History and Milestones



• Tomotherapy, a new way to deliver radiation treatment, begins
• Total laboratory automation with the most advanced Laboratory Information Services (LIS)
• Advanced treatment planning system capable of delivering IMRT, VMAT (Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy) and Total Board Irradiation
• Latest 3 Tesla state-of-the-art MRI


• Building Expansion: D Block added with 200 more beds and a dedicated SICU/MICU
• Six Major OTs added: 14 most advanced OTs to give state-of the-art services
• Complementary and Alternative Medicine Unit started
• Fully-automated NAT lab for testing viral markers


• Department of Philanthropy instituted
• Second robot installed
• First PET-CT replaced with state-of-the-art digital PET-CT
• Navigation System in Neurosurgery brought to RGCIRC
• Infectious Diseases Department started


• Department of Interventional Oncology, considered as the fourth pillar of clinical oncology, inaugurated
• Cath Lab added to the Department of Radiology
• Journal of Current Oncology launched in 2018
• In-house pharmacy inaugurated. Discounts on oncology drugs upto 21 per cent and consumables upto 50 per cent


• Pain and Palliation Department started


• Satellite centre of RGCIRC started in Niti Bagh, South Delhi
• Synergy Platform replaces LINAC 2
• After-completion of Therapy Clinic (ACT) for childhood cancer survivors begins
• Blood Bank, one of the busiest in Delhi, is fully automated


• Grace, a residential facility begins for paediatric patients and their caregivers
• Next-generation Sequencing (NGS) in Molecular Diagnostic Lab begins
• US Patent No. 9.013.182 granted for invention: Methods for computing Pharmacokinetics Parameter in MRI
• Funds begin to be earmarked for inhouse research annually
• Workload goes up: second PET-CT installed
• Next-generation Picture Archival and Communication Systems (PACS)– Radiology
• Innovian Real-time Monitoring System: automatic charting for anaesthesia set up


• Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory unveiled
• Theranostics in radiopharmaceutical therapy initiated with specific PET-CT imaging and therapy of neuroendocrine tumours and prostate cancer


• Biorepository inaugurated
• TrueBeam, state-of-the-art radiation equipment, installed in Radiotherapy
• Hospital expands: 302 beds, including day-care wards
• CT scan upgraded
• SPECT-CT with gamma camera installed


• The robot comes to RGCIRC
• Rapid Arc, the new radiotherapy equipment, installed
• Diploma course begins in Medical Record Technology under the IMA 2012
• Dedicated Paediatric Oncology ward established
• Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery commences
• Full field digital Mammography with Tomosynthesis installed
• Fully automated Immunohistochemistry (IHC) slide preparation system – VENTANA XL – installed, the first of its kind in North India


• Surgical and Medical ICUs renovated
• Four new OTs added and existing four renovated on the modular pattern with HVAC system (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems)


• The institute acquires IGRT (Imageguided Radiotherapy) equipment, the next generation LINAC
• Picture Archival and Communication Systems (PACS) installed in Radiology


• First PET-CT machine – backbone of cancer imaging – installed
• Department of Preventive Oncology added to the clinical armamentarium
• MRI upgraded to 1.5 Tesla
• Fellowship in Paediatric Hematooncology began


• The concept of organ-specific clinics adopted
• 100 per cent manual component separation with triple blood bags
• Cryopreservation of stem cell
• Nucleic acid testing (NAT), a molecular technique for screening donor blood to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections (TTIs) in recipients, begins


• B.Sc Radiotherapy, in affiliation with Guru Gobind Singh IP University offered


• Phase 1 trial conducted with Dabur
• Ashray – residential facility for cancer patients and their caregivers at subsidised rates
• DNB Programme, post-graduate degree started in Surgery, Radiation and Radiology 2005
• DNB seats added in Medical Oncology and Anaesthesia
• First hospital-based Cancer Registry (1996-2002) published


• Four-bed BMT unit inaugurated by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam


• First international conference RGCON; conducted annually since then 2001
• Panel expansion (markers added) for cancer diagnosis
• Semi-automated blood grouping and cross matching


• Ethics Committee constituted
• Rehabilitation services since inception 1998
• Diploma courses under the Indian Medical Association (IMA): Medical Laboratory Technology, X-Ray and Imaging Technology Operation Theatre Technology


• President of India Dr SD Sharma inaugurates RGCIRC
• The institute is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India
• Tumour Board instituted
• Conventional Radiation Therapy LINAC Accelerators-2 and Cobalt Unit
• 4 OTs with split/window ACs and a common Air Handling Unit (AHU)

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