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Radiation Oncology

Dr. S. K. Sharma

Sr. Consultant & Chief of Breast & Thoracic Radiation Oncology Services
Radiation Oncology

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Dr. Munish Gairola

Director & Sr. Consultant - Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology

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Dr. Swarupa Mitra

Consultant & Chief of Gynecological and Genitourinary Radiation Oncology Services
Radiation Oncology

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Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma

Radiation Oncology

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Department Of Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology refers to the treatment of cancer patients using radiation, which could be X-rays or Gamma rays or electrons. Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre with its tradition of quality and excellence offers comprehensive and modern radiotherapy services it the patients.
The Hospital's Radiation Oncology Department is located on the ground floor, in the A block of the hospital and 2nd basement in the C Block. The Department is equipped with Linear Accelerators, Simulators, High Dose Rate Remote after loading Brachytherapy system, Dedicated Treatment Planning Computers and Mould Room to fabricate lead shields and templates in house. The department has been intricately networked to CT scan and MRI with DICOM image transfer capability that makes it one of the best Radiation Oncology Hospital in India.
Simulator is a specialized X-Ray fluoroscopy unit, having the same parameters as those of the therapy unit without its treatment capabilities. It sets the teletherapy fields to the location of the tumor. The patient may need to spend from 15 minutes to 45 minutes under this unit for treatment positioning, localization and verification of computer planned portals. A change of planning through the course of treatment may again be done after a few days of radiation for selected cases using this equipment.
Linear Accelerator (LINAC)  
The Radiation Oncology Department is equipped with five LINACs including a Rapid Arc, and a True Beam, with facilities of Photon Beam, Electron Beam, 3D-CRT, IMRT and IGRT, VMAT and Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery along with latest brachytherapy Technologies.

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)  
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre boasts of being the first cancer centre in the country to put IMRT into clinical practice.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is an approach to radiation therapy that delivers a high, conformal dose to the tumor while restricting the exposure to surrounding normal tissue.
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)  

The Department is equipped with Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) equipment - ARTISTE from Siemens. IGRT combines the traditional radiation treatment with a simultaneous cone beam CT scan to allow for greater precision and accuracy when targeting and treating tumors.


Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)  
VMAT is another innovative radiotherapy method, that uses three-dimensional volume imaging, and treatment is designed and delivered to maximise the radiation dose the tumour and minimise exposure of the surrounding healthy tissue. The angle of the beam, the dose rate and the leaf speed are all independently controlled, making this a very accurate form of treatment. Arc therapy treatments take much less time to deliver than any other radiotherapy .This kind of radiotherapy is also called Rapid Arc – both names are specific to the equipment manufacturers, but are the same technique. Its one of its kind Rapid arc in Delhi.
True Beam at RGCI & RC  
TrueBeam is the new generation, groundbreaking radiotherapy technology in cancer treatment. The system can dynamically synchronize imaging, patient positioning, motion management, and treatment delivery and can be used for all forms of advanced radiotherapy modalities including Image Guided Radiotherapy.
Stereotactic radiotherapy  
Stereotactic radiotherapy (also called radiosurgery) is the use of multiple small beams to deliver radiotherapy treatment, from different angles and planes, shaped to the size of the tumour.
It involves use of high dose of radiation, by inserting radioactive source in or around the tumor. Generally, it is used for the treatment of Cancers of the Oral Cavity, Breast, Lung, Prostate and Soft Tissue Sarcomas, skin. The Brachytherapy unit has a multichannel Microselectron HDR with remote after loading system, a dedicated machine with applicators capable of treating tumours at all the above mentioned sites. The new applicators are MRI friendly, so that Image Based Brachytherapy may also be done at indicated sites.


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