Have you ever heard of the saying, “anything in excess is bad?” Be careful as it is applicable for exercise, too.
The Cancer Centre provides detection, diagnosis and treatment of the most prevalent cancers in Indonesia including: cervical cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, nasopharyngal cancer, lung cancer, paediatric cancers, leukaemia, liver cancer, prostate cancer, renal cancer and skin cancer.
In recognising the contemporary approach required to prevent and treat the cancers most prevalent in the Indonesian population, the MRCCC makes use of its state-of-the-art medical technology and top specialist doctors to achieve the best outcome for each patient. The most common cancer in Indonesia is cervical cancer, with 300,000 new cases yearly. The Cancer Centre adopts a preventative approach, encouraging regular pap smear tests and the cervical cancer vaccine.
Opening in 2011 and located in the impressive MRCCC building in central Jakarta, the Cancer Centre provides the following diagnostic and therapeutic services.
PET / CT
PET / CT is the modality that combines Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) in a single device, so imaging can be taken both in sequence and the results can be combined in one image. In this case, PET provides information about the functional and metabolic cells, while CT scans provide morphological information. The unification of the two imaging above produces a more accurate location information, to determine further therapeutic strategies.
What is the use of PET\CT?
PET\CT can be used:
1. In cases of malignancy \ tumors:
- To help diagnosing malignancy earlier
- To determine the spread and levels of disease (staging) in more effective and accurate way
- To determine a more precise therapy planning
- To evaluate response to therapy earlier, so changes in therapy can also be done earlier as needed
- To assess recurrence early
- To assist physicians in the assessment of malignant or benign tumors
- To determine the location of biopsy
2. For coronary heart disease, PET is used to assess myocardial viability, so that necessary action can be determined whether a more invasive procedure (stents, bypass, graft, etc) needed. In this case, the examination with PET is the best standard for determination of cardiac viability.
3. This examination can also be used to assess glucose metabolism in the brain that can be used in dementia patients (senile) or epilepsy.
The PET is safe because of the relatively low radiation exposure.
Examination preparation: Avoid excessive physical activity since the day before the examination, fasting eat for 6 hours before the examination, but it is recommended to drink enough water.
This examination is not indicated for pregnant women.
For more information, contact:
Tel. : (021) 2996 2888 ext 20765 or direct line to the (021) 2996 2765
For inquiry: nuclear.mrccc @ siloamhospitals.com
LINEAR ACCELERATOR WITH ARC RAPID TECHNIQUE FOR RADIATION THERAPY CANCER
Lately, with the advancement of technology, experts create a tool that can provide radiation therapy with external radiation therapy more precisely on target tumors with minimal side effects on surrounding healthy tissue.
Radiation therapy equipment for cancer patients in this hospital is linear accelerator, with the ability to perform IMRT technique (Intensitied Modulated Radiation Therapy), is a technique that allows radiation oncology doctors to form the beam adapted to form tumors.
To ensure the quality of the beam in accordance with the desired, this tool is also equipped with on-board CT imaging that will monitor the progress of the irradiated area. Moreover, it also has the ability to perform technical Rapid Volumetric Modulated Arc or Arc Therapy so that more homogeneous tumor dose, more precise and fewer side effects. It provide a rapid arc-shaped beam arch or a half circle or full circle around the patient’s body so the radiation done in shorter time. With IMRT technique, the radiation only takes 1.5 to 4 minutes.
Radiotherapy is often a part of primary treatment for certain types of cancer, such as malignancies of the head, neck, bladder, lung disease and Hodgins.
For radiotherapy further information, contact:
Tel. : (021) 2996 2888 ext 20597 \ 20 552
For inquiry: radiotherapy.mrccc @ siloamhospitals.com