The Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital in Belagavi (Belgaum) is establishing upgraded services with the installation of latyest Molecular Imaging in the Nuclear Medicine speciality with Single Photon Emission Computerised Tomography (SPECT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET-CT) and Radio-Nuclide Therapy Unit. The cost in its entirety is around INR 15 crores.
Honourable Union Minister of Home, Shri Rajnath Singh will Inaugurate the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Unit at the KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital & Medical Research Centre on 13th the Saturday, 2018 at 3.00 PM.
Karnataka Lingayat Education Society (KLE Society) is an organisation dedicated to societal transformation through education, agriculture, healthcare and research. Recently, the organisation commemorated its” Centenary Year” of establishment and the celebrations, graced by the presence of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi Ji on 13th November 2016.
KLE Society commenced a path-breaking initiation in healthcare with the establishment of KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital in 1996, and the facility has evolved into an institution with 2400 beds including 1400 beds in the Charitable Hospital dedicated to providing the best of healthcare to the poor and needy. The organisation today comprises a combined healthcare capacity of over 4000 beds including the Ayurveda Hospital, Cancer Hospital and Centenary Charitable Hospital at Belagavi along with a modern hospital and ICU at Chikkodi in the surrounding rural areas. The healthcare facilities have emerged as a preferred destination for advanced diagnostic and treatment services in the region of North Karnataka, South Maharashtra, Goa and also people from far off countries.
Dr Prabhakar Kore, the chairman of KLE Society and the Chancellor of KLE Higher Education and Research (Deemed to be University) and the Members, Board of Management of KLE Society, dedicates the said facility to the services of the nation. Dr M V Jali, the Medical Director & CEO of the Hospital welcomed the press and media and Dr Rashmi Angadi, the Chief Consultant of the new inaugural unit briefed the technical and functional aspect of the new facility.
Details of the facility
NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING UNIT (PET-CT)
1. SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) – dual head gamma camera: Bone scan, Hepatobiliary Scan, Thyroid Scan, Parathyroid Scan, MIBG, Lung Scan and Renal Scans. Lymphoscintigraphy, Gastric Emptying, Gastrointestinal bleed diagnosis, Gastroesophageal reflux, Neurologic scans, Blood volume analysis, Infection Studies, Cisternogram, Myocardial Perfusion Scan, Testicular Scan and Sentinel Lymph Node Scan and other facilities.
2. PET CT (Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography): Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Head and Neck Cancers, Gynaecological malignancies, Prostate Cancer, and so forth. Infection and Inflammation imaging, detection of myocardial viability, evaluation of patients with dementia, epilepsy, parkinsonism syndrome, PET CT guided Radiotherapy planning.
3. RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY (Low Dose and High Dose): Hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer, Bone pain palliation, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Radiosinovectomy, treatment for metastatic neuroendocrine tumours, treatment for Liver Cancer and liver metastases.