SGPGI becomes the third institute in the country to set up Pet Scan Guided Biopsy Technique, know what is the specialty

SGPGI becomes the third institute in the country to set up Pet Scan Guided Biopsy Technique, know what is the specialty

Prostate cancer can no longer hide. To increase the rate of cancer detection, Sanjay Gandhi PGI has established Pet Scan Guided Biopsy. This technique would make it possible to take a biopsy directly from the tumor. Until now, ultrasound-guided biopsy had to take biopsies from many places of the prostate to find the exact location of the tumor, which many times the cancer could not be detected. Urologist and kidney transplant specialist Prof. According to Sanjay Surekha and Dr. Aftab Nazar of Nuclear Medicine, in abdominal guided biopsy, first detect the exact position of the cancer in the prostate, then after doing complete positioning, where is it located from the upper surface of the body with the robot, the biopsy robot from the tumor to be taken through. This has made it much easier to catch cancer.

Experts say that in the old technique of prostate cancer, the cancer could not be detected in one to two percent, which required repeated biopsies. So far, successful biopsies have been done in about 15 cases with this new method. This is the first such institute in the state, where the facility of robotic biopsy has now become available. Chandigarh PGI and AIIMS were available in Delhi only. Experts say that the biggest advantage of doing a biopsy with this technique is that it is almost painless. It only has a slight prickling feel like an injection. It also takes less than half the time compared to the old method of biopsy. 

Biopsy used to be painful:  Till now this biopsy procedure is done by inserting a needle into the patient's anus, this procedure is painful and inconvenient for the patient because this old method takes 8 to 10 places from different parts of the prostate gland. fall.

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