“BA” L C Parikh Cancer Centre is a thought conceived by Navsari Cancer care foundation and now functioning properly with all its facility specially Radiation therapy, Radio- Diagnostic and Laboratory facilities.
Radiation therapy to the patients is OPD basis procedure and best standard are being maintained to give best results. The centre is well equipped with Linear Accelerator, Clinac iX from Varian Medical System, which is a best platform for giving External Beam Radiotherapy in the world. Its Millennium multileaf collimator system facilitate dynamic Intensity
Modulated Radiotherapy which makes it unique in whole of south Gujarat. Linear Accelerator delivers the radiation after planning on Eclipse treatment planning system. The whole network is very well managed and runs efficiently by ARIA networking system.
The process and delivery of radiation is what makes difference in every radiotherapy department. In most of cancer institute the conventional or 2 Dimensional radiotherapy is being practiced with help of conventional X ray simulators. Ct Scan From seimens provide us latest technology and good quality images for planning. The treatment planning for radiotherapy for every patient is being done by CT simulator alone.
The ways of delivery radiation is always fascinated in the mind of radiation scientist and now they have brought difference in its delivery by introducing Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy in clinical setting. IMRT is best form of practice of radiation delivery so that actual dose and actual site must get the full dose. It is Optimization of Radiation done by Treatment planning system on the contour given by Radiation Oncologist.
After inauguration of centre on 3rd jan 2011 a total of 213 patients have been seen in OPD as on 10th june 2011 and out of which total 132 patients were given Radiotherapy. Majority of patients are from head and neck, cervix and breast carcinoma. A large no. of palliative patients viz bone mets and brain mets have been given radiation therapy to palliate their pain.
The Brachytherapy unit is given by Nucleotron’s Microselctron Iridium 192 High Dose Rate Radiotherapy system which works efficiently along with EBRT. Till date 7 patients have been treated by Brachytherapy.