PET CT Scan at Kozhikode Medical College Hospital | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kozhikode: After a long wait, the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan facility at Kozhikode Government Medical College Hospital has become functional.
The PET scan facility has been set up at an expense of Rs 10 crore by the hospital development society.
The official inauguration of the facility will be held next year, said the authorities of the department of nuclear medicine.
Around 200 patients can be treated via the PET CT scan facility. While private hospitals and labs charge between Rs 18,000 and Rs 25,000 for the scan, it will be made available for Rs 11,000 at the medical college.
Reportedly, a total of 150 patients have undergone treatment using the PET scan facility, on a trial basis, at the medical college so far.
PET CT scans are generally used for the detection of cancer, infection, tuberculosis, memory loss, Parkinson’s disease and the evaluation of cancer treatment.
The treatment at the medical college is being led by an expert team, comprising Dr VP Anilakumari, Dr P Harilal, Dr K Ali, Dr Vivek Mathew and Dr Sarin Krishna.