment or a flow fractional radiation treatment (usually up to 5). A high potent biological dose of radiation is delivered to the tumour with highly precise treatment fields improving the cure rates for the tumour in a manner previously not achievable by standard conventional radiation therapy.

Biological Planning & Texture Analysis

One more paradigm is introduced in the Nanavati Hospital precise & accurate cancer treatment by using biological planning, evaluation & texture analysis. During the treatment planning of cancer patients using radiation, biological planning/evaluation is used to evaluate accurate radiation dose received by tumour. It takes into consideration the biological behaviour of tumours more accurately them other so the delivered treatment is accurate & increases the chance of survival.

Texture analysis helps to find the microscopic spread of diseases which is not identified by eyes. It also identifies the hypoxic active cells. So no tumour cells are left untreated hence better survival of patients.    

Digital Mammography

Digital Mammography is a mammography non-invasive system, which creates 2D and 3D-like pictures of the breasts. It enables the doctors to trace physiological pathways of various organisation systems and improve the ability to detect early in the disease process with low radiation digital imaging and stereotactic (3D) biopsy system.

PET / CT Scan

PET/CT imaging or a PET/CT scan is a type of nuclear medicine imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of a variety of diseases. It treats many types of cancers, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders, heart disease and other abnormalities within the body. To aid the accurate diagnosis and treatment of a plethora of diseases, Nanavati Cancer Centre has installed the latest generation PET/CT Scan machine. 

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Nanavati Cancer Centre has installed a 1.5 Tesla Volume MRI, which is the first of its kind in India. With the ability to generate 3D images, it helps a doctor to diagnose a disease or injury, and monitor how well you’re doing with treatment. MRI scanning is a non-invasive and painless procedure to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body.

Immunotherapy

Cancer immunotherapy is the artificial stimulation of the immune system to treat cancer, improving the immune system's natural ability to fight cancer. It is an application of the fundamental research of cancer immunology and a growing subspecialty of oncology.

HIPEC Technology (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy)

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is the process of delivering heating chemotherapy drugs into the abdominal cavity. This treatment is often used in combination with Cytoreductive surgery and is an effective approach for peritoneal carcinomatosis.

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